RUGBY League World Cup 2017 Organising Committee this week announced winners of the RLWC2017 Jersey Design Competition.
The competition which began in August engaged primary school children to design a jersey for the RLWC2017 teams – Wales, Ireland, USA or Papua New Guinea who will be playing three World Cup pool games in PNG.
RLWC2017 CEO Andrew Hill said the competition enabled school children to show their creative talents and be part of the Rugby League World Cup; to walk out with the world’s best.
“The students will no doubt be thrilled at the opportunity to meet with representative players from Wales, Ireland, USA and PNG,” he said.
“The RLWC2017 is a chance to showcase PNG to a global audience.
“We are very pleased to be able to acknowledge the talents of the young students along with giving them the opportunity to be part of history with PNG playing three World Cup matches in front of a huge national and international audience.”
The winning student’s schools will each pick 33 other students from their school for the opportunity to accompany World Cup teams onto the field on match day.
“We are expecting the Wales match on Saturday October 28, to be at capacity within the next week with good seats still available for the PNG Kumuls games against Ireland and USA,” Hill said.
“Fans are encouraged to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.”