Parliamentary Rugby League Group encourages fans to pay respects on eve of Challenge Cup Final
The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group is to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on the eve of the Challenge Cup Final in remembrance of those involved in rugby league who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
The Group will be joined by representatives from finalists Wigan Warriors and Hull FC, Great Britain Armed Forces Rugby League, the RFL and the Royal British Legion.
The ceremony will commence at 1600 on Friday 25 August, the evening before the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. It was restored in 2014 as part of Challenge Cup Final weekend tradition, and it is anticipated that many rugby league fans travelling to the capital will attend to show their support for the Armed Services.
The Group will be represented by its Chair, Member of Parliament for Bradford South, Judith Cummins MP, who called on rugby league fans to join in with the ceremony and pay their respects. She said “like any family, the rugby league family remember those we have lost, and this ceremony is a fitting way to remember those in the game who have done so much for the country and for us all.”
“I encourage rugby league fans based in London or travelling down to the capital for the Challenge Cup Final to come and pay their respects to our service personnel this Friday at 4pm.”