Press release: Northern Powerhouse at the heart of Rugby League World Cup 2021

first_imgNorthern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP has welcomed news that around 9 in 10 (87%) Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament games will be held in the North, exceeding the organiser’s original commitment to host 80% of the games in the North of England.In 2016 the government committed £25 million towards the tournament and its legacy with up to £15 million pledged to support the staging of the event and up to £10 million for Rugby League’s facilities through large community projects, such as refurbishing changing rooms and installing new artificial pitches, as well as smaller-scale initiatives including supplying new kit or equipment to clubs.A total of 16 northern towns and cities – including Newcastle, St Helens, Doncaster, Sheffield, Liverpool, Trafford and Hull – will play host to the tournament which will take place over five weeks in October and November 2021.Leeds will host more games than any other city while Preston has been revealed as the tournament’s first training base.The tournament is anticipated to host a million spectators and is set to be one of the most inclusive and diverse events ever hosted in England. The men’s, women’s and wheelchair Rugby League World Cups are to be staged together for the first time with all three finals being played in the North.Government funding for the tournament will focus on four key areas: creating welcoming environments, encouraging more players, building community engagement and cultivating further investment resulting in an innovation fund for the community game.Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP said: Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Jon Dutton said: RLWC2021 will be the sport’s biggest and best ever tournament and the Northern Powerhouse will play a pivotal role in helping to deliver this global event. For the first time ever, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be played concurrently and the North will stage all of the marquee events including all 3 Rugby League World Cup finals and the respective opening ceremonies. The Northern Powerhouse is the perfect setting to host one of world sport’s biggest and most inclusive tournaments. Minister for Sport and Civil Society Mims Davies MP said: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Rugby League World Cup 2021 has announced that nearly 90% of the tournament’s games, including all three finals, will be held in the Northern Powerhouse Tournament backed by £25 million of government funding to maximise benefit to communities Northern host locations announced include Newcastle, Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Trafford and Hull 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF The UK is renowned for putting on some of the biggest and best sporting events in the world and the Rugby League World Cup 2021 will be no exception. This tournament will provide a stage for the world’s best players in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair game to shine in cities and towns across the country. It is an exceptional opportunity to grow the sport. We are investing £25 million to help put on a fantastic event, reach new fans and improve facilities, so the tournament leaves a real legacy. Office address and general enquiries Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209center_img Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected] The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will firmly put the Northern Powerhouse on the world stage and I am proud we are a partner in this landmark event. Thousands of visitors will come from far and wide to enjoy the games and organisers predict the tournament will deliver £75 million of economic benefit to the UK through tourism and opportunities for local businesses, with a significant amount coming to cities and regions of the Northern Powerhouse. The foundations of Rugby League were built in the North before becoming one of this country’s greatest sporting exports. Now, thanks to £25 million of government investment, it is coming home to the Northern Powerhouse. General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Media enquiries If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Social media – MHCLG The Rugby League World Cup 2021 and their governing body the Rugby Football League, are official members of the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme. This network of businesses and organisations share our vision to for harnessing the economic potential of the North, and support the need for the government and business to work together to achieve it.Further informationFull list of Northern Powerhouse game venues/hosts across men’s, women’s and wheelchair fixtures:North-westBolton – The University of Bolton Stadium will host two men’s games, including an England group game and quarter-final.Liverpool – Anfield will host the marquee quarter-final tie along with the women’s opening ceremony and initial England game. M&S Bank Arena Liverpool will host the wheelchair Rugby League final. Preston – First training base to be revealed. St Helens – The Totally Wicked Stadium will host three men’s group games.Trafford – Old Trafford will host both the men’s and women’s finals as a double-header event.Warrington – The Halliwell Jones Stadium will host three men’s group games.Leigh – Leigh Sports Village will host three men’s group games.YorkshireDoncaster – The Keepmoat Stadium will host three men’s group games.Kirklees – The John Smiths Stadium will host a men’s quarter-final.Hull – The KCOM Stadium will host two men’s games, including a quarter-final.Leeds – Hosting more games than any other city, Elland Road will host a men’s semi-final and Emerald Headingley Stadium will host three men’s games and two women’s games.Sheffield – Bramall Lane will host an England men’s group game. The EIS Sheffield will host a group and both semi-finals in the wheelchair tournament.York – The Community Stadium will host a women’s group game and both women’s semi-finals.North EastMiddlesbrough – The Riverside Stadium will host a significant men’s group game.Newcastle – St James’ Park will host the opening England men’s group game including the men’s opening ceremonyWest CumbriaAllerdale – The Workington Community Stadium will host three men’s group games.The Northern Powerhouse is our vision for a more prosperous North with well-paid jobs for working people, better transport with faster roads and more efficient trains, high-performing schools and world-beating universities.The Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse. The government is looking to build a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential. There are nearly 200 businesses and organisations signed up to the Partners Programme.Prospective partners can email [email protected] for more information about the Partners Programme and how to apply.For more information about the Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament and locations of games visit www.rlwc2021.com or contact [email protected]last_img read more

