Leeds Rhinos Foundation visited Strawberry Fields Primary School in Garforth to help host a historic Trophy Tour ahead of Sunday’s Betfred World Club Challenge.
Pupils in Year 2 were given the opportunity to see the Betfred Super League, World Club Challenge and NRL Trophies up close when they visited the school on Friday afternoon. The children then enjoyed a rugby league coaching session, delivered by Leeds Rhinos Foundation staff.
As part of a celebration of Rugby League, the Trophy Tour- which was organised by Betfred World Club Challenge hosts, Wigan Warriors- included the iconic NRL Provan-Summons Trophy; the first-time it has ever appeared on British soil. The tour also marked the first time that all three Trophies have appeared together.
Gareth Cook, Head of Community and Engagement at Leeds Rhinos Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to bring the trophies to Strawberry Fields Primary School and help inspire more young people, as well as raise the profile of the World Club Challenge and our great sport.
“The Year 2 children have just completed their block of Sky Try coaching and this was a wonderful way to bring an end to the delivery before signposting them to Garforth Tigers’ junior section.
“To hold the NRL Trophy was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would like the thank Sydney Roosters for bringing the trophy with them and Wigan Warriors for taking it on tour to ten different Super League clubs.”
Through the Partner Schools scheme, Leeds Rhinos Foundation are able offer a programme that will enhance and develop Physical Education in schools by delivering a varied menu of activity that allows children to experience different sports and learn new skills.
For more information on how to become a Partner School, please contact Gareth.Cook@leedsrhinosfoundation.org.