Rugby League World Cup Partners Unicef UK
By Shantanu Srivastav | June 20, 2018
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 has named Unicef UK as their official charity of the tournament.
The partnership will use the power of the sport to raise awareness and funds for the programme’s work protecting children in danger around the world.
Unicef UK will work closely with tournament partners to deliver core messages and engagement to a global audience, as well as raising funds for projects supporting kids in the UK and internationally.
Jon Dutton, 2021’s Chief Executive, said: “Working with Unicef UK will give the sport a powerful platform to help improve economic and social well-being. Unicef is a true global brand and we welcome them to the Rugby League World Cup family who will embrace their goals and programmes with open arms.
“We are looking forward to working together with Unicef UK on this innovative and powerful partnership to connect with the global Rugby League community. This work, alongside our burgeoning relationship with Rugby League Cares, will help ensure that the Rugby League World Cup 2021 leaves an impactful legacy.”
Unicef’s UK Chief Operating Officer, Mark Devlin, added: “Sport has the unique ability to unite and inspire people, which is why our sporting partners are so important to us. They allow us to use the power of sport to shine a light on children’s rights and raise awareness about the challenges that children are facing in the UK and all around the world.
“We are incredibly proud to be the official charity partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and looking forward to working closely with them to raise vital funds for Unicef’s work to help children right here in the UK and those in danger around the world.”