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RLWC2013 in partnership with the Salford-based social landlord, City West Housing Trust, has announced that Children will be admitted free to the international friendly, England v Italy (Salford City Stadium, Saturday October 19, 4.30pm). As part of the same partnership, Under-16s will also be able to watch the preceding match for free (England Knights v Samoa, same venue, 2.00 pm), making it a wonderful international double-header afternoon.

“Our match against Italy is an important part of our preparations ahead of Rugby League World Cup 2013," said England coach Steve McNamara, from England’s training camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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Seems to me this is a great opportunity for teachers, club mentors and so on, to offer children who might not normally attend internationals, a chance to watch the best from two other countries, and see England's best in action.

 

I wonder how many children will be admitted free per adult?  I'm sure that when I was teaching it would not have seemed unusual if I'd been asked to escort a group of 10, 12 ..... 16 ....... 20?

 

Of course, there were no international sporting fixtures on offer in the small Zimbabwean villages I taught in, but two of us would regularly take that many to the swimming pool without incident.

 

What a great opportunity for the game to interest a wide new swathe of youngsters in this most exciting of spectator sports.

 

Does anybody know how many?

 

:-)

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I have just been given the answer to that question.

 

Mark Covell of the RFL has just called our office, to let us know there is no RFL imposed limit to the number of children who can be admitted with one adult who has paid.

 

Obviously, the various schools and clubs will each have their own idea of how many kids make a suitable `bunch' to go with one teacher (or two), one mentor (or more).  That may be more or fewer for different outings, but ...............

 

for this offerered opportunity to enjoy an outing free ............

 

the RFL, with their partners in this venture (the Salford Club and the social housing landlord, City West Housing Trust) are keen to encourage as many children as possible to take up this opportunity, and know the joy of watching your own country play international Rugby League live.

 

Good one!

 

:-)

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Really good idea, hope they fill it with kids

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Seems to me this is a great opportunity for teachers, club mentors and so on, to offer children who might not normally attend internationals, a chance to watch the best from two other countries, and see England's best in action.

 

I wonder how many children will be admitted free per adult?  I'm sure that when I was teaching it would not have seemed unusual if I'd been asked to escort a group of 10, 12 ..... 16 ....... 20?

 

Of course, there were no international sporting fixtures on offer in the small Zimbabwean villages I taught in, but two of us would regularly take that many to the swimming pool without incident.

 

What a great opportunity for the game to interest a wide new swathe of youngsters in this most exciting of spectator sports.

 

Does anybody know how many?

 

:-)

Pretty sure that the legal requirement is 1 adult per 10 young un's. May be different in the UK though.

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Pretty sure that the legal requirement is 1 adult per 10 young un's. May be different in the UK though.

Depends on age of students, many schools have their own guidelines tighter than the legal ones

Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

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