Magic Weekend countdown is on!

Magic Weekend countdown is on!

16th May 2017

Rugby League descended on the home of Newcastle Untied on Monday as the 2017 Dacia Magic Weekend was officially launched.

Representatives of all 12 Betfred Super League sides were on hand to meet gathered media and gave insights ahead of the third hosting of the event in the north east.

Newcastle Thunder had a big part to play in the day as well, with the Thunder Community Project hosting festivals on the same pitch that will be graced by the likes of Greg Eden, Luke Gale and Greg Minikin, for participants in their Sport England and Sky Try programmes.

The gloom and wet of a dreary day in Newcastle did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the boys and girls taking part from across the North East, as they displayed the skills they have been developing over the course of the programmes.

Representing a total of 26 individual schools, the festivals provided an impressive visual representation of the reach of the work undertaken by the club’s community project.

Thunder co-captain Clarke also took the opportunity to speak with BBC Look North about Friday’s match against York City Knights and The Super League Show about the continued growth of the game in the region.

Following in the evening, twelve teams took part in the Magic Weekend touch festival which saw Clarke, Vincent Rennie, Aaron Teroi, Thunder assistant coach Michael Heap and former Huddersfield prop Eorl Crabtree also join in.

The day provided a fitting start to the week of the Magic Weekend, which including the League 1 clash between Thunder and York City Knights will see a total of seven rugby league games take place in the city across three days.

Tickets are available from the Kingston Park Stadium box office for Magic Friday on its own and alongside the two days of Super League action.

For more information or to book tickets, call 0871 2266060, click here or visit the Kingston Park Stadium box office.

Magic Weekend countdown is on!