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Historic League 1 Cup draw to be held live on BBC CWR


Historic League 1 Cup draw to be held live on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio and hosted by Coventry Bears


The draw for the first round of the 2015 League 1 Cup will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire on Friday December 5 between 6.45pm and 7.00pm.

The draw sees the 14 Kingstone Press League 1 clubs join Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League teams West Hull and East Leeds in the bag from which eight ties to be played over the weekend of February 28-March 1 2015 will be selected.,

Rugby League fans around the country can listen to the draw as it happens live on the BBC iPlayer by visiting

Full list of participating clubs:

1.     Barrow Raiders

2.     Coventry Bears

3.     East Leeds

4.     Gateshead Thunder

5.     Hemel Stags

6.     Keighley Cougars

7.     London Skolars

8.     North Wales Crusaders

9.     Oldham RLFC

10.  Oxford RLFC

11.  Rochdale Hornets

12.  South Wales Scorpions

13.  Swinton Lions

14.  University of Gloucester All Golds

15.  West Hull

16.  York City Knights

Coventry Bears Managing Director Alan Robinson commented on the announcement:

“This is fantastic opportunity for us to promote Coventry Bears and Rugby League with a prime spot on the BBC. CWR have always been very supportive of us locally and I am delighted to be able to be part of such a prestigious event. This League 1 cup game will be our first outing as a semi-professional club and I can’t wait to see what the draw holds for us. I am hoping this exposure can also give us a boost as we look to showcase the club to new potential sponsors and fans."

The first round ties will be played over the weekend of February 28 – March 1 2015.

Tickets for the 2015 League 1 Cup final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool as part of the Summer Bash on Saturday May 23 cost from as little as £10 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting

Alan Robinson