Toronto Wolfpack fans are encouraged to wear their Rugby club or country colours with pride at Lamport Stadium this Saturday, July 14th. The Wolfpack host a first annual Rugby Heritage Game, in partnership The Rugby Alliance, at the Betfred Championship match against Batley Bulldogs (K.O. 4:30pm).
Batley were formed in 1880 and were one of the original 22 clubs to form the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895. Their famous Mount Pleasant ground, where they have been playing for 138 years, is the oldest ground in Rugby League. The match sees the historic club fly to Canada to take on the game’s newest team, and recently crowned Championship League Leaders, at “the Den”.
Toronto Wolfpack Head of Marketing and Communications, Jon Pallett, commented:
“Toronto Wolfpack believe the world is a better place with more rugby balls in kids’ hands, a view shared by our valued partner The Rugby Alliance. We are encouraging as many juniors as possible to attend the game and enjoy a celebration of Rugby heritage.
“Juniors who attend in jerseys will be eligible for a number of competitions throughout the day, as well as the possibility of being selected to take part in a ‘Junior Rugby Showcase’ at half time.”
Building on the success of last month’s ‘Rugby In The Square’ event, presented in partnership with Rugby Ontario and TIRF, the Wolfpack are keen to continue harnessing new passion for Rugby, whilst also acknowledging the game’s storied past. Pallett continued:
“We look forward to seeing a sea of colour as fans of all ages show off their Rugby club and country colours. Fans without a Rugby jersey are more than welcome to showcase jerseys from any other sport.”
Junior and senior players involved in club rugby across Ontario will all be invited to the game free of charge. Information on claiming tickets will be distributed through Rugby Alliance, Ontario Rugby League and local clubs this week, as well as across Wolfpack channels.
About The Rugby Alliance
The Rugby Alliance is a charitable organization committed to fostering Rugby skills and encouraging strength, strategic thinking, teamwork and vigour. Their proud roots are carried forward by Velocity Trade and in 2018 the Rugby Alliance logo appears on the left sleeve of the Toronto Wolfpack home, away and Canada Day jerseys.