BARLA to Roar at Wakefield

BARLA are pleased to announce that their prestigious Xamax BARLA Youth and Junior National Cup finals will be staged on Saturday 16th July, at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, Wakefield.

The Under 14, 16 and 18’s finals will see each age group battling it out to be the best in the country at their respective age group, and the games will feature tomorrow’s stars of the future. For some players it will be their chance to play their final amateur game at sixteen before joining the professional ranks, and  for others a chance to put themselves in the shop window to professional clubs, after initially missing out.

The finals feature clubs from Lancashire, Yorkshire and Humberside playing on the biggest stage to date and waiting to show their skills on the day.   The games will take place as follows:

Under 14 Final; Kippax v Halton Farnworth Hornets; kick off 12noon

Under 16 Final, West Hull v Wigan St Judes/Siddal; kick off 13.30

Under 18 Final; Skirlaugh v Thatto Heath Crusaders; kick off 15.10

Admission for the finals is £5 adults, £3 concessions Children under 16 free.

BARLA Chair, Sue Taylor sai: “We are pleased to announce that the Xamax BARLA Youth and Junior National Cups will be staged at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, Wakefield. This is the home of a super league club, the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. It has splendid facilities, and will the biggest stage that all players involved will have played on to date.

“We have once again decided to play the finals on the Saturday so as not to clash with the respective youth and junior leagues all over the country, and we have also kept our costing down – which includes free entry to children under sixteen. Wouldn’t it be great if they could come and support the game, in their own club colours, as happens at Wembley in the Challenge Cup.

“We have all worked hard at BARLA to make this the best experience that everyone can have on the day and we hope everyone will buy into what we are trying to achieve for our youth and junior players, throughout the country.”