This event has been postponed
AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Draw at Ullswater Heights
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting the draw for Rounds One and Two of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup at Ullswater Heights Holiday Home & Lodge Park. Ullswater Heights is our newest holiday home park and was the first prize holiday location for last year’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Racing Driver Challenge. We opened the park in July 2019 and we’ve had such a brilliant year since then.
This event will be streamed on the Our League app on Tuesday 17th March from 6.30pm. Gary Molloy our chief executive will be alongside England coach Shaun Wane to draw the teams. Shaun Wane is a past guest to our parks and was only too happy to return to make the draw for the opening rounds of this year’s competition.
The AB Sundecks 1895 Cup is in its second year and has attracted more clubs into the competition this year, paving the way for a very exciting competition which will culminate in a final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 18th July. The competition hopes to create wider opportunities within the game for clubs, players and spectators to experience the thrill of a Wembley final.
The following teams (including ball numbers) will be in the hat for Round One.
1. Barrow Raiders
3. Keighley Cougars
4. Newcastle Thunder
5. Rochdale Hornets
7. West Hull
8. York Acorn
In Round Two the winners will be joined in the hat by 12 Betfred Championship sides: Batley Bulldogs; Bradford Bulls; Dewsbury; Featherstone Rovers; Halifax; Leigh Centurions; Oldham; Sheffield Eagles; Swinton Lions; Whitehaven; Widnes Vikings and York City Knights. The Round One ties will be played on Sunday 19th April and Round Two on Wednesday 29th. Our League will stream two ties from each round.
Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“With the final of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup taking place at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Coral Challenge Cup Final, the competition to be there on Saturday 18th July will be tremendous.
“The relatively short turnaround between the two rounds means that we are holding the draws for both rounds together to give clubs and coaches the greatest possible time to prepare for their midweek fixtures. We wish them all the very best of luck.
“Once again I’d like to thank the competition sponsor, AB Sundecks, for their continued support and Leisure Resorts for offering to host the draw at such a wonderful venue.”
AB Sundecks marketing director, Laura Beaumont added:
“It is great to have Shaun onboard at the earliest stage of the competition. He is such an advocate of the sport and is highly respected throughout the Rugby League world – we couldn’t think of anybody more appropriate to make the draw and we are truly appreciative of his commitment to the game.
“It is also an absolute honour to have Gary alongside him too. Gary is a well-respected and successful businessman in the leisure industry – a person with family values at his core, which makes his association with Rugby League a perfect match. We hope that both Shaun and Gary will enjoy following the competition this year and we look forward to sharing more experiences with them.”
Gary Molloy our Chief Executive:
“We’re privileged to be hosting the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup draw against the backdrop of our new holiday park overlooking the North Lakes. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to draw the teams alongside Shaun Wane, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the competition plays out.”