The Rugby League World Cup Final double header is locked in.
The event at Old Trafford will start with the women’s final between New Zealand and Australia whilst the men’s decider will see Samoa take on Mal Meninga’s Australia side for the title of best in the world.
No doubt a shame that neither England side are involved, but tickets are still in high demand.
Nonetheless, the Rugby League World Cup have offered tickets to the Healthy Holidays programme.
Healthy Holidays is for primary and secondary aged children who are eligible for free school meals. The council and our partners provide a fantastic range of clubs, activities and events.
These are run by schools, community hubs and voluntary groups all with a healthy nutritious meal included, throughout the school holidays, for free.
A select number of tickets have been made available to these children in a superb gesture from the World Cup ahead of its two biggest games though we shouldn’t forget the Wheelchair Final which also takes place this weekend.
It comes after they made tickets available for the semi-final at Leeds’ Elland Road.
It’s another example of the wider impact the tournament is having on the UK.
Such a gesture could also get more young eyes on the sport and hopefully inspire the next generation especially of young girls.