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 - hes 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 - hes 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 years 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)