posted on 22 May 2012

The exciting Rugby League Nines competition returns later this month as Wakefield battle it out with 15 other teams to be victorious at the Headingley final on June 26th.

The Rapid Solicitors Stadium will host two night's of Nines rugby league.

The Wildcats are hosting two festivals, both of which have been sponsored by MRF Engineering, with the first being on Tuesday 12th June when the home side will take on Huddersfield Giants, Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Tigers, with the action getting underway at 7pm.

Our second festival will be the following week on Tuesday 19th June which the club are hoping will be an historic date with the announcement on the proposed new stadium at Newmarket due that very day.

Trinity will play Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and Huddersfield at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on the night and should the Secretary of State give the green light to the Newmarket development then it is set to be a night of celebration at the famous old venue.

The Nines offer a fantastic opportunity to come down to watch the Wildcats youngsters and see directly where the funding from Club 1873 is going.

There is a constant stream of money going into the youth set-up which is already recognised as one of the best structures in Super League by the RFL in the licensing process last season.

Club 1873 is the Wildcats weekly lottery where fans have the chance to win weekly cash prizes, discount vouchers and much more for just £2 a week with proceeds going to developing young, local talent at the club.

The excitement doesn’t stop there because Trinity will have specially designed Club 1873 kits for the tournament which will be revealed closer to the date.

To keep the theme of supporting youngsters at the club, all under 16’s will be able to get into both nights for free whilst it will be just £3 for adults and concessions on the gate.

The Nines competition is now in its fifth year and sees four weekly rounds to be played on Tuesday’s and divided into an East and West division. Trinity managed to get to the finals last year in the revolutionary format.

As the name suggests, each team is limited to nine-a-side and each half is 7 ½ minutes long which produces a fast, free flowing game with plenty of open spaces to aid the speedsters.

The tournament begins on May 29th at MS3 Craven Park, the home of Hull KR and Trinity face both the Hull clubs as well as local rivals Castleford Tigers.

The top four clubs from the Eastern and Western divisions after the four weekly rounds will go to Headingley to contest the final.

Join us for both nights of what will be exhilarating rugby and support the Wildcats stars of the future.

To sign up for Club 1873 visit either of the Wildcats Retail Outlets at the Ridings Centre or Rapid Solicitors Stadium, or call 01924 211611.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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