Friday Night Lights
Monday 20th August 2012
London Skolars take on Whitehaven on Friday 24th August, kick off 6.30pm
Now in its seventh year, ‘Friday Night Lights' will see the Co-operative Championship 1 side London Skolars take on Whitehaven on Friday 24th August, kick off 6.30pm, just a day before Leeds Rhinos face Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final.
Rhinos' Jamie Peacock believes it's the perfect way for his team's supporters to kick off what will hopefully be a weekend to remember. The former England and Great Britain captain said "The weekend in London is a very special one in the Rugby League calendar. This is especially the case since London Skolars began their Friday Night Lights event. It's a great evening for both sets of fans ahead of the final."
England and Warrington stalwart Adrian Morley is adamant that his side's trip down to the capital will help spread the Rugby League gospel: "It's a special weekend and one that helps spread the game beyond its traditional borders.
"I encourage all Warrington fans to support a superb event run by the London Skolars. It will be a packed house and they need all the support they can get to help them grow the game in London."
Also included on the day 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. Plus performing for the crowd before and during the main match will be Skolars' cheerleaders, London Eclipse.
The event will include the very popular Real Ale Festival, in the Olympic Suite, with courtesy buses from sponsors Arriva available to ferry fans to and from the local tube station.
Tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (£12 and £6 on the night), can be purchased in advance by contacting the Skolars office on 020 8888 8488 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The easiest way of securing your ticket's for Friday Night Lights is to visit Skolars online ticket office at www.skolarsrl.com. Skolars ground is just 11 miles from Wembley Stadium and can be reached by London Underground (Wood Green Station on the Piccadilly line) - 18 minutes from Kings Cross.