Cheers! Skolars announce Pouring Partner for Capital Challenge 2017

London Skolars are delighted to announce Sharps Doom Bar as official pouring partner of the 2017 Nasdaq Capital Challenge.

Doom Bar (1)


Speaking of the agreement, Skolars General Manager Jac Davies commented:


“Doom bar is a popular brand within our new “1995 Bar” at the Skolars Clubhouse and we’re very pleased that the brand have teamed up with us for this year’s Capital Challenge, it will see a bar on the artillery garden for the first time at a Capital Challenge event, a feature that I’m confident will enrich the match day experience.”


James Nicholls, Senior Brands Manager, Sharps Brewery commented:

“Doom Bar has a long history of supporting Rugby and we are delighted to be featuring on the bar at this prestigious match. With the UK’s favourite cask beer, Doom Bar, and the awesome backdrop of the HAC plus what should be a thrilling rugby match to watch, everyone is in for a great afternoon!”


Sharps Doom Bar will be available during the 2017 Capital Challenge game on the artillery garden of the HAC. For further information on Doom Bar and other Sharps products, please visit


Match day tickets are still available for Friday’s game between London Skolars and Wigan Warriors by following:


London Skolars are delighted to announce their squad for the upcoming 2017 season.

Skolars will once again take to the field in Kingstone Press League 1, the Challenge Cup and the League 1 Cup and during the closed season, the club have worked to secure some additional talent as well as to retain some of the squad’s backbone.

The 2017 squad is as follows:

Andy Winfield 

Sam Nash 

Aaron small

Lameck Juma 

Jimmy Hill 

Jymel Coleman

Mike Bishay 

Louis Robinson 

Charlie Lawrence

Dave Williams

Lamont Bryan

Eddie Mbaraga 

Ryan Chester

Billy Driver

Kaz Fatouroti-Edwards

Will Fairhurst

Dion Chapman

Mike Greenhalgh

Erjon Dollapi

Jake Melling

Callum Whitcombe

John Paxton

Will Martin

Michael Brown

Michael Sykes

Simona Vavega

Chris McNamara

Dan Ljazouli

Jordan Williams

Cairern Clement-Pascall

Judd Greenhalgh

Joshua Allinson


Speaking of the squad announcement, Jermain Coleman said:

“I’m happy with how the squad has come together over the closed season. Glad to get some of the stalwarts back on board and to add some exciting talent such as Simona Vavega and Jake Melling, Simona spent some time at Brisbane Broncos and Jake has played touch rugby for England.”

Skolars General Manager Jac Davies added:

“The squad are looking good in training with Jermaine and his coaching team, we’re very excited to be adding some new blood to the 2017 squad and will be hoping that it translates in to more success on the field.”

The squad will get their first official run out this Friday at the Nasdaq Capital Challenge 2017, match tickets are still available:

As the club goes into their final preparations for this weeks much anticipated Capital Challenge, the Community Department are also putting the finishing touches to the PCUBED Capital Challenge Schools TAG Tournament which precedes the event.

This year the event looks stronger than ever before, with a number of teams all in the hunt to win the coveted title. Schools are selected from across North London, principally from Haringey and Enfield, the two boroughs which our Community Department coaches are most active in. Our wonderful Community partners Ipreo, PCUBED & the central Sky Try funding from the London Foundation and RFL has enabled us to deliver again into an increased number of Primary Schools this year and TAG Rugby in North London is slowly becoming the favourite sport of many children.

Here we preview the schools who will take part in the tournament.

Muswell Hill Primary School (Haringey)

For new-comers Muswell Hill this will be their first visit to the HAC. They however come with a great pedigree, being the beaten finalists in this years Haringey TAG Rugby Championships. They will undoubtedly relish performing at such a venue and it will be interesting to see how they cope across the day.

Rhodes Avenue (Haringey)

Tournament stalwarts Rhodes Avenue will return to the HAC as Haringey Tag Champions, they will be keen to add the PCUBED title to this accolade. A school renowned for its sporting prowess they were nominated as Sporting School of the Year at the recent Haringey Celebrating Sport Awards and will be sure to mount a serious challenge to win the tournament title this year.

Keble Prep (Haringey)

The only all-boy school involved in the competition. Keble Preparatory School have a strong rugby tradition, with many of their young pupils going on to continue their rugby at high level secondary schools. They will be looking to use the tournament as another development stage for their talented pupils.

St Marys (Haringey)

St Mary’s are invited for their first visit to the HAC after their outstanding performance at the recent Haringey TAG Rugby Finals, where they impressed the Skolars Coaches with their skill and pace. They have benefitted from Community Delivery from Skolars Community Coaches and they will bring a natural rugby ability to the tournament and are certainly one to watch.

St Michaels N6 (Haringey)

St Michaels school along with their PE Co-ordinator Michael Whiting are one of the best and keenest TAG Rugby schools in the borough. Skolars run curriculum time sessions and after-school clubs at St Michaels and the joint winners from previous years will be hopeful of mounting another challenge for the title.

Crowland (Haringey)

Crowland Primary return under the leadership of Stelios Ekkeshis, who has previous experience of the tournament with Coldfall Primary. A solid performance at the Haringey Tag Rugby Finals will have given them confidence and they may be the surprise package of the tournament.

The London Clash is set to get even bigger with the addition of a third game at New River on January 28th. Having initially confirmed the annual clash between London Skolars and London Broncos, Skolars yesterday announced that London Chargers would play their Challenge Cup first round tie as a curtain raiser. Following dialogue with Wests Warriors and their opponents; GB Police, we’re delighted to be able to add a third game to the schedule.

Speaking of the announcement, London Skolars General Manager Jac Davies said:

“It was nearly there yesterday with the announcement that Chargers would be playing their game at New River but to have London’s four prominent clubs playing on one pitch, in one afternoon is fantastic news, making it a true London rugby league day. I hope that it’s something we can extend to next year also, adding more value for our valued supporters.”

The addition of a third game at no extra cost provides excellent value for money at a little over £3 per game.

Get your tickets for what is sure to be an incredible day.


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