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Table tennis tournament awards 252,000 baht in prizes

first_imgPattaya-area youths won 252,000 baht in prizes at the Pattaya Table Tennis Open.Former MP Poramet Ngampichet, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and Sanga Kijsamrej, advisor to the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, handed out prizes at the Sept. 29 tournament at the Eastern National Indoor Stadium. Capt. Tirawit Khumbangli, secretary of the table tennis organizing committee, said the tournament was organized to develop sportsmanship in youths and encourage exercise.Ronakit Eaksingh, deputy mayor of Pattaya along with city councilors present trophies and prizes to the winners in the 7 different categories. Teams of two competed, with 210 teams taking part in total.  First place in each category earned 30,000 baht, second place took 15,000 baht and third place won 8,000 baht.The winners by category were:  Mens (all ages) – 1. Military 2. Pattaya A 3. Central Club F; Men/Women (all ages) – 1. Military 2. Pattaya A 3. Central Club C; Men Under 30 – 1. Baan Poothairung A 2. Baan Poothairung B 3. Pattaya 304; Men/Women Under 30 – 1. Ping Pong Acame 2. Wanmarinam Pattaya 304 3. Wanmarinam Pattaya 303; Men Combined Under 90 – 1. Pattaya 901 2. Pattaya 906 3 Pattaya 904; Singles Under 12 – 1. Sitisak Nuchanadee 2. Chareonchai Desriburapakul 3. Napat Thammatikom; Singles Under 10 – 1. Wanchart Phitakkulsiri 2. Panyapran Atsathit 3. Sitisak Nuchanadee.A team member of Pattaya A attempts a backhand passing shot during a qualifying round.last_img read more

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Morgan & Carlton star at Pattavia

first_imgPSC Golf from the Phantom Golf SocietyMonday, Jan. 18, Pattavia – StablefordAfter the first 2 weeks of January being taken up by the PSC Club Championship and Colin’s Golf Society’s 3-day tournament at the Green Valley complex, it was back to business as usual last week with a combined competition at the Pattavia Golf Course.We had 6 groups signed up and a normal tee time of 10.00am, which we were easily on time for despite the roadworks on 331, although we weren’t so lucky on the way home.John Carlton  (left) & Vero Morgan. Our first group got away 10 minutes ahead of schedule in perfect weather although it was a bit “steamy” with very little wind.  The course was in good shape with the greens being considerably more friendly than has been reported lately.  There were no major holdups in the earlier groups and our round was over in about four hours and 10 minutes.Playing exceptional golf it was one of my playing partners, John Carlton, who won the A Flight with an almost flawless 41 points.  Dave Dadwallader came second on 38 and ‘Mr. Consistency’ (well most of the time) Christian “Psycho” Boysen ended up in third spot with 36 points.Christian Boysen (left) with Nicklas Lohse.We had a “bolter” in the B Flight with Vero Morgan taking out first place with an outstanding 44 points.  With 2 golfers tied 11 shots further back on 33 points a count back was needed which resulted in second place going to Jim Proctor (18 point back nine) and Peter Gangur (16 point back nine) finishing in third.A Flight (0-20)1st John Carlton (11) 41pts2nd Dave Dadwallader (14) 38pts3rd Christian Boysen (10) 36ptsB Flight (21+)1st Vero Morgan (26) 44pts2nd Jim Proctor (22) 33pts3rd Peter Gangur (22) 33ptsNear Pins: #4 Torben Lindgaard, #13 Rita ZoebelliLong Putts: #9 Larry Gibb, #18 Jim ProctorFriday, Jan. 22, Mt. Shadow – StablefordWith a fabulous field of 40 golfers we headed off to Mountain Shadow after confirming with the golf course that we would have more than the original 6 groups that we had booked for.  The course was quite busy but we were able to get our first group away a few minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00am tee time.The weather was fine being hot & humid and the golf course was in very good shape with the greens being firm and true.  The field moved smoothly throughout the round and most of us completed the round in about four hours & twenty minutes.With the large field we were able to have three flights, A Flight for 0 to 14, B Flight for 15 to 19 and C Flight for players with handicaps of 20 and over with three places in each flight.  In addition there were four nearest the pins and 2 longest first putts on th 9th & 18th greens.The winner in A Flight was Christian Boysen who had 34 points, 2 more that Gerd Riedler in second place and with 2 golfers on 30 points the resultant count back saw Ed Wyckoff (17 point back nine) finish third with Dave Cadwallader (15 point back nine) just missing out.Nat Rukkid (17 point back nine) was the winner of B Flight with 31 points on count back from Colin “Donkey” Davis (15 point back nine) in second place.  In yet another count back to decide third place we had 2 players on 28 points and it was Dave Lehane (16 point back nine) who prevailed over a luckless Jayson Schembri (15 point back nine).With the best score of the day it was youngster Nicklas Lohse who triumphed in C Flight with a fine 39 points and Tore Eliassen was second with 36.  It was count back time again with 2 on 32 points and third place was won by Vero Morgan (19 point back nine) while Barry Elphick (13 point back nine) just missed out.A Flight (0-14)1st Christian Boysen (10) 34pts2nd Gerd Riedler (8) 32pts3rd Ed Wyckoff (12) 30ptsB Flight (15-19)1st Nat Rukkid (18) 31pts2nd Colin Davis (19) 31pts3rd Dave Lehane (18) 28ptsC Flight (20+)1st Nicklas Lohse (29) 39pts2nd Tore Elliassen (21) 36pts3rd Vero Morgan (26) 32ptsNear Pins: #5 Ed Wyckoff, #8 Maurice Roberts, #15 Tore Elliassen, #17 Ian PicklesLong Putts: #9 Dave Cadwallader, #18 Ian PicklesNote: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

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