Rob Burrow to be Chief Guest at 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final

The RFL’s Chief Guest for the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils is Rob Burrow ‘in absentia’.

RFL Chair, Simon Johnson, explains:

“Had the Coral Challenge Cup Final taken place in July as planned, Rob would have joined us as the guest of honour.

“Circumstances have changed, but Rob remains the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Chief Guest – central to the day and in all our hearts as he and the rest of the Rugby League community this year watch the final from home.

“Rob Burrow represents the best of the sport. An inspirational player, a dedicated father, husband and son, and now an inspiration as a campaigner, Rob is beloved by everyone in Rugby League and by many, many friends of our sport.

“For this highly unusual Challenge Cup Final – with no supporters in the ground, and no traditional presentation of the trophy – we are delighted that he accepted our invitation to be Chief Guest in absentia.

“Rob has chosen to use this platform to say ‘thank you’ again to the Rugby League community for its support to him and his family, and to further raise awareness of MND on behalf of those living with the disease who do not have a public profile.

“Together with the MND Association and Rob, a simple text-to-give service has been set up in honour of our Chief Guest to enable all of us in the Rugby League Community and beyond to further show our love and support over the Coral Challenge Cup Final weekend. And raise much needed funds for the MND Association.

“Every Challenge Cup Final has a Chief Guest who is special to the sport and in this year it is the sport’s very great honour that this is Rob Burrow.”

Text MNDROB to 70085 to donate £7 – texts cost £7, plus one standard rate message

The text to give number will be promoted throughout the build-up to the Coral Challenge Cup Final across social media so that everyone in the Rugby League community can share it and donate if they can.

The RFL would like to thank the Challenge Cup Title Partner – Coral – for very generously donating LED time at Wembley.


Club Cash Lottery

In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

Download Standing Order Application Form

OUR PARTNERS
Shire Self Storage
1895 Sports
H Mullaney & Son
CDX Security
Donkeystone Brewery Co
Purpose Business and Marketing
Oldham Reporter
The Property Buying Company
Swans Travel
Premier Kia
The Oldham Times
University of Salford
Betfred
Spindles Town Square
ORSA
Bamford Print
Space
RFL