Sheffield schools to compete for Rugby League World Cup win

Rugby League World Cup 2021 has launched a competition for schools across England to win an exclusive trophy visit and exclusive tournament merchandise.

In Sheffield, pupils have been challenged to showcase why their city is the perfect host for this year’s tournament. Twenty-one nations will arrive in England, having trained for what is set to be the biggest Rugby League World Cup in history.

From this week, teachers will work with students to produce a short video, no more than 2 minutes long, where they highlight the nearby attractions. This includes anything from the various museums, cinemas and theatres around Sheffield, to ice skating at the rink or visiting the aquarium.

The best entries from host areas will be selected as part of the official promotional activity for their town or city. Videos from non-host areas will be compiled to showcase the other sights across England in preparation for the tournament and arrival of tourists.

As well as the opportunity to be a part of the official promotional activity, the grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a trophy visit to their school, accompanied by an official RLWC2021 ambassador, and will get their hands on exclusive merch.

Tracy Power, Social Impact Director of RLWC2021, said: “This year’s tournament will be a real celebration of communities, culture and inclusivity, and we are so excited to witness the different atmospheres that each of our host cities and towns will bring to the RLWC2021.

“We believe the best way to showcase and illustrate the diversity and heritage of each city/town is through the voices and expressions of the next generation.

“This competition is the perfect example of bringing the tournament strapline of ‘The Power of Together’ to life through this exciting opportunity for schools up and down England.

“We hope that this competition will take RLWC2021 into as many classrooms as possible and continue to deliver on our mission to leave a long lasting legacy.”

If you want to get involved and need ideas of what the competition is looking for, check out the RLWC2021 Education resources at

Competition terms and conditions can be found on the RLWC2021 website at

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Written by Connor Ost

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