BARROW Raiders will be enjoying a trip to York for the 2023 Betfred Championship Summer Bash.

York was picked as the new venue for the seventh summer event, held on the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend of May 27-28, at the LNER Community Stadium.

Tickets go on sale today.

Mark Foster, RFL chief commercial officer, said: “The LNER Community Stadium and the city of York are exciting new venues for the Betfred Championship Summer Bash in 2023.

“York has been a key venue through the Rugby League World Cup, including staging a superb event for the Women’s semi-finals with a record rugby crowd of more than 7,000, and as a popular base for a number of teams.

“There will be a fresh feel to the Bash in 2023, with the return of Toulouse Olympique, Swinton Lions and Keighley Cougars, whose derby match against Bradford Bulls promises to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

“We are also delighted to include a Betfred Women’s Super League fixture in the programme, reflecting York’s rapid progress in the competition in recent years, and also Warrington’s success in earning promotion to the top tier.”

Both fixtures are scheduled for Saturday May 27, with Toulouse Olympique taking on London Broncos in a big-city clash, and Featherstone Rovers facing York Knights in a match which should generate an electric atmosphere, as Featherstone’s flatcappers make the short journey to face the Knights.

Saturday 27 May:

  • Widnes Vikings vs Swinton Lions
  • Whitehaven vs Barrow Raiders
  • London Broncos vs Toulouse Olympique
  • Featherstone Rovers vs York Knights

Sunday 28 May:

  • Newcastle Thunder vs Sheffield Eagles
  • Halifax Panthers vs Batley Bulldogs
  • Keighley Cougars vs Bradford Bulls
  • York Valkyrie vs Warrington Wolves (Betfred Women’s Super League)