Challenge Cup 120 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on 29/04/2017

We’re celebrating the anniversary of Rugby League’s oldest competition. We’ve got a line-up of great speakers, and we will be displaying highlights from the RFL archive alongside the Challenge Cups, on loan from the RFL. The event is free to attend and there’s no need to book. The line up is below and may be subject to change, so we recommend doublechecking the running order before you travel.

10.00-11.00 Check out Heritage Quay’s collections and pose with the Challenge Cup(s)
11.00-11.30 Stuart Sheard “Making up the Numbers. Amateur teams in the Challenge Cup”
11.45-12.45 Tony Collins “The First Challenge Cup at Wembley”
12.45-13.30 Break for Lunch
13.30-14.30 TBC
14:30-15:00 Screening of Bulls’ Challenge Cup films
15.00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Kevin Sinfield
16:15-17:00 Check out Heritage Quay’s collections and pose with the Challenge Cup(s)

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Who are the speakers?
Stuart Sheard is a rugby league historian who has been involved in the game at all levels. He has worked for Sheffield Eagles, the Huddersfield Giants, Crusader RL and Featherstone Rovers as well as being an amateur club secretary and International Selector and Vice Chairman of the British Amateur Rugby League Association.

Tony Collins is a British sports and social historian and author specialising in Northern England and rugby football. He is Professor of history and the Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University and as a historical consultant to the Rugby Football League. Collins has been described as rugby league football’s “leading historian”. He has produced a range of material on the history of sports and the social contexts of events. Tony has recently joined the board of the Heritage Lottery Fund (Yorkshire and Humberside)

Kevin “Sir Kev” Sinfield, MBE is an English former professional rugby league player who captained Leeds Rhinos and England. Sinfield played his entire professional career with Leeds and is one of the most successful players in Super League history, having captained the team to seven Super League championships and two Challenge Cup successes as well as achieving individual accolades as winner of the Lance Todd Trophy (2005), Harry Sunderland Trophy twice (2009, 2012) and the Golden Boot (2012), one of only four British-based players to achieve the latter. He holds records as the highest points-scorer in Leeds Rhinos history, the highest points-scorer in Super League history and the third highest points-scorer in British rugby league history, behind Jim Sullivan and Neil Fox. Sinfield recently joined the Rugby Football League as rugby director.