Sports Minister to present Challenge Cup

The RFL have confirmed that Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP will be Chief Guest at the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on August 29.

The Conservative MP for MP for Chatham and Aylesford will be introduced the teams prior to kick-off too. As a student, she attended the University of Hull.

Ms Crouch is a Football Association qualified soccer coach, as well as apparently being a keen sports fan.

“We are delighted that the country’s Minister of Sport Tracey Crouch has accepted our invitation to be Chief Guest at the Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup final,” said RFL chief executive Nigel Wood.

“We are also very pleased that she has agreed to participate in the statue unveiling on a day which marks a significant date for the sport as we celebrates the 120th anniversary of its foundation.

“To have a Member of Parliament who has strong connections with the city of Hull is particularly prescient and I am sure Ms Crouch will enjoy what is always a memorable day for sports fans.”

Crouch will also unveil the commemorative statue marking some of rugby league’s great Cup heroes at noon on the day of the final.

“I am thrilled to be attending the Challenge Cup final, one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. This match has such a rich history and is watched by rugby league fans all over the world,” she said.

“I can’t wait to see Leeds Rhinos and Hull Kingston Rovers go head-to-head and present the trophy to the winning side.”

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