7th March 2008
Pupils from Carlton Junior and Infants School in Dewsbury got their hands on the Northern Rail Cup today when Dewsbury Rams players Kane Epati, Tere Glassie and Aaron Trinderdropped in to see them as part of the ‘Northern Rail Cup Momentum Tour’.
The Momentum Tour is taking place as part of train operator Northern Rail’s support for the Northern Rail Cup, a knockout competition for the 22 clubs in the National League.
Chris Leech, youth and community liaison manager for Northern, is taking the trophy to schools with close links to the clubs to encourage children to get involved in the sport and to talk to them about the railway, including the dangers of playing near railway lines.
He said: “We are really passionate about being involved in the communities that we serve and working in partnership with Dewsbury Rams is a fun way of communicating a serious message to children.”
As well as taking part in question and answer sessions with the players the children were encouraged to enter a competition to design a piece of artwork to promote rugby league. The winner will have their design put on canvas and displayed at The Tetley’s Stadium.