Ronan Costello Memorial Festival Returns for 2nd Year

Published: 27th April 2018

Huddersfield Giants Community is proud to announce that the Ronan Costello Memorial Festival will be returning this year to mark two years since the tragic passing of Ronan. The momentous festival will be held at Leeds Road playing fields on Thursday 14th June 6-8pm in celebration of Ronan’s life. The huge success of the event in 2017 led to it being shortlisted for an Examiner Community Award, with the winner being announced on the 24th May.

The festival aims to see over 150 children attend from community clubs across Kirklees and surrounding areas including under 7s, under 8s and under 9s to take part in the tournament on Leeds Road Playing fields between 6 pm and 8 pm. The event will also be supported by the attendance of Giants Club Ambassador Eorl Crabtree, members of the first team and academy squads including an array of Claret and Gold fans.

Huddersfield Giants Community Manager and Category 3 Academy Head Coach Chris Cullimore, who coached Ronan for two years, is pleased to be able to continue to make it a success year on year in memory of Ronan: “This year the aim is to make it bigger and better than last year. We want to bring the community together at what is a difficult time for all, doing something that he loved, playing the Sport of Rugby League. We want the festival to be fun for all and a real celebration of Ronan’s life.”

A donation is required to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in order to be entered into the tournament. Players who participate in the festival will also receive a free ticket to the Giants vs Catalans game on Friday 15th June, where they will parade at half-time with medals. All members of the public are welcome to attend the event, enjoy the tournament and meet the first team and academy squads.

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Mark your attendance over on our Facebook Event here.

If you are interested in taking part in the event, please get in contact with Chris Cullimore by emailing

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