Leeds Rhinos’ clash against Bradford Bulls on Sunday will be broadcast live on the OurLeague app.
Two decades ago, Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls fought out an epic period on and off the field between 2003 and 2005 with two Grand Finals and a Challenge Cup Final meeting but now the two clubs are coming together to promote the game of Rugby League to a new generation between the two West Yorkshire cities.
The initiative will focus on taking Rugby League to young people of the region, together with a number of diversity, equality and sustainability programmes and messages. The work will be supported by the Keith Howard Foundation, the Foundation was established in 2008 by the late Dr Keith Howard OBE, a philanthropist and businessman who was raised in Yorkshire. Keith was extremely passionate about supporting local charities in Yorkshire and creating a wide range of opportunities for various communities. His family, who are equally as passionate about the community and wider impact, continue his legacy today through the Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted over £16million to local charities.
As part of the initiative, Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls will meet annually in a pre-season clash to contest The Keith Howard Foundation Trophy. Leeds will host the Bulls at Headingley on Sunday 29th January 2023, kick off 2.30pm.
Tickets for the Keith Howard Foundation Trophy Match will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 15th December. Tickets are available to all fans from this date and all areas of the ground will be open for this match excluding the Global East Stand seats which will be closed.
The game will have extra spice with former Rhinos Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson having moved to Odsal in the close season whilst Rhinos boss Rohan Smith is a former Bradford Head Coach too.
Those not in attendance can watch the game from home with an early bird price of £4.99 and £10 on the day on the OurLeague App.