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World Cup and the Northern Powerhouse

RLWC2021 is delighted and proud to have partnered with the Cabinet Office as part of its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

While the tournament will be hosted across England, 80 per cent of the host towns and cities will be located in the Northern Powerhouse region.

Doncaster, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York are supporting the government’s vision and £25m investment in the tournament and its legacy.

From the Quayside in the north-east to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the south-east, 18 different towns and cities from across England will play host to some of the biggest names in Rugby League.

Each of these towns and cities will be a huge part of the tournament, from the venues in which teams will be searching for World Cup glory to providing catering for all the off-field preparations and training bases for each of the 32 competing teams.

RLWC2021 will crisscross moors, mountains, historic towns and buzzing metropolitan cities, showcasing a diverse, welcoming culture and demonstrating to each of the competing countries what England has to offer.

One of the ten Ambassadors, of course is Oldham’s very own Kevin Sinfield. Others include Luke Gale, Robbie Hunter-Paul and Jason Roboinson.

A true Rugby League great, the former Leeds Rhinos and England captain holds the accolade for most points scored for both Rhinos and for Super League as a whole.

‘Sir Kev’ won seven Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups, three World Club Challenges and three League Leaders’ Shields during his time at Leeds, while also featurig in three World Cups for his country.

Now he’s a World Cup Ambassador — and the whole of Oldham can be proud of that.

To be played this time next year, the World Cup promises to be an absolute cracker with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair events taking place simultaneously.

England men are grouped with Samoa, France and Greece. The tournament climaxes with a showpiece weekend in Manchester, featuring all three finals. That will be a history-making weekend more or less on our doorstep.

Let’s be there in our Oldham shirts and let’s make it happen for England’s men, women and wheelchair players.


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