Capital kicks off in style

Rugby League in the capital will take another significant step forward when it stages an exciting launch event for the new 2005 season at London Skolar?s New River Stadium on Saturday, 5 February 2005.

All the Rugby League clubs based in London will converge on the north London venue for the ?London Rugby League Launch? of 2005.

Besides The highlights of an event which will demonstrate Rugby League?s growing presence in London will be two high profile matches.

The first game will be between London & the South Representative team and the London Broncos Under 18 Academy and while the major attraction of the day will be the ?derby? meeting between the capital?s Super League outfit, the London Broncos and fast-improving LHF Healthplan National League club London Skolars.

?Rugby League as a sport now has a serious foothold in our capital city. We have seen the establishment of quality club structures at all levels of the game throughout the region and the Rugby Football League is seriously committed to stimulating yet further growth within London and its surrounding districts,? say Gary Tasker Marketing and Development Director for the RFL.

?We are encouraged by the initiative shown by London?s Rugby League community in staging this celebration of the 2005 season and we look forward to working with such progressive, forward-thinking people as we seek to develop our sport?s potential in the region.?

Tickets are now on sale via the London Skolars office on 020 8888 8488, by e-mail [email protected] Prices are set at ?10.00 for Adults, ?5.00 Concessions and ?25.00 for a Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children.