Capital Challenge 2017 – London Skolars vs Wigan Warriors

5th January 2017

 

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The Annual Capital Challenge is now in its 10th year. London Skolars are again playing reigning Super League Champions Wigan Warriors for the Annual Capital Challenge Trophy.

 

This game has grown hugely in popularity and is seen as a superb day out for all those interested in Rugby League traditions and the spread of the games appeal. It is generally accepted as the official opening of the Rugby League season in London where the game has seen huge strides forward at the professional, amateur and junior ranks over the years.

 

Skolars are a model of what can be achieved in sport in a relatively short period of time including top 8 in League 1 last year with notable wins over Keighley Cougars, Barrow Raiders, Doncaster & North Wales Crusaders. Also the club has dramatically grown its junior ranks from minis to juniors with the U17s team going unbeaten in the regular league season in 2016. The club has also established London’s only Tier 3 academy based at the nationally respected Barnet & Southgate College.

 

Skolars have also seen massive improvements off the field with a brand new club house, gym & state of the art artificial grass pitch. New River Stadium, the clubs base, has had a £5m redevelopment across the 45 acres site.

 

Rugby League is not played on a more iconic, or valuable sporting venue than the Honourable Artillery Company. The HAC is 5 minutes walk from Moorgate so is the heart of the financial district. The crowd is limited by the continued army usage and as a result the game is usually sold out or close to it. Invariably up to 300 hospitality guests sit down for a great pre-match meal with rugby legends as guests of honour.

 

Prior to the match 6 outer London schools will visit the Bank of England on a financial education trip. Afterwards they will make their way to the HAC and play in the Pcubed Tag Festival. All the kids will then provide the guard of honour for the Skolars and Wigan teams as they enter the field for the main game.

 

The event attracts a host of globally renowned sponsors and this year is no different with the following on board:

 

·         Nasdaq Global Index

·         Lyxor ETFs

·         WisdomTree ETFs

·         IG Index

·         Irish Stock Exchange

·         Capita Asset Services

·         Pcubed

·         CISI

 

The calibre of our commercial partners reflects the status that the event has achieved in recent years and also the fact that taking Rugby League into the City of London has proved highly successful in attracting a high quality spectator.

 

Skolars also organise an Annual City Touch competition in August where 18 teams fight it out to be crowned City Touch kings. Skolars also want to organise a Schools festival allied to a financial education day where City based firms sponsor 2 outer London schools each with an aim to educate what opportunities are available in the City in particular in their part of the industry. Again the festival will be played at the HAC.

 

Tickets for the match are selling fast but you can still purchase them for £15 for a match ticket & £115 (ex vat) & £1100 (ex vat) for a hospitality place or table of 10 respectively. For more information call 0208 888 8488 or info@skolarsrl.com or buy directly at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-challenge-2017-london-skolars-vs-wigan-warriors-tickets-30072522725?aff=efbevent.


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