Newcastle Thunder aiming to win Super League by 2030

Drew Darbyshire

Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e scored six times in nine appearances for Newcastle Thunder.

Newcastle Thunder have declared their ambitions to be crowned Super League champions by 2030.

On Friday, the club unveiled an ambitious roadmap for the continued growth of the sport within the north east. Plans to establish women’s and wheelchair teams were also unveiled.

Thunder have seen higher attendances at Kingston Park in 2019 as well as increased participation levels in the local community game.

The Newcastle Rugby Foundation was also recently named Championship and League 1 Foundation of the Year for a second time in three years.

Newcastle chairman Mick Hogan said: “It is an exciting time for rugby league in the north east and with growing participation numbers, a new club in Newcastle Magpies and our wheelchair rugby league team.

“With the sport continuing to grow in the region, we have developed taken the opportunity to give the Thunder and the legacy work around the 2021 World Cup a clear purpose and we will be providing more details on that in the near future.“

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