RUGBY league fans in York can now register their interest in signing up as a volunteer for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The tournament will take place between October and November in 2021 with the new York Community Stadium being selected as one of the venues that will host the matches. At the start of this year, it was announced that the York Community Stadium would host both semi-finals of the women’s competition as well as a game in the women’s group stage.

The World Cup will encompass men’s, women’s and wheelchair matches with tournament organisers expecting to pull in a record number of volunteers.

By visiting the World Cup’s official website, rugby league fans can register their interest in becoming a volunteer.

By doing so, fans can also send in proposals for the official title of the RLWC2021 volunteer team.

The deadline for submissions is on Wednesday, December 18 (11.59pm).

The top suggestions will be put to a public vote in the new year with the person responsible for coming up with the winning name receiving a pair of VIP tickets to the men’s tournament opener at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

The volunteer team will form an essential part of RLWC2021, undertaking a number of crucial roles to ensure a smooth delivery and enjoyable matchday experience for everyone involved.

There will be a range of volunteer roles available across a number of functional areas, including spectator services, team liaison and hospitality.

Jon Dutton, the RLWC2021 chief executive, outlined the “vital” part that

“Volunteers will be the backbone of what will become the biggest Rugby League World Cup ever,” said RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton.

“Previous global events have shown just how integral volunteers are to the smooth running of a tournament.

“Our volunteers will be the first faces people see when they arrive at stadiums and train stations up and down the country so it’s vital they get a warm welcome.

“There will be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved both in 2020 and 2021.

“I look forward to welcoming people from all backgrounds and experiences to the team.”

To register your interest in joining the RLWC2021 volunteer team and submit your entry to name the team, visit