Junior Festival Rescheduled in Memory of Ronan Costello

Published: 8th July 2019

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Reschedule the Ronan Costello Festival

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have confirmed that they will be hosting the Ronan Costello Memorial Festival on Wednesday 17th July 2019, 6-8pm at Leeds Road playing fields. The event is supported by St Andrews Motors Co, many thanks for your support!

It was originally scheduled for the 12th June but had to be postponed due to bad weather.

This year will be the 3rd year the festival has been held since the tragic passing of Ronan. The festival is about celebrating Ronan’s life and we will see hundreds of young children from U7s-U9s taking part in a Rugby League Festival. As well as celebrating Ronan’s life the festival is about raising money and awareness for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Headway.

As in previous years, the event will be held at Leeds Road Sports Complex on Huddersfield Giants’ training pitch! Check in for all teams is at 6 pm with games commencing at 6:30 pm, the event is to conclude at 8 pm, with all of the Rugby League community encouraged to come down and support!

Chris Cullimore, a Sports Tutor and Category 3 Head Coach commented “The event is a fantastic demonstration of the Rugby League family coming together to remember and celebrate the life of Ronan in the best way possible, by playing the game he loved while also raising valuable funds to support the work of the charities closest to the Costello family. When Steve Hardisty had the idea three years ago for the festival it has been something I have taken great pride and an honour to organise. I am looking forward to the event and hopefully this time the weather will be kind to us.”

The event supported by St Andrews Motor Co. Managing Director Tim Marsden commented on his support of the event. “I always look to support the local community where I can and I have a strong passion for Rugby League, in particular, Huddersfield Giants. To support an event of this nature and see hundreds of young children playing the game in memory of Ronan Costello was something I was very keen to do and I am looking forward to seeing all the players on the night raising valuable funds for Headway and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”


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