28th July 2017, 10:47
North Wales Buccs Masters take to the field on Saturday in Colwyn Bay
Big weekend in North Wales includes double header for Crusaders on Sunday.
North Wales Buccaneers Masters kick-off a weekend of Rugby League in North Wales this Saturday when face Leyland Warriors at Colwyn Bay RFC (kick-off 2pm). All are welcome to come down and watch.
North Wales community manager Mark Parry is looking forward to the game.
"I am playing Masters," he said. "I played open age four week ago as we were short. It was the first game I'd played since I retired five years ago. I'm now looking forward to this event."
Masters Rugby League is played by those aged 35 and over.
It is strictly a social version of the sport and the rules are slightly modified to cater for the older player.
There are no winners, no champions and no cup finals - Masters is about is all about the spirit of the game.
The most important rule is: "everyone has to buy a drink for their opposite number!"
Sunday then sees a double header of matches at North Wales Crusaders as they start their League 1 Shield campaign at Queensway in Wrexham in pole position.
The Crusaders take on London Skolars (kick-off 2.30pm) with their under 18s preceding as they host Chorley Panthers (kick-off 11am).
It's all been marketed as a community day with free entry for NHS, Armed Forces and children aged under 16.