Interview: Carl Hall speaks about World Cup bid and kids involvement in Rugby League.

Doncaster is looking to host a match in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and Doncaster Rugby League chief executive Carl Hall is confident that the Keepmoat Stadium is the perfect venue.

The Keepmoat Stadium has never hosted a World Cup game but has hosted two international matches. England and France took to the pitch in the 2009 fur nations in front of a crowd of just over 11,000.

Meanwhile, New Zealand and the Cook Islands played in a warm up game for the 2013 World Cup that was hosted in England, Wales and Ireland.

Carl Hall, chief executive of Doncaster rugby league club spoke to LeagueOneHub about his hopes to stage a game at the Keepmoat.

“We came close in 2013, we got the friendly between New Zealand and the Cook Island,” said Hall.

“It was a success, the boys went into schools ahead of the game. The big plus for us is the stadium.

“It is the right size, its a good location and we are looking to host a team or two and hopefully get a game at the Keepmoat.”

Earlier this year Doncaster RLFC launched the Challenge 1000 initiative , with the club handing out 250 season tickets to children in the local area, this is something that Carl touched on and could play a huge part in bringing a game to Doncaster.

“We want to get a lot more kids to play the game, we have the full support of the local council and Club Doncaster,” added Hall.

“A lot of the younger people are still talking about the game we hosted in 2013. We want to leave a legacy and for it to promote the sport.”

The full interview with Carl Hall can be watched below by clicking on the link.


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