2013 RLWC
2013 RLWC

Date: 13/9/13

On Friday 1st November The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, is to host a unique World Cup occasion, the competition’s Celebration Day.

Fans can enjoy listening to a galaxy of rugby league stars in a series of panels. They will discuss their world cup memories, the 2013 tournament and the future of international rugby league. There will also be film from past tournaments and exhibitions of memorabilia from many of the leading clubs.

Speakers and panellists include David Oxley CBE, Neil Fox MBE, Dave Woods, Angela Powers, Garry Schofield OBE, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Bev Risman OBE, John Kear, Gary Hetherington, Johnny Whiteley and Tony Collins.

Further details can be found at:

And tickets [£10 including buffet] can be bought here:


Friday 1st November

9.30am Boxes of heritage exhibitions open to public

11.00am to 11.30am Arrival and refreshments for speakers and panellists

11.30am Welcome and Introduction (David Hinchliffe, event chair)

11.40am to 12.15pm Individual Speakers: World Cup 2013
including David Oxley CBE)

12.15pm to 1.15pm Panel 1: World Cup Memories
(Chair: Phil Caplan; panel including: Robbie Hunter-Paul; John Kear; Bev Risman OBE; Johnny Whiteley; Neil Fox; Ian Brooke)

1.15pm to 2.00pm Buffet Lunch and viewing of exhibitions

2.00pm Panel 2 and Film: 1972 World Cup
(Chair: Professor Tony Collins; panel including: John Atkinson; David Jeanes; Harry Jepson; Steve Nash)

3.00pm to 3.15pm Refreshments

3.15pm to 4.15pm Panel 3: The Future of International Rugby League
(Chair: Dave Woods; panel including: Gary Hetherington; Julia Lee; Garry Schofield OBE)

4.15pm to 5.00pm Question and Answer

Closing Address (Professor Tony Collins)

7pm to 12.30am Rugby League Cares Charity Dinner

Saturday 2nd November

10 am free of charge, the Huddersfield Rugby League Exhibition at the Tolson Museum, Wakefield Road [open from 23 October]

2:30 pm England v Ireland World Cup match at the John Smith’s Stadium