Rugby League Stampede Weekend

Photo of the London Broncos Priestfield Stadium Super League flierFor the first time in history, Super League is coming to Kent when London Broncos take on Hull FC at Priestfield Stadium, home of The Gills on Sunday, 20 May 2012.

The sport of rugby league takes a massive leap forward in Medway and Kent over the weekend of 18-20 May 2012.
The Medway Rugby League Stampede hits town with a fantastic programme of events, showcasing the game at venues around Medway.

There really is something for everyone to experience this great sport, close up and in many different guises. From the youngest players to fine examples of mature athletes, both male and female fixtures, the running game and the wheelchair version, it's all here.

The weekend begins on Friday night with a real bang at Medway Park:

  • Friday, 18 May 2012 Medway Dragons v Mersey Storm Wheelchair RL @ Medway Park
  • Saturday, 19 May 2012 London RL Junior League Cup Finals @ Medway Park
  • Saturday, 19 May 2012 Medway Dragons Masters Festival @ The Garrison
  • Saturday, 19 May 2012 Medway Dragons Womens RL @ The Garrison
  • Saturday, 19 May 2012 Medway Dragons v Greenwich Admirals @ Medway Park
  • Saturday, 19 May 2012 Girls RL fixtures @ Medway Park
  • Sunday, 20 May 2012 London RL Mini League Festival @ Medway Park
  • Sunday, 20 May 2012 London Broncos U20 Academy v Hull FC @ Priestfield Stadium
  • Sunday, 20 May 12 London Broncos v Hull FC Super League @ Priestfield Stadium

The climax of the weekend is the fixture featuring London's only Super League club, London Broncos, who are taking games on the road around the community clubs in the region. Hull FC, true giants of the game with a history stretching back to 1865, are the opposition and boast a team full of internationals. It will be a cracker of a contest.

Tickets are priced at an incredible price of £10 for adults and £1 for under 16's.

Medway Dragons RLFC, the local rugby reague club who have built a remarkable community club in the past five years with fifteen teams playing at every age and variation of the game, have been given exclusive use of the Rainham End  for the match. This is the home end for Gillingham FC and holds around 2000 fans.

Dragons Head Coach Martin Coyd said "This is a dream for us at the Dragons. We have worked hard and done some great things with our club and now this has come along. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and see some of the finest athletes on the planet playing the greatest game, right here in Gillingham.

"Rugby League is simply the toughest team sport in the world, not many can play the game as it is so fast, tough and needs huge levels of endurance. People from our part of the world will have their first chance to see Super League live and close up. The tickets are incredible value - a family of four can see two great games in a great stadium for £22. There is nothing quite like it.

"It would be a dream come true to see a packed Rainham End in a rocking Priestfield Stadium on a glorious summer afternoon watching a fantastic game. Can any sports fan resist that?"

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