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Rugby League World Cup 2021
Warrington is a Rugby League town - it is in our DNA. And in 2021, Warrington will be playing its part in the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
Our town has bags to offer. Whether it’s enjoying the beautiful Walton Hall and Gardens, exploring cultural gems like Warrington Museum and Art Gallery or catching a show at the Pyramid and Parr Hall, there truly is something for everyone.
What unites our town, however, is our sport. Rugby League is the heartbeat of Warrington – and you feel its presence wherever you are. The Warrington Wolves are one of the founding members of the Northern Rugby Football Union and are a top-flight staple.
Generations of Warringtonians will have their own sporting memories to share. And, with the World Cup coming back to our town in 2021, Warrington has the chance to create new Rugby League stories that will be shared on the global stage. We are going to play a special role in delivering the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup ever.
Three men’s games and a world first
Throughout 2018, Warrington’s business, sporting, community and cultural leaders worked on a bid to bring the World Cup back to our town.
The bid for Warrington to be a host in Rugby League’s biggest showcase was based on legacy and the need to inspire future generations of supporters and players. This ambition is wide-reaching: rugby league is a sport for everyone and the World Cup in 2021 will prove it.
As well as the prospect of a jam-packed Halliwell Jones stadium playing host to three world-class men’s games, Warrington will be playing a special role in being the first official host of a Physical Disabilities Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup.
Rugby for all
Warrington has a unique personality, where community, warmth and friendliness sit side by side with ambition and enterprise.
This spirit is made clear through the work of the Wolves Foundation, who are visionaries in pioneering physical disability in Rugby League.
Our credentials of being a town that works and supports everyone is further strengthened by the work of Warrington Disability Partnership, which hosts the annual Disability Awareness Day – the world’s largest non-profit disability exhibition
And, after Warrington Wolves was crowned the first club world champions of Physical Disability Rugby League in 2018, it is fitting that Warrington will once again be able to showcase a world first by hosting the PDRL World Cup in 2021.
Warrington will play its part again
Many of us will remember the World Cup in 2013, when Warrington hosted the infectiously enthusiastic Samoan national team. And those who were at the Halliwell Jones stadium to watch the epic clash between Samoa and New Zealand will testify that Warrington has witnessed some of Rugby League’s best sporting memories.
The World Cup in 2021 will again deliver some inspirational moments that will become highlights of the sporting calendar and beyond. Warrington will, once again, welcome world-class athletes, playing an incredible sport.
We are, and always will be, a town in love with rugby league. Bring on 2021.