10 Jul 2024

Newcastle Thunder welcomes the Moody Cup

Moody Logistics and Storage is continues its support of the Moody Cup, an annual celebration of grassroots rugby league

Newcastle Thunder welcomes the Moody Cup to Gateshead International Stadium this weekend,
Moody Logistics and Storage is continuing its support of the Moody Cup, an annual celebration of grassroots rugby league.

The annual competition, for players U6 to U16, makes its debut at Gateshead International Stadium following the recent move of the club from Kingston Park to Gateshead International Stadium.

The Moody Cup, which is open to all grassroots clubs and is free to enter, will be staged prior to Newcastle Thunder’s Betfred League One clash against Hunslet RLFC at 2pm this Sunday (14th July).

Newcastle Thunder, in partnership with Cramlington-based Moody Logistics and Storage, will welcome junior rugby clubs from across the country to compete in this year’s family-friendly festival.

Matches for all age groups are played in a nine-a-side format, with no limit on squad size, to ensure as many young players as possible can experience the joy of competitive rugby.

Each participant receives a complimentary ticket to the Newcastle Thunder game following the festival, while family and friends can join the young players in the stands for just £5. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the Thunder Gazebo.

Two men standing holding banner in stadium
L-R: Thunder Head Coach Chris Thorman with Operations Director Richard Moody

Richard Moody, Operations Director at Moody Logistics and Storage, said: “We are pleased to continue our sponsorship of the Moody Cup to continue to support grassroots rugby league, which provides young players with an opportunity to showcase both their talent and love of the game.

”We hope as many people as possible will come along to support this fantastic competition and cheer the sides on.”

A spokesperson for Newcastle Thunder added: “The Moody Cup is a highlight for young rugby enthusiasts. It not only promotes the sport but also helps foster a sense of community and passion for rugby league among young people.”

Following the Moody cup, the Betfred League One fixture Newcastle Thunder v Hunslet will take place in the main stadium @2pm. For advance ticket purchases visit Tickets. The north turnstiles will be in operation from 12pm taking both cash and card payments.