Published: 11:23, 14 December 2012
The London Broncos will be returning to Gillingham next year.
Gillingham Football Club’s Priestfield Stadium will play host to the Super League side on Saturday, June 8.
The Broncos are based at Twickenham’s Stoop but enjoyed a one-off trip to Priestfield last summer, for their match against Hull FC.
This time their opponents in Kent will be Super League Grand Finalists Warrington Wolves.
Gills chairman Paul Scally said: “I am delighted that we are able to welcome the London Broncos back to Priestfield next summer. It will be a great sporting occasion and I hope that as many Kent Rugby fans as possible will turn out to support them.”
Medway have a growing rugby league fan-base, helped largely by the success of the Medway Dragons, who are based at The Garrison Stadium in Gillingham.
Broncos are keen for the ‘on the road’ matches to raise the sport and club’s profile and their chief executive Gus Mackay said: “We are pleased to be taking the game back to Gillingham to build on last season’s on the road game at the Priestfield stadium.”
The game against Hull FC, in May, attracted a crowd of 3,930 – one of the London club’s best of the season.
Mackay added: “We hope that this year’s game will attract an even bigger attendance and that we attract further supporters from Kent.”