The Rapid Solicitors Stadium will proudly play host to no fewer than seven BARLA Key Security Yorkshire County Youth & Junior Cup finals this weekend.
All the action starts at 11am on Saturday morning when Dewsbury Celtic face Hunslet Warriors for the under 13’s crown.
Local bragging rights as well as the under 15’s title is up for grabs in the final game of the first day with Stanley Rangers and Westgate Wolves going head-to-head as some of the best young talent in Yorkshire prepare to do battle over the two days.
The full fixture list for the weekend is as below:
Saturday 10th December
11am: Under 13’s – Dewsbury Celtic vs. Hunslet Warriors
12.30pm: Under 14’s – Hunslet Warriors vs. Stanley Rangers
2pm: Under 15’s – Stanley Rangers vs. Westgate Wolves
Sunday 11th December
11am: Under 17’s – Featherstone Lions vs. Stanningley
12.30pm: Under 12’s – East Hull vs. Crigglestone All Blacks
1.30pm: Under 16’s – Meltham vs. Skirlaugh Bulls
3pm: Under 18’s – Elland vs. West Hull
“The competition so far up to the finals has been a tremendous success,” said BARLA Youth Chair, Carole Land.
“BARLA are really pleased with the way that the competition has unfolded, we are also very pleased to be welcomed down to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium by Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.”
“We are aware that for most of the competing players and teams it will be their first crack at a major title and BARLA will be doing its upmost to give everyone concerned a day out to remember.
“The early indications that BARLA have had is that both days will be very well supported and with twelve different clubs competing in the seven finals, I am sharing the clubs’ excitement which is surrounding the whole event.”
Mark Winder, Director of Education for the Wildcats was pleased the club could be involved in a major date in the amateur rugby league calendar.
“Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and the Community Trust are committed to making young people reach their full potential.
“Wakefield Trinity Wildcats supporting the weekend is a small part on our behalf, but it will make the young people’s memories of the competition all the more special.
“Many great players from the past 100 years have played on this pitch at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and the one that immediately springs to mind is our very own Neil Fox, the reigning world record points scorer.
“I sincerely hope that we are seeing some more great players of the future on show, however the most important thing is that the young people playing are doing something positive with their spare time and laying the foundations to a healthy and successful lifestyle.”
Kieran Montgomery, the Managing Director of sponsors Key Security threw his company’s weight behind the event and added: “Key Security are proud to be associated with the BARLA Youth and Junior Cups.
“Our growing relationship with Rugby League in the Yorkshire region is fantastic and it is a great opportunity to support an event that will be showcasing some of the future stars of Super League.”
Entry is just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions per day with the Trinity Bar open throughout serving bacon sandwiches each morning, hot and cold food throughout the day and the bar will also be open serving, amongst others, the popular Wildcats Ale.
All post-match presentations will also take place in the Trinity Bar, making it a great place to enjoy all the action.
*Image courtesy of John Walker Photography
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