London Skolars are delighted to announce the return of Wigan Warriors for the 11th annual ‘Capital Challenge’ tie, hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) ground, which will take place on Friday 22nd of January 2016. The ‘Capital Challenge’ has arguably become an iconic event in the Rugby League calendar and has become a firm favourite with City financial personnel and firms.

A Wigan XIII will be competing in their third Capital Challenge since the rivalry began and are yet to lose to the London Skolars side despite last year being the closest affair so far. Wigan are arguably the world’s largest and most recognised brand in Rugby League and are a strong contender for this season’s Super League trophy, that would add to an already impressive trophy collection. As an illustrious club saturated in history Wigan have undertaken the role of pioneers within rugby league, possibly better than any other, investing resources and personnel in all corners of the country. Since our last meeting Wigan have made even further strides in the capital, creating a business club and moving one of their upcoming Super 8 fixtures to the Den. Wigan have a stated strategy to increase their footprint in London and see a permanent future in having commercial and development activity in the City.

If the opportunity to see some of the best players in the country, as well as future stars, ply their skills wasn’t temptation enough, the stunning back drop for this game surely will. The HAC is one of the most unique sporting locations in the country. Situated on City road near Old Street tube station, a blend of the cities great architecture both old and new are visible from all around.  The HAC is probably the most valuable piece of land that any rugby is played anywhere in the world and is a must for any rugby league aficionado who wants to tick off iconic venues.

For any sport loving businesses or company looking to expand their business in the city there is no better a networking opportunity. Business and fans alike can enjoy a delicious three course meal served prior to kick off, with wine also served, in the HAC’s banqueting hall. One face who will definitely be making his much anticipated return to the UK at this event will be Sam Tomkins. One of the greats in English Rugby League, Sam Tomkins currently plays for the New Zealand Warriors. An England national representative fullback, he previously played in Super League for England club Wigan Warriors, with whom he won two Super League Grand Finals in 2010 and 2013 as well as two Challenge Cup finals in 2011 and 2013. He is the younger brother of Joel Tomkins and the older brother of Logan Tomkins. Sam will be providing for must see entertainment for those dining as guest speaker.

For those interested in purchasing tickets just for the match, these are priced at £15. A single dining ticket can be purchased at £110+VAT, or a table of 10 can be purchased for £1100+VAT. There will be an early bird opportunity to book a table at £1000+Vat if booked before the 1st November. For those interested, please be sure to book fast as spectator numbers are limited.

For further information visit the club shop under the commercial tab or contact London Skolars on 020 8888 8488 or email info@skolarsrl.com