The engage Super League season reached its finale at Old Trafford last Saturday night (15th October) with Bradford Bulls crowned the 2005 champions. The conclusion to the season also marks a new starting point for Harlequins Rugby League Club, which is now officially up and running.
Harlequins RL headquarters is based at the new Twickenham Stoop with partners NEC Harlequins, and the two clubs will share training facilities at the Roehampton base.
Quins plan to launch a new website housing both codes in January. In the interim, rugby league news will soon be found on a special mini-site here at www.quins.co.uk.
On a marketing and development front, there are some bold new plans in place for Harlequins Rugby League and there have already been some very positive signs according to Harlequins RL Chief Executive Nic Cartwright: "We offered London Broncos season ticket holders a very good early incentive for 2006 and it was supported very well indeed."
"We're well on track with our planning and the early signs are very good. In fact we are ahead of last year's figures in terms of season ticket sales, which is really encouraging."
The reaction from NEC Harlequins supporters has also been very positive since the new partnership was announced with 'dual' season tickets launched this week.
An NEC Harlequins adult season ticket together with a Harlequins Rugby League season ticket can be obtained from as little as £149!
NEC Harlequins season ticket holders can purchase an adult Harlequins Rugby League season ticket for as little as £50.
Mark Evans, Chief Executive of NEC Harlequins, expects the special offer to be well received: "It's a great deal and I think the take up will be very good."
"Our season ticket holders also have the option to keep their own seat for all games across both codes and this is another benefit from the dual deal."
For information about Harlequins Rugby League season tickets, then please call the Quins ticket office on 020 8410 6000.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.