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#3178826 Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

Posted by IM2 on 18 August 2015 - 09:51 PM

i was there 3 weeks ago for para athletics meeting. its a great stadium and i would even suggest having magic there especially given everything else there is there to do




#3178821 Start your Challenge Cup Weekend at London Skolars

Posted by IM2 on 18 August 2015 - 09:43 PM

Now in its 10th year, ‘Friday Night Lights’ will witness the London Skolars take on North Wales Crusaders on August 28th 2015, kick off 8.00pm, on the eve of the Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

 

Earlier this month Leeds Rhinos Star, Jamie Peacock MBE urged Leeds fans to get behind Friday Night Lights tweeting his support @leedsrhinos fans pls support @LondonSkolarsRL v @NWCrusadersRL eve of @TheChallengeCup#Fridaynightlights 28 Aug 8pm http://bit.ly/1Ivz1T3 

Also included from 4-6pm in the evening will be a Masters Rugby League Festival taking place in the afternoon featuring players from London Skolars and the Political Animals, a team made up of MP’s. Following this game will be SW London Chargers RL v Scotland RL Club XIII and a junior U17 game between London Skolars and East Leeds. With four games featuring prior to the big clash the evening caters to all levels and supporters of RL.

The event will include the very popular Real Ale Festival starting from 5pm in the stadium carpark. With the proposed tube strike unfortunately falling on August 28th the club is currently working through plans to assist fans getting to the ground and will communicate this in the coming week.

Tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (£12 and £6 on the night), can be purchased in advance by visiting the club shop http://www.skolarsrl.com/commercial/club-shop/. If you would like further information or assistance with purchasing tickets contact the club office. on 020 8888 8488




#3178814 Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

Posted by IM2 on 18 August 2015 - 09:30 PM

skolars have tickets for £15 adults and £7.50 for kids in the shop section of its website




#3178812 Start your Challenge Cup Weekend at London Skolars

Posted by IM2 on 18 August 2015 - 09:28 PM

Now in its 10th year, ‘Friday Night Lights’ will witness the London Skolars take on North Wales Crusaders on August 28th 2015, kick off 8.00pm, on the eve of the Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

 

Earlier this month Leeds Rhinos Star, Jamie Peacock MBE urged Leeds fans to get behind Friday Night Lights tweeting his support. @leedsrhinos fans pls support @LondonSkolarsRL v @NWCrusadersRL eve of @TheChallengeCup#Fridaynightlights 28 Aug 8pm http://bit.ly/1Ivz1T3 

 

Also included from 4-6pm in the evening will be a Masters Rugby League Festival taking place in the afternoon featuring players from London Skolars and the Political Animals, a team made up of MP’s. Following this game will be SW London Chargers RL v Scotland RL Club XIII and a junior U17 game between London Skolars and East Leeds. With four games featuring prior to the big clash the evening caters to all levels and supporters of RL.

 

The event will include the very popular Real Ale Festival starting from 5pm in the stadium carpark. With the proposed tube strike unfortunately falling on August 28th the club is currently working through plans to assist fans getting to the ground and will communicate this in the coming week.

 

Tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (£12 and £6 on the night), can be purchased in advance by visiting the club shop http://www.skolarsrl.com/commercial/club-shop/. If you would like further information or assistance with purchasing tickets contact the club office. on 020 8888 8488




#3172140 Challenge Cup Final Ticket Sales

Posted by IM2 on 06 August 2015 - 10:28 PM

well for the first time in a long time we have sold well above our allocation




#3172137 8-9 Aug: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by IM2 on 06 August 2015 - 10:24 PM

watch out for skolars this week




#3164682 Rumourville: London Broncos to move again

Posted by IM2 on 26 July 2015 - 01:54 AM

They may have a stable home, but that's about it.

ah interesting - junior teams from U7 to U17, Capital Challenge, Friday Night Lights, a superb junior festival yesterday, 20 years history almost in one place

 

the last 2 years has hurt us due to the slow pace of redevelopment at new river. however once done its a superb pad to push on facilities and revenue wise. 




#3051924 Skolars v Broncos 25th Jan - London Clash & Cap Cha 16th Jan

Posted by IM2 on 04 January 2015 - 09:36 PM

Hope you call make the 2 upcoming exciting games in the Capital

Capital Challenge - 16th Jan - Skolars v Wigan

London Clash - 25th jan - Skolars v Broncos (early bird offer)

http://www.skolarsrl.../match-tickets/




#3028572 International Game Should Dump Australia & move on

Posted by IM2 on 07 November 2014 - 01:10 PM

Union could survive without the ABs, yes. But would they be drawing 60k in the US and 80k in Italy? Less likely. Would the RUWC have gone from strength to strength? Again, unlikely. Barca is different again. So many people are so keen on football already, they'd just latch onto another team if Barca didn't exist.

ok but are you saying we cant survive without oz. seems we get around 20k when the kiwis play over here for a series. its not like we are getting 60k when oz comes its more like 25/30k. to me we should be aiming for the 60k and the only way you do that is a meaningful international structure with history and a WC as the pinnacle that everyone wants to win. i bet if you asked the aussies SOO or WC there wouldnt even be a debate.




#3028563 International Game Should Dump Australia & move on

Posted by IM2 on 07 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

ok but they shouldnt be making that decision. 

 

also the rules applied seem to be a mix of international and NRL.

