Chamber joins forces with Leeds Rhinos and Rugby League World Cup to host Business Breakfast Impact Day

The Rugby League World Cup is set to dominate the sporting calendar later this year, with the tournament coming to England this autumn. It is set to be the most diverse and inclusive event to date, with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions set to run side-by-side.

With most of the games to be played in the North of England, many in North and West Yorkshire, we are delighted to announce a partnership with Leeds Rhinos Rugby League club to host a very special Host Impact Day at Headingley Stadium on Wednesday 20th July. This Business Networking Breakfast will take place 9:00am – 10:30am, is free to attend and will give West and North Yorkshire Chamber members the opportunity to hear about what this means for the region and business.

Guests will enjoy breakfast amidst the backdrop of the iconic rugby and cricket ground in the company of a rugby league legend while learning more about the tournament taking place later this year.

This event will allow Chamber members to learn about what is happening in the local area when the tournament starts and how you and your business can get involved. There is the opportunity to network and ask the player and tournament experts questions.

To make this event even more exciting, you will have the chance to win tickets and other great prizes, see the trophies on display, meet a rugby league legend and take photos with them.

Speaking about the partnership, James Mason, Chief Executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber said, “The Rugby League World Cup will be one of the biggest sporting events to hit our shores since before Covid. After the Commonwealth Games this summer, the World Cup provides the sports mad population of West and North Yorkshire the opportunity to see world class sport and be part of a huge celebration of many cultures coming together after over two years of being apart. As a sporting spectacle it will be fantastic, but also it presents a big opportunity for businesses in our region to be part of the commercial activity that will take place in a quieter period of the year. From corporate hospitality opportunities, to restaurant and hotel bookings, transport requirements and service delivery, it will be a busy few weeks. We’re delighted to be able to partner with the Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby League World Cup to host this event and encourage our members to sign up as we expect demand to be high.”

Mick Hogan, RLWC2021 Revenue Director added “We are delighted to partner with the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Rugby League World Cup’s commercial programmes continue to set new standards and the cornerstone of our success is the many partners we have made with key organisations in our host towns and cities.”

Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rhinos said “The Rugby League World Cup will provide a fabulous festival of entertainment for the city and the region, and we are delighted to be hosting so many of these big events. To have the worlds best men and women players here from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Jamaica, and Ireland, as well as the opening ceremony of the women’s tournament where England will take on Brazil, there is so much to look forward to.”

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