The mayor made an announcement this afternoon that confirmed Whitehaven rugby league club WILL be a host club for the 2013 rugby league world cup.
They will host Scotland in their group games against Tonga and Italy
There were a number of the Scottish team at the announcement. Patrick Couper has played for Whitehaven before he said:
The Scotland Captain, Andrew Henderson, said he was hoping the venue would attract plenty of support:
Barry Richardson, Whitehaven Chairman said he hoped the games will leave a lasting legacy:
The games will be hosted in a new £5.5m community sports stadium which will be built close to the existing site.