Some of the greatest Legends Of League are about to hit Armidale.
The international Legends of League match will be played in Armidale on 17 March at the Armidale sportsground.
In a first of it’s kind for NSW this is a major event for Armidale, the event is to raise money for the Armidale Hospital.
The players will arrive on Thursday morning and do school coaching clinics as well as a visit to the children at Armidale hospital.
Friday will be a social day of bowls at the Servies Club for sponsors of the event.
Friday night there will be an official dinner and charity auction as well as live entertainment at the servies club (tickets on sale soon).
Saturday morning will see an autograph session at Armidale Plaza, followed by the players being on floats for the Autumn Festival.
From early afternoon there will be several local and junior rugby league games played before the main game kicks of at 7pm under lights at the sportsground (tickets on sale soon).
Some the players that have confirmed to play in the game include: Matt Rogers, Scott Hill, Sean Hoppe, Dan Nutley, Mark McGaw as well as local heros Dean Widders, Denis Moran, Craig Wilson and Ros Conlon. In total there will be 40 players with NRL or State of Origin experience.
Luke Fahy of The Professionals Armidale says this is a great opportunity for the community of Armidale and anyone interested in purchasing tickets or more information should keep an eye on the next editions of The Armidale Express or you can call Luke Fahy on 6772 4549.