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Blue Plaque, Headingley Rugby Ground (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. Image shows the new Blue Plaque on the wall of Headingley Carnegie Stadium at Headingley Rugby Ground, unveiled on the 8th November 2013. It was organised by Leeds Civic Trust in association with Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The plaque reads as follows; "Headingley Rugby Ground has been in constant use since 1890, the first game being Leeds v Manningham on 20th September. It was the venue for the first Challenge Cup Final, Batley v St. Helens, on 24th April 1897. The first ever Test Match between the Northern Union and New Zealand All Golds was played here on 25th January 1908". The unveiling ceremony was performed by New Zealand team manager Tony Iro on the day that New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea in their final group game of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Headingley Carnegie Stadium (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. View of Headingley Carnegie Stadium, photographed on the same day that a blue plaque was unveiled to commemorate the hosting of the inaugural Challenge Cup final between Batley and St. Helens in 1897 and the first Test Match between what was then the Northern Union and the New Zealand "All Golds" in 1908. The blue plaque was organised by Leeds Civic Trust in association with Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The present stadium was completed in 2006.
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Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Group photograph with Blue Plaque (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. Group photograph taken on the 8th November 2013 on the unveiling of a Blue Plaque at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. It was organised jointly by Leeds Civic Trust and Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The Blue Plaque is to commemorate the long history of the ground, stretching back to 1890. It was the venue for the first Challenge Cup Final, Batley v St. Helens, which took place on the 24th April 1897, and also the first ever Test Match between the Northern Union and New Zealand All Golds on the 25th January 1908. The Chair of Leeds Civic Trust, Lynda Kitching is seen second from the left. To the right of her is Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby Ltd. He is the owner and operator of Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Leeds Rhinos and a member of the Leeds Rugby Foundation. At the centre of the group, wearing a black sweater over a white shirt, is Tony Iro, the New Zealand team manager, who unveiled the plaque. New Zealand played Papua New Guinea that day in their final group match in the Rugby League World Cup. To the right of Tony Iro is Phil Caplan, Rugby League author and co-director of Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd. He also holds the post of Leeds Rhinos Heritage Officer and is Chairman of the Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. Behind him, to the right, is Greg Mulholland, Liberal Democrat politician and MP for Leeds North West. He is also Vice President of Leeds Rugby Foundation.
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Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the unveiling of the Blue Plaque (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. In this image a new Blue Plaque is about to be unveiled at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Chair of Leeds Civic Trust, Lynda Kitching, addresses the onlookers. She is about to hand over to the New Zealand Team Manager, Tony Iro, to perform the unveiling, who is standing behind her. Dr. Kevin Grady, the Director of Leeds Civic Trust is to the right of the picture, wearing a red tie.
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Headingley Carnegie Stadium, unveiling of the Blue Plaque by Tony Iro (Headingley)
Colour image8th November 2013. Image shows the New Zealand Team Manager, Tony Iro as he makes a speech before unveiling the new Blue Plaque at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Plaque is to commemorate the historic ground and events which took place in the early years. It has been in use since 1890 and the first Challenge Cup Final was played there between Batley and St. Helens on 24th April 1897. It was also the venue for the first ever Test Match between the Northern Union and the New Zealand All Golds on the 25th January 1908. On the day of the unveiling New Zealand were to play Papua New Guinea in their final group match of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Blue Plaque was provided by Leeds Civic Trust in association with Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee. The Director of Leeds Civic Trust, Dr. Kevin Grady is seen to the right of the picture, wearing a red tie.
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