Roper’s involvement celebrates the 60thanniversary of Workington Town’s last Wembley victory, an 18-10 win against Featherstone Rovers in 1952. Bev Risman, the son of Whitehaven’s Wembley winning captain from 1952, will also be in attendance along with other Rugby League personalities.
The draw will take place around 7.30pm in the J.J. McKeown Bar at the Recreation Ground and will feature as part of a Rugby League evening broadcast live on BBC Radio Cumbria.
Attendees can also have their photographs taken with the Carnegie Challenge Cup. Admission to the draw event is strictly by ticket only – tickets costing just £2, which includes a hot buffet supper, are available from Whitehaven RLFC.