Toronto Wolfpack have the opportunity to secure the Betfred Championship League Leaders Shield this Saturday at Lamport Stadium.
The Wolfpack take on Sheffield Eagles (K.O. 4:30pm EDT) with a 7-point lead at the top of the table after last weekend’s win over Leigh Centurions in Round 19. A win against the Eagles would maintain or improve this lead with just 3 games remaining, guaranteeing the Pack to finish top at the end of the regular season as well as the right to lift the Championship League Leaders Shield.
The Championship League Leaders Shield will travel to Toronto on Friday courtesy of Wolfpack Major Partner Air Transat. If the Wolfpack win Saturday’s game the trophy will be presented to the team in a post match ceremony involving representatives from the club’s key partners, families from Make-A-Wish® Canada (who being hosted on game day) as well as VIP’s and special guests.
Wolfpack General Manager – Commercial, Scott Lidbury, commented:
“If the team are able to secure top spot on Saturday afternoon we want to first and foremost give our players the opportunity to share their fantastic achievement at Lamport Stadium with our loyal fans and valued partners.
“We encourage Wolfpack supporters of all ages to head to the Den on Saturday and not miss out on what could be a spectacular post game celebration.”
The highly acclaimed Toronto Wolfpack Beer Garden, run by The Craft Guys, will be open 2 hours after the final whistle on Saturday. The garden creates a festival-like atmosphere; as fans are able to enjoy a variety of craft beer, ciders and fun cocktails as well as post match live music.
Finishing top would also benefit the Wolfpack with a schedule of 4 home games in Toronto and 3 away games in the post season ‘Qualifiers’ in August and September. In the Qualifiers the top 4 teams in the Championship and bottom 4 teams in the Super League play off in a round robin for places in the 2019 Super League. Fixtures will be confirmed in early August following the conclusion of all regular season games.
The Championship League Leaders Shield could be the Wolfpack’s third trophy in just two seasons. The Pack won the League 1 Leaders Shield followed by the League 1 Title in the clubs 2017 inaugural season.