New Fan – A Guide to Matchdays

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Welcome to New River Stadium:

Welcome to the New River Stadium, the home of the London Skolars Rugby League, one of only two professional Rugby League Teams in London. Below we have set out everything you will need to know to make your match day as convenient as possible. However, if you still have questions then please feel free to call the Club on 020 8888 8488 or email us at

New River Stadium:

The New River Stadium, also known as New River Sport & Fitness, is the home of London Skolars Rugby League and has one main stand, which fronts White Hart Lane.
Click HERE for Stadium Map.

The main stand seats 1,040 fans comfortably, with every fan having a good view of the whole playing area. There is terrace standing but this is only made available on special occasions when the main stand is full.

As a general rule we do not segregate Home and Away supporters and we always encourage and foster a friendly atmosphere where fans are happy to sit together and families feel comfortable.

Wheelchair access the main stand is available.

The price for 2022 entry is: £15 (Adult), £10 (Concession)

‘Early Bird’ offers are often available on Eventbrite – Keep an eye out for these. Tickets purchased in advance can be printed and brought to the ticket office. Alternatively, these can be shown on your mobile device.

Disabled Spectator Information: Please click on the following link – Disabled Supporters Information


The Skolars Stadium is located approximately 1 mile from Wood Green Underground Station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, and only 15 minutes from Kings Cross Station.

The W3 bus from Wood Green Station drops very close to the Stadium and, on Friday Night Lights, Skolars run a courtesy bus service to and from the station (check for details).

Travelling by Road:

Follow M1 South to Junction 2, take exit onto A1 to the junction with the North Circular (A406).
Keep on North Circular for about 3 miles, following signs for Wood Green.
Turn right on A109 (Bounds Green Road) at traffic lights.
Keep straight on A109 for 1.5 miles, past Bounds Green tube station, and turn sharp left onto Wood Green High Road (A105) [coaches may need to turn from the right lane]
Keep on the A105 past the Haringey Civic Centre and turn right into White Hart Lane.
The Stadium is on the left hand side 0.5 miles down White Hart Lane.

CAR PARKING – There is ample pay and display parking in the car parks, which are located next to the main stand. Some free street parking is also available but this is limited. Please check all relevant signage before leaving your vehicle.

Refreshments & SKOLARS BAR:

The Skolars Bar is located on the first floor of our Club House. At certain home games, beer can also be purchased at the back of the main stand, during the match.

The bar is open prior to the match and for a short time after. The bar stocks a range of beers and soft drinks. Happy Hour is not to be missed before and after kick-off! This usually takes place from 13:30-14:30 & 17:00-18:00 (for Saturday, 15:00 kick-offs). All beers, ciders and glasses of wine are £2.50!!

Attendance at a sporting fixture is not complete without a pie and a cold drink. Meal deals are available before each home fixture – Pie & a beer for £5 or Pie & a soft drink for £4.

Match Day Programme:

The club will not be selling a matchday programme at New River this coming season (2022). However, the club will be offering an impressive e-programme. All ticket holders who provide an e-mail address at the point of purchase will be sent the e-programme at least 24 hours prior to kick-off.  Each edition will have a host of player interviews, historical pieces, team news and stats.

Not able to make the match?  A season long e-programme subscription can be purchased for just £25.00. Please contact the club for further details.


All merchandise can be purchased from our well stocked club shop. Items include Pol shirts, training t-shirts, hoodies and replica home / away playing jerseys. The club’s merchandise order window is now open until 27.2.22.

A full list of items can be viewed in the club’s online store or via the 1895 Sports website.

Match Day:

Generally Skolars home matches are played on Saturdays and will kick-off at 15:00. You can check with the club or the fixtures page on this website.

Pre-match entertainment varies but can feature a Masters Festival, a reserve or under 16’s team fixture. Please check with the club for details of curtain raiser matches and kick off times. Live music, street food, fresh coffee and raffles will all feature at New River throughout the course of the season.

Special Matches:

Capital Challenge:

Each season, Skolars host a preseason friendly at the Honorable Artillery Company’s ground in Central London. For more details, please see the Capital Challenge page.

The Capital Challenge is a superb showcase of Rugby League in the nation’s Capital!

Friday Night Lights:

London Skolars’ hugely popular ‘Friday Night Lights’ event will take place on Friday 27th May 2022 against Oldham RLFC. Ticket are now on sale – Please visit the club’s Eventbrite page –

‘Friday Night Lights’ (FNL) is now a firm fixture in the Rugby League calendar. It is an ideal way to kick-off a packed weekend of Rugby League in London.  Please contact the club for further information. A club representative will be happy to assist with accommodation or ticketing requirements.

To help welcome travelling fans to London we have put together a Fans’ Guide.

Where to stay?

If you are looking for somewhere to stay then the MIC Hotel are a supporter of rugby league and very conveniently located 200 yards from Euston Station, which not only provides a fantastic base for exploring central London but it’s also just a 15 minute journey from New River Stadium on the underground. Visit their website  and please mention London Skolars when booking your room or during your stay.

Additionally, the club has a partnership with ‘The Green Rooms’, a hotel based locally to New River (opposite Wood Green Tube station). Please visit: Don’t forget to mention ‘London Skolars’ for the chance to receive a discounted room rate or a discount at the well stocked bar.

Contact Us:

Still got a question?

Call us on 020 8888 8488 or Email us at

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