Holy Name Cookridge Year 5 take part in the opening of the Emerald Headingley Stadium

The city-wide Community Engagement Day including 30 schools took place on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Photo: Year 5 take to the field

Photo: Year 5 take to the field

As part of the Community Engagement Day, children had the chance to emulate their sporting heroes and step on to the hallowed turf of both the cricket and rugby pitches at Emerald Headingley.

Representatives from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, who engage and work closely with thousands of young people in communities across Leeds each year, provided a range of fun coaching sessions to Key Stage Two pupils as well as disability focused events.

As part of the day, a special ceremony was held to mark the official opening of the newly completed £45 million redevelopment of Emerald Headingley Stadium. The stadium is a top-class venue to watch world-class cricket and rugby.