Copperheads Rugby League Football Club to host Sept. 9 International Club Challenge against Australia’s Coogee Wombats

Friday, September 9, 2022

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 Coast Sports Complex, 3565 City Gate Blvd. South in Naples. Fans are urged to wear white in support of the Copperheads. Commemorative shirts will be available for purchase at the gate. Gates open at 6:00p.m. EDT with kickoff at 7:00p.m. EDT. 

Based in 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 of our sponsors and fans and we 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. For all of our weather enthusiasts out there, remember all seats higher than Section I stay dry. We look forward to seeing everyone at Paradise Coast Sports Complex for this exciting game.”

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Tickets for the International Club Challenge are available online at Kids under age 12 are free. General Admission is $10, reserved seating is $20 and the Party Deck Suite add-on is a $40 ticket upgrade per person which allows 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 and a full selection at the private bar, and buffet to include a taco bar with various accouterments. 

The Copperheads RLFC is sponsored by Encore Cabinets & Design, KAM Concrete, Booty Builder, Estero Bay Chevrolet and Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center.

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, 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 ongoing development of the club, 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.