Skolars' Friday Night Lights schedule confirmed
Momentum is gathering pace for the annual London Skolars Friday Night Lights event at the New River Stadium on the eve of the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final (Friday 28 August).
The schedule for the evening has been released with the Co-operative Championship 1 game between London Skolars and Keighley Cougars headlining and, with the Skolars coming into form at the right time, it promises to be a superb climax to the regular season.
Another exciting feature of the evening is a match between the Political Animals and a London Representative side. Comprising Lords, MPs, Councillors and others working in politics, the Political Animals are affiliated to the All-Party Parliamentary Group made up of Rugby League enthusiastic MPs which, in the 21 years since the Group since was formed, has contributed to a number of important developments affecting the sport.
Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West and Captain of the Political Animals said of the game “This is the first outing for the Political Animals and I’m looking forward to a tough but enjoyable contest. I’m delighted that we’re playing as part of Skolars’ Friday Night Lights event, particularly seeing all the other games that are on.”
Schedule of the day:
4pm - Southgate College v Keighley Cougar Cubs under 17s
4pm - Urban Rugby - Estate of Origin
5pm - Political Animals v London Rep
6.30pm - London Skolars v Keighley Cougars - Co-operative Championship 1
One of Skolars’ sponsors, Arriva, will be providing a free shuttle bus between Wood Green tube and New River Stadium to ferry supporters to and from the game.
The first bus departs at 5pm and runs every 15 minutes until kick off at 6.30pm. Return trips begin at 8pm and run every 15 minutes until 9.30pm.
Advance bookings are £10 and entrance on the night is £12, concessions £6.