Castleford and High Wycombe schools to star at Wembley


19th August 2013


Castleford Academy and Royal Grammar School High Wycombe will take centre stage at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24 to contest the Year 7 Rugby League Champion Schools final (1.05pm).

The Year 7 Boys final is the traditional Tetley’s Challenge Cup curtain-raiser, the winners of which are presented with the Steven Mullaney Memorial Trophy in memory of a player who starred in the 1986 final for Wakefield Schools.

The match brings to a close an action-packed weekend of Champion Schools action which begins with seven games played at Richmond Athletic Association on Friday August 23.

High Wycombe’s appearance in the Wembley showpiece follows on from Surrey’s Howard of Effingham making a winning debut in the 2012 final with a 24-22 victory over Castleford Academy.

Castleford, who will be hoping to make up for that defeat 12 months ago, are the only school to have two representatives in the 2013 Champion Schools finals, with their Year 10 Girls side facing Abraham Guest of Wigan on the Friday.

The 2013 Champion Schools finals in full are as follows:

Friday August 23 – Richmond Athletic Association

Champions Schools Final (Girls) Year 7

Sirius Academy (Hull) v St Peters (Manchester) – 11.00am

Champions Schools Final (Girls) Year 8

Ossett Acedemy (Wakefield) v Deanery High School (Wigan) – 12.00pm

Champions Schools Final (Boys) Year 8

Honley (Kirklees) v St Cuthberts (St Helens) - 1.00pm

Champions Schools Final (Girls) Year 9

Leigh Academy (Kent) v Outwood Grange Academy (Wakefield) - 2.05pm

Champions Schools Final (Boys) Year 9

St Peter and Paul (Halton) v St Edmund Arrowsmith (Wigan) - 3.05pm

Champions Schools Final (Girls) Year 10

Castleford Academy (Wakefield) v Abraham Guest (Wigan) - 4.20pm

Champions Schools Final (Boys) Year 10

Bruntcliffe (Leeds) v Dowdales School (Cumbria) - 5.20pm

Saturday August 24 – Wembley Stadium

Champions Schools Final (Boys) Year 7

Castleford Academy (Yorkshire) v RGS High Wycombe (London) - 1.05pm