LEEDS – Our City We asked the children at our school to consider the question “What does Leeds mean to me?” Here are some of their ideas…
Leeds Carnegie – Rugby Union • They share a stadium with the other rugby team in Leeds • They are currently third in the championship • They have a mascot called Terry the Tyke - he’s a dog • They won the Powergen Cup in 2005. It was played at Twickenham – the home of English Rugby Union • One of their players used to play in France for Toulon – Damien Tussac
Leeds Rhinos – Rugby League • In 2012 they won the Rugby Superleague Grand Final • Their colours are blue and amber • They have a mascot called Ronnie - he’s a rhino – and he came to Calverley Parkside School • Our favourite players are; Ryan Hall, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Rob Burrow • Leeds Rhinos are one of the best supported Rugby League Clubs in the world
Yorkshire Cricket Club • The cricket ground is next to the rugby stadium in Headingley • The club was founded in 1863 • The ground is also used for England matches • Some famous players are Fred Truman, Geoffrey Boycott, Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow • You used to have to be born in Yorkshire to play for them, but now they allow overseas players • They are the most successful county cricket side, with over thirty (30!) Championship wins.
Some of us went on a tour around the ground recently and had a training session with a coach – it was great!
The ‘grand depart’ of this year’s Tour de France begins in Leeds this summer.
Some Famous People from Leeds • Nicola Adams (Olympic Boxer) • Brownlee brothers (Olympic Triathlon champions) • Leigh Francis (aka Keith Lemon) • Matthew Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom) • James Milner (Manchester City footballer) • Marco Pierre White (Celebrity Chef) • Damien Hirst (Artist) • David Stone (Paralympian)