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RLWC2021 marked the 200 days to go milestone earlier this week by taking the three trophies on tour to every one of its host towns and cities as part of a 48-hour tour.
Starting in Newcastle and ending in London - the three distinctive trophies were greeted by a unique event in each location, with the trophies attending Christ Church CofE Primary School in Warrington for a special coaching session led by former Warrington Wolves players.
Tuesday 29 March marked 200 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) makes a real impact across the nation when England take on Samoa in the tournaments’ opening fixture at St James’ Park, Newcastle on 15 October 2022.
To commemorate the milestone, this week the tournament undertook a 48-hour trophies tour of the 18 host towns and cities in celebration of the milestone.
The trophies tour, whereby the silverware from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be paraded around the towns and cities getting ready to host the 61 matches of the upcoming World Cup, commenced yesterday (Tuesday 29 March) at 7am in Newcastle with RLWC2021 Ambassador Jason Robinson.
On Wednesday this week, the three trophies arrived at the Christ Church CofE Primary School where a coaching session led by former Warrington Wolves players Ben Westwood and Tyrone McCarthy took place with children from the primary school.
The promotional tour has featured the tournament’s new campaign ‘This is Real Impact’, to support ticket promotion and provide a platform to tell the many stories of the contribution the tournament is making in communities through its social impact programme and in respect to inclusivity in hosting the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments under one World Cup for the first time in the sport’s history.
Cllr Tony Higgins, Warrington Borough Council's cabinet member for neighbourhood and communities, said: “It was great to see the RLWC team visit one of our local schools with their three incredible trophies to mark this important milestone.
“The special coaching session held by the Warrington Wolves team was a fantastic opportunity to look forward to all that is to come as part of this prestigious event that will be one of a kind and will engage with everyone in the community.”
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “After an incredibly challenging couple of years for everyone, it is hugely exciting to be able to take our three unique trophies to each host partner as they put on their own celebration and make a ‘Real Impact’ in their local communities.
“We’d like to thank our partners in Warrington for their brilliant event to mark the milestone. The road to RLWC2021 starts now and with this exciting new campaign being released, we hope to encourage fans up and down the country to obtain the best seats in the house while they can.”
Ticket prices for the tournament start as low as £2.21 for concessions, as the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50. Fans can purchase tickets via www.rlwc2021.com/tickets.