Local Rivals Come Together to Spread the Festive Cheer!
Wakefield Wildcats will once again face fierce rivals Leeds Rhinos in a traditional Boxing Day clash at Headingley Carnegie, kick off at 11.30am. The clash has been rebranded as the Festive Charity Trophy with a donation from every ticket sold going to The Sick Children’s Trust.
A pound from every ticket sold will go to The Sick Children’s Trust, which was founded in 1982 and provides high quality accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness. In addition, the club will also be running their “Day to Remember” campaign, which has been successfully implemented for the last three World Club Challenge games at Elland Road. This allows companies to pledge funds to purchase discounted tickets which are then distributed to disadvantaged children across the city.
Looking ahead to the game, Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston said, “Boxing Day is always a great occasion. Our players have been back in pre-season training for a couple of weeks already and they will be keen to get out their come Boxing Day. It is an exciting time for the Wildcats with our plans for a new stadium and a focus on developing young, English players to help build our club up.”
Commenting on the initiative Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive said, “The Boxing Day fixture is always has a fantastic family atmosphere with many generations from the same family coming together to enjoy a morning at the rugby together. The decision to join up with Wakefield to help support the excellent work done by the Sick Children’s Trust is a natural one and I am sure that supporters from both clubs will be pleased to know that they are making a donation to such a worthy cause at a tough time of year for all families who have children receiving treatment in hospital.”
Tickets for the game are on sale now from both the Rhinos and the Wildcats ticket office. Wakefield Wildcats will have tickets on sale from Thursday (4th November) with details on pricing to be announced.