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Heworth Masters v Rugby League All Stars in Knights curtain raiser

York RLFC will welcome Heworth Masters and Rugby League All Stars for a charity match ahead of the Knights double header on Sunday 3rd September at the LNER Community Stadium.

The two sides will go head to head on the pitch to raise funds for the Life For A Kid charity - a non-profit organisation that supports children throughout cancer treatment.

A stellar line-up of ex-York, Great Britain and international rugby greats - Graham Steadman, Adrian Morley, Gareth Ellis, Lee Gilmour, Kirk Yeaman and Man of Steel Winner and ex-York star Danny Brough have all been named!

York RLFC Hall of Famer Steadman will make his first appearance on the field at York since leaving the Club in 1986.

“This experience makes me think that I’ve almost come full circle, having really started my professional career at York and now potentially playing my last game there too, having not played in the city for almost 40 years.

“I do play on a regular basis for the Rugby League All Stars, which has been running for around 10 years now and has been doing some fantastic work raising money for Life For A Kid.

“I was one of the original players to be part of the team and we’re really proud to have raised over £1m since then. It’s been an incredible journey, meeting some great people and getting to continue playing rugby league.”

Formed in 2016, Heworth Masters have played an average of 10 fixtures and festivals every season since, including an annual trip to Blackpool for a National Festival.

Heworth Masters players have gone on to represent Great Britain and England Masters while a meeting with GB All Stars took place 2018.

Heworth Masters, who train once a week at Elmpark Way, are always welcoming of new players, with interested parties asked to contact Adrian Cook through for more information.

The Club's first appearance at the LNER Community Stadium will see them face Rugby League All Stars, a team of ex-professionals and charity fundraisers.

Established in 2007, former Great Britain internationals Graham Steadman, Andy Gregory and Steve Hampson are among those to have represented Rugby League All Stars.

As well as providing fundraising for Life For A Kid Foundation, the team also provides an outlet for ex-players to stay involved in the sport, catch up with past team-mates and meet new people.

Masters Rugby League is a social version of the sport for the over-35s, with modified rules to cater for older players.

The rules vary according to age, with full tackles, standing grapple and touch used and indicated by short colours on the field.

Kick-off will commence at 12pm with turnstiles opening at 11:30am before the Knights take on Swinton Lions in the same venue at 3pm.

To donate to the Life For A Kid charity, whom Rugby League All Stars raise funds for, please click HERE.

A ticket to the Knights match will automatically guarantee access to the Heworth Masters and Rugby League All Star game.

General Admission Adult tickets are priced at £20, Concession tickets at £15 and Under-16s are FREE. General admission tickets can be purchased online HERE.

York RLFC Season-Ticket holders can bring a friend for just £5 to this fixture! For full details, please click HERE.

Alternatively, General Admission tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Office (next door to the Club Shop) or by calling 01904 942232.

Hospitality Dining tickets and Premier Club tickets are still available for this fixture.To purchase your Hospitality Dining tickets, click HERE.

Alternatively, you can visit the Club Shop (Opening Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday) or call 01904 670880.

To book your Premier Club tickets, please email, visit the Club Shop (Opening Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday) or call 01904 670880.


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