30th August 2016, 10:00 | wheelchair

Halifax and Leeds Rhinos to contest Wheelchair Grand Final

Halifax and Leeds Rhinos to contest Wheelchair Grand Final

The showpiece event will be held in Medway on Saturday, September 10.

Medway Park, The official home of England Wheelchair Rugby League, is hosting the Wheelchair RL Premier League Grand Final on Saturday, 10 September – and tickets are now on sale.

The Grand Final is the climax of the national domestic league, when the top two teams from the season battle it out in a winner-takes-all clash.

Recently crowned Challenge Cup winners and reigning Premier League champions Halifax WRL had already secured their spot in the Grand Final after finishing top of the league

They will be joined by Leeds Rhinos, who finished second in Wheelchair RL's top tier, confirming their place with a comfortable 86-34 win over Medway Dragons last week.

The match will feature a host of world class players who have competed in previous international matches at Medway Park, including England captain Jack Brown and vice-captain Wayne Boardman.

In the build up to the main event, four local teams will also contest the inaugural Kent Cup.

Medway Dragons, Gravesend Dynamite, Dartford Vipers and new Dartford-based team The Argonauts will compete in a round-robin competition from 1.45pm, with the top two teams fighting it out in the final at 5.15pm.

Halifax and Leeds contested the Challenge Cup Final earlier this year

The Premier League's top two will be going head-to-head once again

The Premier League Grand Final will then kick off at 7pm.

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Deputy Leader and Housing and Community Services Portfolio Holder, said: "We are incredibly proud to have been chosen as the home of England Wheelchair Rugby League.

"Having hosted some wonderful international events at Medway Park, it's great to now have the showpiece domestic final."

Sean Mellor, Clubs and Competition Manager for the Rugby Football League, added: "The Grand Final is the pinnacle of domestic Wheelchair Rugby League and spectators at Medway Park are promised a high-octane display from two teams packed with international talent."

Tickets priced £5 for adults or £2 for children, with family tickets £12.

Tickets are available online at medway.gov.uk/leisurebookings or by phone on 01634 336652.

The tickets are valid for the Kent Cup matches and the Grand Final match.

For more information visit medway.gov.uk/sport.

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