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1st Annual International Club Challenge hits Paradise Coast as the Copperheads battle the Wombats

Naples, Fla. (September 9, 2022) — On Friday, September 9, the Copperheads Rugby

League Football Club (RLFC) will host the Coogee Randwick Wombats, an Australian rugby

league football team, in the International Club Challenge.

The International Club Challenge will be played on the Copperheads’ home field at Paradise

Our visitors hail from Coogee, New South Wales, and Randwick, New South Wales (a suburb of south-central Sydney), the Wombats play in the New South Wales Rugby League (NWSRL) Competition.

“We are excited for the opportunity to play the Coogee Wombats and see which team has

what it takes to win the International Club Challenge,” said Curtis Goddard, Copperheads

RLFC Chief Executive Officer. “As always, we appreciate the enthusiasm and support from all

our sponsors and fans and welcome the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce's non-profit

Leadership Collier Foundation to the Copperheads family. Every ticket sold with the code

ALC22 will get 50% of the ticket revenue for their worthy cause. Remember, to all of our

weather enthusiasts, all seats higher than Section I stay dry. We look forward to seeing

everyone at Paradise Coast Sports Complex for this exciting game.”

Fans are urged to wear white after Labor Day in support of the Copperheads. If you don't have a good white shirt, 50 Limited Edition Commemorative dryfit shirts will be available for purchase at the gate for $20 for the whiteout event. The designs will also serve to pay homage to our top five sponsors this season so arrive early to secure your favorite.

By wearing white you'll get $2 OFF Corona ($4) at The Stadium plus The Cove at the post-game rugby social where you will meet the players, get autographs, and be entertained by a Live DJ for Latin Nights.

Gates open at 6:00p.m. EDT with kickoff at 7:00p.m. with the rugby social starting at 9:00p.m. EDT.

More information about rugby league is available by watching The Rules of Rugby League -

Tickets for the International Club Challenge are available online at https:/ /

Kids under age 12 are FREE. General Admission is $10, reserved seating is $20, and the Party Deck Suite add-on is an additional $40 ticket upgrade per person, allowing fans access to the air-conditioned suite, its buffet, and cash bar access for the duration of the event. The VIP food and beverage experience on the party deck includes drink specials including four-dollar Coronas ($2-OFF) if wearing white, a full selection at the private bar, and a buffet to include a taco bar with various accouterments.

The Copperheads RLFC is sponsored by Encore Cabinets & Design, KAM Concrete, Booty

About Copperheads Rugby League Football Club (RLFC)

The Copperheads are a men’s rugby league team based in Naples, Florida, since 2018 and playing at the new $35 million Paradise Coast Sports Complex, at 3565 City Gate Blvd. South, Naples, FL 34117. In the 2022 season, the Copperheads RLFC announced a partnership with the UK-based Salford Red Devils Super League team to support the club's ongoing development, both on- and off-field, as it continues to help grow the sport’s popularity. Each season, top Copperheads players have the potential to train-on with the Red Devils, creating competition and mentorship on the Southwest Florida side and a route for top players to get to play, train and develop in England.

For more information, visit and follow the team on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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