 

too much influence means too much self interest




#3028556 International Game Should Dump Australia & move on

Posted by IM2 on 07 November 2014 - 12:57 PM

its nowt to do with beating them its about growing the game and making the decisions that are right for the international game and not the Australian game. Yes ABs are huge but could Union survive without them yes of course. Barcelona are perhaps the biggest sporting brand or at least one of them in the world. could football survive yes it could. Scottish football lost Rangers and its actually thrived.

 

for me Australia have too much influence and make far too many parochial decisons that means we will never move on.

 

one headline this week did it for me where they said that the Samoa v Oz game boiled down to an Origin match up for the centres. Thats tells it all to me whats more important state footie or international.

 

personally i love watching the aussies but sometimes you have to take some short term pain to get where you need to.




#3028527 International Game Should Dump Australia & move on

Posted by IM2 on 07 November 2014 - 12:31 PM

I have been thinking about this for the last few weeks. The international game has always been on the cusp of expansion since the 50s when we established the first world cup. The SL war in Oz really set everything back and changed the mentality of the game there. RL in Oz has become like American sports like NFL, Baseball etc where they thrive domestically and create a rep structure around that.

 

This is highlighted by the obsession with origin and the clear view its the pinnacle of anyones career in RL. Clearly Origin is the best standard of RL going and hugely entertaining and popular. In fact I am even planning on going next year with some mates. However its good for Oz but not many others.

 

Union's WC started in 1987 in front of poor crowds and limited TV. 37 years later its the 3rd largest tournament after Olympics and Football WC. More importantly its going to be an Olympic as well as a Commonwealth sport meaning important markets like US, India and China will be opened up.

 

Our WC was a massive success and the OZ and European 4 nations was a huge chance for the game to build on that. Plus all the other intl events going on. For all the Oz is a superb spectacle and success its been vastly under promoted, no sponsors and off course limited TV coverage. The EU one didnt even get broadcast!! This was our chance to build and show off.

 

So where does that leave us. Australia will never see international RL development as a priority period. So lets get on without them. Sure they are a huge drawcard but that will change over time. in 1987 who would have said US RU team would play the All Blacks in front of 63k in Chicago, Italy being competitive in the 6 nations and filling 80k to watch the All Blacks in Milan and Argentina playing and beating teams in the Southern Hemisphere Championship. RU is at the point where there is good depth and increasing. Plus the game is managed by a true International RB and not the equivalent of the All Blacks. 

 

If we ignored the Aussies how much depth would we have. I personally think that a 4 nations is still do able - England, NZ, Samoa & one off PNG, Scotland, France and so on. Stick with the rotation format so the same 2 or 3 for both hemispheres then the other 1 or 2 qualify. Move to 6 nations after the next WC

 

If you think about FIFA is a good role model here (the only time we will say that about FIFA), but they dont favour the big established players like the European behemoths instead they try to grow the rest eg WC in SA.

 

It may mean crowds and revenues are depressed for 10 years but the game over time would be way more vibrant and the revenue line from internationals and the club game would see exponential growth.

 

In this way we would have a chance of growing the game as we all want and we would leave these guys behind.




#2978386 East Leeds U15s to Play Skolars at Friday Night Lights

Posted by IM2 on 16 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Skolars U15 v East Leeds part of Friday Night Lights Eve of Challenge Cup Festivities - KO of your Wembley Weekend in Style!
 
As part of the annual Friday Night Lights where Skolars play Hunslet in the eve of Challenge Cup match in Enfield Skolars U15s will play East Leeds U15s as a curtain raiser. along the main match, a bbq, a masters tournament and a real ale festival its an excellent way to start your Challenge Cup Wembley weekend. 
 
all welcome. Advance tickets are £10 on the night £12. use this link to buy http://www.skolarsrl...t-lights-2014/ 
 
Skolars also have discounted CC tickets at £20 for £27 face value pls use this link http://www.skolarsrl...final-tickets/ 
 
more info on FRiday night Lights is here: http://www.skolarsrl...st-2012-adult/ 



#2978379 East Leeds U15s to Play Skolars at Friday Night Lights

Posted by IM2 on 16 August 2014 - 02:33 PM

Skolars U15 v East Leeds part of Friday Night Lights Eve of Challenge Cup Festivities - KO of your Wembley Weekend in Style!
 
As part of the annual Friday Night Lights where Skolars play Hunslet in the eve of Challenge Cup match in Enfield Skolars U15s will play East Leeds U15s as a curtain raiser. along the main match, a bbq, a masters tournament and a real ale festival its an excellent way to start your Challenge Cup Wembley weekend. 
 
all welcome. Advance tickets are £10 on the night £12. use this link to buy http://www.skolarsrl...t-lights-2014/ 
 
Skolars also have discounted CC tickets at £20 for £27 face value pls use this link http://www.skolarsrl...final-tickets/ 
 
more info on FRiday night Lights is here: http://www.skolarsrl...st-2012-adult/ 



#2916815 RL in the evening standard

Posted by IM2 on 15 April 2014 - 02:25 PM

Last few years ES has been getting better at covering RL. inc regular features of Broncos, England, Skolars etc. even martin offiah had a column.

 

seems to have fallen off a cliff.

 

we should lobby to get it going again. drop this guy an email and ask him whats happening

 

Sport
Head of Sport: Neil Robinson 
E: sportdesk@standard.co.uk