26th January 2018, 11:41 | Community

Champion Schools Finals Day set for new venue

Champion Schools Finals Day set for new venue

Part of a new campaign for Youth Rugby League in 2018...

Champion Schools Finals changes

Part of a new campaign for Youth Rugby League in 2018.

The world’s biggest schools Rugby League competition, the RFL’s Champion Schools, sees a range of changes in 2018, all designed to support more players to play more often at an appropriate level at school, and to deliver outstanding Rugby League experiences for young people, their families and teachers.

This year sees the prestigious Champion Schools Finals move to a new Rugby League venue in the North of England during the week commencing 2 July, part of the summer term.

The Finals - for Years 8-10 boys and Years 7-10 girls - will be supported by the RFL Performance and Development team and will feature support from former players and leading coaches, and will be inspired by the upcoming home Rugby League World Cup 2021.

The unique Year 7 Boys Final remains as the curtain raiser to the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday, 25 August, 2018.

The Rugby Football League is working with schools and colleges to promote a schools' 'grand day out' to the Challenge Cup and more information on this part of the campaign will be available soon.

Adam Hughes is the Rugby Football League Education Lead: "The Champion Schools Finals Day is a very special day in the Rugby League calendar and it will be exciting to see how we can add to what is already a great experience by bringing it to a Rugby League venue in the North.

"Our partner schools have fed into us and these changes are as a direct result of their feedback.

"We are now inviting Rugby League clubs and our Foundation partners to tender for this special event."

Clubs or Foundations wishing to tender for the partnership delivery of Champion Schools Finals 2018 should email Adam Hughes. E: Adam.Hughes@rfl.co.uk

For full details, download the 2018 Venue Tender document HERE.