London Skolars Rugby League is delighted to announce that the 2014 Capital Challenge match, to be played on Friday 24th January, will be between Skolars and Super League Giants Wigan Warriors. The match, which will be held in the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), in the heart of the City of London will be sponsored by NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, Capita Asset Services and Boost ETP.
Commenting on the announcement Skolars General Manager Howard Kramer had this to say, “When it became evident that our usual Capital Challenge opponents, London Broncos, weren’t able to commit to the fixture in 2014 we spoke with Wigan and they have shown a real appetite for supporting Rugby League in the south and bringing a strong XIII to play us at the HAC. This represents a real challenge and opportunity for Joe Mbu’s squad to pit themselves against some of the finest young talent in the country. Everyone is aware Wigan’s phenomenal talent pool and we are very excited to have the opportunity to play this fixture, especially at such an iconic sporting venue like the HAC. Wigan have recently completed a fantastic league and cup double and will compete in the World Club Challenge early in 2014. This match is a must for all London Rugby League fans. It should be noted that it is still our intention to arrange our traditional match with London Broncos in January and we will make an announcement on this fixture in due course.”
Wigan Rugby Manager Kris Radlinski added, “We are delighted to take part in this exciting Challenge Match in the Capital. Wigan has a huge fan and corporate support in the South and it will great for them to see a Wigan XIII play in build up to the new season. The buzz and excitement of the World Cup has captured everyone’s imagination and both Clubs are confident of a big crowd for this prestigious fixture.”
Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of Boost ETP commented, “This is the second year Boost ETP is co-sponsoring the Capital Challenge, last year was a great success. The HAC is a fantastic venue and is probably the most valuable rugby pitch in the world in real estate terms. It will be great to see Boost investors at this great sporting event in the City.”
London Skolars v Wigan Warriors XIII will kick off at 2.00pm and will preceded by a pre-match luncheon in the Prince Consort Room at the HAC, with special guest speaker.
Match tickets, priced at £15, are available from the London Skolars online ticket office, which can be reached by clicking here
. Information on the pre-match luncheon can be obtained by contacting the London Skolars offices on 020 8888 8488 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.