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rlwc2021 full schedule revealed and tickets available now

In exactly one year’s time, the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history will reach its thrilling climax in a showpiece weekend in Manchester featuring the wheelchair final followed by the double-header men’s and women’s final at Old Trafford.    Today (November 19) Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament organisers have confirmed the full revised 61 match schedule for the tournament in 2022.   Five weeks of world-class sporting action begins at St James’ Park, Newcastle on October 15 before Headingley Stadium, Leeds opens the women’s tournament on November 1 and a double-header at the iconic Copper Box, London kicks off the wheelchair event on November 3. Full schedule is available here.   Only five RLWC2021 fixtures (four match-days) have been affected during the rescheduling of 61 matches staged at 21 iconic venues, across 18 host towns and cities. These changes involve the switching of two fixtures between existing venues in Leeds and Hull and the relocation of fixtures from Anfield Stadium and M&S Bank Arena.   In the men’s tournament there will be one venue swap with the match between Australia and Fiji on the opening day (October 15) now taking place at Headingley Stadium, Leeds due to a clash with another event in Hull. In return, the MKM Stadium, Hull will now host New Zealand v Jamaica in Group C on October 22 – a fixture that was due to be played in Leeds.   Wigan’s DW Stadium will provide the stage for the double-header which features the second men’s quarter-final as well as England women v Canada women on November 5.   Manchester will create further sporting history by hosting all three tournament finals over a weekend of global Rugby League celebration. Manchester Central in the heart of the city centre will now host the wheelchair final on November 18. The following day (November 19) the showpiece men's and women's double-header final will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester.   All 32 teams across the 21 competing nations participating in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments have fully committed to the revised tournament schedule in 2022.   General admission tickets and hospitality for all 61 matches will be back on-sale from 9am GMT today in line with the full schedule reveal. Tickets can be purchased via:   Fans who have already purchased tickets for fixtures that have been changed will be contacted with information on their options from November 24. A dedicated refund window will be available from then until November 30.   JON DUTTON, RLWC2021 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SAID:  “We have achieved our objective in delivering minimal disruption to the existing 61-match schedule and I want to place on record my thanks to all those who have made it possible. “Every host town and city who joined us on this journey remains involved and they will set the stage for the very best that the sport has to offer. There are world class, compelling matches, across all three tournaments at some of the most iconic venues across England. “We are delighted to make tickets available to purchase again and supporters can now look forward to being part of this unique global event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify as we look to the horizon and the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup.”

hough end community consultation events

In September 2021, Manchester City Council held public consultation meetings to discuss the merits of bringing forward a revised scheme at Hough End Playing Fields. The meetings provided an opportunity to share learnings from the previous scheme and gather the communities’ views and aspirations for improvements, to help shape plans at Hough End site.  The Council is now working to develop a new set of proposals that reflects the needs and aspirations of the community and seeks to address concerns raised. This includes the opportunity to develop phased development areas to provide high quality sport and recreational green space at the Hough End site.  As detailed plans continue to be developed, the Council would like to provide early notification of pre planning public consultation events. All events have been scheduled at Broughton Park Rugby Club on the following dates and times:   MONDAY 29 NOV 16:00 (SESSION 1) 17:00 (SESSION 2)  Saturday 4 DECEMBER 10:00 (SESSION 3) 11:00 (SESSION 4)  WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER 18:00 (SESSION 5) 19:00 (SESSION 6)  Address: Broughton Park Rugby Club, 2 Houghend Cresent, Manchester M21 7TL. There will be 6 sessions in total with all events split into 1-hour sessions to commence on the hour. The Council’s Project Team will start each session with a presentation of plans and will then facilitate table discussions to capture people’s views and answer questions. All comments will be logged to help shape final plans for consideration.  As part of the discussions, the Project Team will talk through the consideration for revised plans and the high-level timeframe and funding strategy for phased development areas to be taken forward.   Please register your attendance for the Hough End public consultation events, either via email at Hough End email account, or at Hough End Leisure Centre reception with a register available at the front desk. It is importance to register your attendance at your preferred session in advance of the meeting dates, to ensure the Councils Project Team can manage the event on the day and provide sufficient time to discuss proposals with all residents. When registering attendance please provide a contact email or phone number to allow the Council’s Project Team to contact you, should there be a need to schedule additional engagement meetings in the future, in the event numbers become too high to manage.  Residents are encouraged to submit comments via the Hough End consultation account at All comments will be logged and will be fed through the planning process. Pre planning consultation will close Friday 10 December and the final planning application is targeted for submission mid-December. To view plans in advance of the sessions, please see links below. Hough End Leisure Centre - Playing Fields Site Plan Hough End Leisure Centre - Extension and Car Park Hough End Leisure Centre - Extension Ground Floor Hough End Leisure Centre - Extension First Floor  Alongside these plans, the Council have developed a DRAFT 10-Year Strategic Plan for Hough End Playing Fields that has been published for further consultation and comment. Hough End Strategic Plan has been developed in response to community needs and aspirations for improvements that seeks to raise the quality of playing fields and green spaces for the local community. The vision for the site is to become an attractive public space that promotes active lifestyles and healthy communities for people to visit and enjoy. This document sets out the opportunity for phased development to deliver the vision for Hough End site. All residents are encouraged to submit their comments and views to that will help to shape a final plan that will be taken forward with the local community.  

ballot opens for women’s euro 2022 matches

Manchester will be front and centre of the biggest women’s European sport event in history after being hand-picked as one of nine host cities for the hotly-anticipated UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.    Manchester City Academy Stadium, home to Gareth Taylor’s Manchester City side, is guaranteed to host at least three matches throughout the tournament which kicks off at Old Trafford on 6 July. The matches include Belgium vs Iceland, Italy vs Iceland and Italy vs Belgium.    The public ballot for tickets is now open and will close on 16 November. Remaining tickets will go on general sale from mid-February 2022.   Manchester will welcome players and fans from around Europe, to its three host venues, which include Manchester City Academy Stadium and Leigh Sports Village as well as Old Trafford.    London, Sheffield, Southampton, Brighton, Milton Keynes, and Rotherham will also welcome women’s football’s most highly-rated stars.    click here for more information & to enter the public ballot for tickets