Newham residents urged to get planning for Rugby World Cup 2015

From left: Newham Council chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry; Sir Robin Wales; East London Rugby Club

From left: Newham Council chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry; Sir Robin Wales; East London Rugby Club chairman Nick Bracken; WIll Greenwood signing up to the Front Row - Credit: Archant

Residents are being urged to start planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015 experience following the announcement of the ticketing programme for the sport’s showpiece event.

Newham Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation, through the E20 Stadium Partnership, have agreed that five matches can be played at the Stadium in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2015, including the prestigious Bronze Play-Off game.

Tournament organisers England 2015 and the International Rugby Board have confirmed that tickets for matches at the Stadium will start at £15 for children and £20 for adults. A family of four will be able to watch former champions South Africa in action for £70.

With a little less than two years to the start of RWC2015, Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and Will Greenwood, a member of England’s RWC 2003 winning team, are looking forward to Newham playing a key role in delivering the tournament.

Sir Robin said: “We are looking forward to hosting matches at the Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It represents another marvellous community benefit from our part ownership of the Stadium and we will be doing everything we can to secure tickets for residents.

“Rugby is a sports development priority in Newham’s Every Child programme and we are also working hard with East London Rugby Club and East London Community Sports Association to use Rugby World Cup 2015 to introduce young people to the sport and deliver a lasting legacy from hosting a successful tournament.”

Will Greenwood said: “Newham residents should really get behind Rugby World Cup 2015. It’s coming to town and I hope to see people there.”

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