Barrow Raiders miss out on World Cup matches
Last updated at 11:17, Tuesday, 17 July 2012
BARROW Raiders have missed out on staging two Rugby League World Cup 2013 matches at Craven Park.
Cumbrian rivals Workington have instead been chosen to host the games between Tonga v Scotland and Scotland v Italy at their Derwent Park home, following a successful bid from Allerdale Borough Council and the club.
The two matches were originally planned to be staged at the proposed Pow Beck Stadium in Whitehaven but it was not certain that the new stadium would be built in time.
Organisers received proposals for the replacement venue from both existing RLWC2013 venues and some new areas, however the favoured option was always to keep the games in West Cumbria, if possible.
The right for Allerdale to host the two games is predicated on the Borough Council, supported by Britain’s Energy Coast, investing £450,000 to upgrade Derwent Park to RLWC2013 standards.
See Wednesday's Evening Mail for more on this story
First published at 10:47, Tuesday, 17 July 2012
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I am really disapointed because i have visited craven park before and i am playing for the philipines in world cup 2013
What's the justification for spending Â£450,000 of tax payers money (Energy Coast quango and local council tax) on a half-baked sprucing up of a very old and decrepit Derwent Park for the sake of two games? Two games which, in all likelihood, won't be televised and will be lucky to attract more than 2000 people? What a waste of money.
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