Young artists can get creative and design a new mascot for RLWC2021 or design a rugby ball that will be used to decorate the town centre during the tournament!


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Rugby ball town dressing competition

Help us dress the town to welcome players and spectators from all over the world!

Warrington will be hosting the Papua New Guinea men’s team, three world-class men’s group fixtures and a men's quarter final game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, alongside a festival of physical disability rugby league. Colourful rugby balls designed by our primary school children will be featured in the town dressing, helping to map out the routes to the Halliwell Jones Stadium where matches will take place, alongside being proudly displayed in key parts of our town centre.

How you can get involved?

  • Download the template below, or download the full pack on the RLWC page  
  • Print out the rugby ball template and get creative! We're looking for rugby balls designed around the theme ‘The Power of Together’
  • Submit your selected designs to by 15 June 2022.

All submitted designs will be featured in our town dressing, and all schools who submit entries will be considered for the Papua New Guinea team visit to their school.



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RLWC mascot challenge

The Rugby League World Cup team are also on the hunt for a talented young artist to design the mascot that will become the face of this year’s three tournaments.

The competition is searching for the best mascot that encapsulates the spirit of the Rugby League World Cup. It should represent all three tournaments, be eye catching and recognisable, fun and friendly, have a great name and backstory and represent the values of the tournament.  

The mascot for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments, which kicks off on 15 October, will follow in the footsteps of Grubber Bear, which was designed by Bolton student Luke James, and was the mascot the last time the Rugby League World Cup was held in this country in 2013.

The mascot will be chosen by a RLWC2021 panel of ambassadors and announced on social media. The winning designer will receive two tickets to the Men and Women’s finals day at Old Trafford on Saturday 19 November and the chance to take their entire class at school to another tournament match (excluding finals). They will also get the opportunity to visit the creative studio and see their entry brought to life as the official tournament mascot.


18 October 2023