Wingham Park

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Wingham Park
Location Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand
Coordinates 42°26′18″S 171°13′48″E / 42.43828125°S 171.230131386°E / -42.43828125; 171.230131386Coordinates: 42°26′18″S 171°13′48″E / 42.43828125°S 171.230131386°E / -42.43828125; 171.230131386
Owner West Coast Rugby League
Capacity 4000
Tenants
West Coast Chargers

Wingham Park is a rugby league stadium in Greymouth, New Zealand. The ground is owned by the West Coast Rugby League.

History[edit]

Wingham Park is the home of rugby league on the West Coast and hosts the West Coast Rugby League grand final each year. It has hosted one test match, New Zealand against Great Britain in 1954. It is the smallest rugby league test venue in the world, holding 4000 people.[1]

In 2006 the ground hosted the New Zealand Kiwis again when they played the New Zealand Residents.[2]

In 2011 the ground hosted the New Zealand Warriors where they played the Newcastle Knights in a National Rugby League warm up match. The game served as a fundraiser for the region after the Pike River Mine disaster.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Coast rugby league celebrates 100 years". stuff.co.nz. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Four Bulls make Residents, The Press, 30 October 2006
  3. ^ "NRL: Warriors to star in West Coast charity match". The New Zealand Herald. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Warriors to play charity match in Greymouth". Stuff.co.nz. NZPA. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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