Special remembrance service to mark 100 years since the end of First World War

On Sunday 11th November there will be a special service at Emerald Headingley to mark Remembrance Sunday and 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The service will be held at the Memorial Stone that was erected in 2017 in the Memorial Garden to honour the 16 Leeds Rugby League players who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War.

Phil Caplan, Chairman of the LRF Heritage Committee and Leeds Rhinos Foundation will begin the service at 10.45am with a tribute and this will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11am.  Leeds Rhinos player Jamie Jones-Buchanan will give a reading to conclude the service.

Looking ahead to event Caplan said: “It is entirely fitting that, after the compilation of heritage numbers by the LRF heritage committee, which led to the unveiling of a memorial to the fallen of the First World War who played for Leeds, that we can formally and appropriately commemorate the centenary of the armistice at Emerald Headingley. That it falls prior to a Test match which sees the national side in the city that afternoon, alongside the Kiwi Anzacs, is even more poignant.”