Wakefield Wildcats: Captain Kirmond calls on city to join in club’s 140th celebrations against London Broncos

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond has called on the Wakefield public to take part in the club’s 140th anniversary celebrations on Sunday.

Wakefield host London Broncos (kick-off 3.30pm) for the milestone occasion and tickets have been reduced to £5 for adults and free for under-16s if bought before 5pm on Saturday as the Super League club targets a bumper crowd.

The match has been designated as the club’s family fun day with local bands playing throughout the day, fun and games and a procession of past players on the Rapid Solicitors Stadium pitch.

And Wakefield-born Kirmond says it is the ideal opportunity for new fans to experience a Super League fixture.

“It’s a great thing the club are doing in selling tickets for £5 for adults and free for under-16s because of the 140th anniversary,” he said.

“Not many clubs do offers like that and it would be great to see new people come down and experience rugby league and the spectacle.

“It’s a great chance for people that maybe haven’t watched a game before to come down, see what it’s like and take it all in and hopefully enjoy it.

“It’s a great sport and an enjoyable atmosphere for a family and hopefully we can also get a win to make it a really special day.”

Tickets are selling well and the club expects to exceed the highest-ever attendance for a home game against the capital club, which was set last year.

Supporters are reminded tickets will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s on the turnstiles.

See Friday’s Wakefield Express for Danny Kirmond’s Captain’s Column.