16th October 2017, 09:53 | masters
As the home nations gear up for the RLWC 2017, the Great Britain Masters are also readying for their tour taking in both New Zealand and Australia.
This will be the GB Masters' third trip to Australia but is their first visit to New Zealand.
In New Zealand, they will participate in the International Festival at Rotorua before taking on the Kiwi Masters.
After taking in the RLWC semi-final in Auckland, the tourists move across to Sydney to play Australia followed by two club games prior to attending the RLWC Final in Brisbane.
All the players - and supporters - have self-funded the trip and are extremely grateful to the multitude of sponsors who have all contributed to make the tour a success.
Playing Shirts - Main Sponsor:
JB Hopkins, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
Matchday Polo Shirts - Main Sponsor:
ES Hartley – Main Sponsor Matchday Polo Shirts
Main Sponsor Tour Hoodies and Formal Shirt Sponsor:
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd, Solicitors
Nuvia UK - Matchday Polo Shirts
Corkills Wigan, VW Dealer - Leisure Shorts,
Resulting IT Ltd - casual Polo Shirt front.
Ainsworth Auto Electricals - Collar, Playing Shirt.
Cobus Communication Group - Back of Playing Shirt, Match Day Polo Sleeve, Hoodies Sleeve.
Ace Bars and Catering - match Day Polo Shirt, Leisure Shorts, Back of Hoodies.
HG Wood Lift trucks - Playing Shirt Sleeve, Casual T-Shirt Collar.
MPC Labels - Casual Polo Shirt Sleeve.
Further thanks also go not only the players' personal sponsors but also to those Masters who, in the true spirit of Masters, have contributed these to the main account: Ian Ogden (Molloy Lifting), Shaun McPoland (Harmony Windows), John Connell (T3 Wellbeing) Tom Harrison (Egerton Arms Eccles), Andy Tasker (Leeds Rhinos Supporters Club) and Ian O'Neill (Integrated Network Systems).
Masters RL are also grateful to Retail Credit Services and Total Steelwork and Fabrications for their sponsorship of the tour brochure.
All 34 players and 12 supporters are just 37 days away from take-off on a trip of lifetime to share the spirit of Masters Rugby League with their friends, new and old, in New Zealand and Australia!