Ambassador Festival of Rugby

The Club Ambassadors Scheme, in partnership with Leeds Rugby Foundation, holds their second Festival of Rugby.

The power of community clubs coming together was witnessed on Sunday, 12th August.

Over 1800 people attended the Club Ambassadors Festival of Rugby, facilitated by Leeds Rugby Foundation.

30 teams from 15 community clubs and 5 masters teams were welcomed to Abbey Fields, Kirkstall for the Leeds Clubs’ Ambassadors Festival of Rugby League.

There were some great skills on show from players as young as 6, with fair play evident throughout the day. Players, referees, coaches, parents and volunteers worked together to make the day successful and enjoyable! 

Masters over 35s Rugby League was a great spectacle and it was a fantastic chance for the younger players to watch another variation of our great game.

Volunteers worked hard all day helping to run stalls, sell raffle tickets, organise the rugby tournament and generally helping to enable the event ran smoothly.

The presence of Ryan Baily, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Ronnie Rhino added to the day; we thank them for giving up their time.

Sam Horner from Leeds Rugby Foundation commented, "Many thanks must go to Leeds Rugby for providing great prizes for the raffle and Active Work Wear for the weekend away prize.  I’d also like to thank Warburtons, Hungry Hog, Frankie’s Ice Cream, Neigh & Play Pony Adventures and Communisis for their donations and finally a huge thanks to the amateur rugby league clubs who made it happen. This is only the second year the event has run but already it will be firmly embedded in the community clubs calendar for years to come!” He added: "As I always say, there was only one winner today and every day: rugby league.”