See the Rugby League World Cup first in Huddersfield


Tuesday 9 October, 2.30-4pm

The Rugby League World Cup 2013 Trophy Tour will be launched on Tuesday 9 October 2012 at the George Hotel in Huddersfield – the place where the game was founded.
The Trophy Tour marks the start of the countdown to the Rugby League World Cup. Following its return from New Zealand, the Trophy will visit Huddersfield in the first of many opportunities for people across the host nations to see the magnificent trophy and take part in the build up to the international tournament which takes place next autumn.

And to pay tribute to the birthplace of rugby league the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr David Ridgway will unveil a plaque to commemorate this historic place in a short ceremony outside the George Hotel at 2pm.

The Trophy will be on display in St George’s Square from 2.30 – 4pm giving people the chance to have their photograph taken alongside it. They will also be able to see the giant Rugby League World Cup Belong Ball and register for exclusive tickets and offers on the exhibition trailer. Local schools will take part rugby league skills and fun sessions in St George’s Square provided by Huddersfield Community Trust and Huddersfield Giants in the Community as part of their schools development programme.

The Gillette Rugby League Heritage Centre with its permanent exhibition celebrating the game’s fascinating history and housing a collection of rare memorabilia, ancient caps and jerseys, valuable medals and trophies, old programmes and pictures will also be open from 11am-1pm and from 2.30-4pm for visitors to find out more about the history and heritage of the game.

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