Workington Town Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)
This Sunday, the Cougars travel to Derwent Park to take on the Workington Town in Round Five of the Kingstone Press Championship looking to build further momentum on the back of the 42-0 victory over Wath Brow Hornets. Here is all you need to know if you’re planning on following the Cougars this Sunday:
Adult – £15 Grandstand, £14 Ground
Concession – £10
Under 16 -£4
Wheelchair & Carer – £10
Workington Town currently ply their trade at Derwent Park, a venue which hosted two of Scotland’s group games at the Rugby League World Cup, and has been the clubs home since there move from Borough Park in 1956.
The venue has hosted three Rugby League World Cup fixtures since the addition of floodlights to the venue in 1990. In the 2013 World Cup the ground hosted Scotland’s dramatic last gasp 26-24 victory over Tonga and thrilling 30-30 draw with Italy, and in the 2000 edition of the tournament hosted Samoa’s 21-16 victory over Aotearoa Maori.
Those with bad eyesight may need some glasses or binoculars to view the game as the pitch is surrounded by a speedway track. This is due to the ground being shared with the town’s Speedway team, the Workington Comets.
WHERE TO DRINK:
The main bar at Derwent Park is the Gus Risman Bar under the main stand, this bar provides full bar service with a selection of beers wines and spirits. This bar is accessible from both within the ground and from the car park. There is often pre-match and after match entertainment provided (contact the club for details for a particular match). The Gus Risman Bar opens approximately 90 minutes before kick off on match days only.
The Rough & Ready Bar is situated at the south end of the popular side stand. This bar sells beer, lager and cider, with a limited selection of soft drinks only. This bar opens approximately 30 minutes before kick off on match days only.
WHERE TO PARK:
The main car park outside the main stand at Derwent Park can accommodate up to 250 cars on match day. There is also a smaller car park situated at the back of the ground.
BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: CA14 2HG
SUGGESTED ROUTE: (118 miles, 2hr 32 min)
From Cougar Park, Head east on Royd Ings Ave toward Alston Rd.
Turn right onto Alston Rd.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Hardings Rd/A650.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A629. Go through three roundabouts.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A65. Go through two roundabouts.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A590.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M6 ramp to Penrith/North Lakes.
Merge onto M6.
At junction 40, take the A66 exit to Penrith/Workington/Brough.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A66. Go through six roundabouts.
Turn right onto Bridge St/A596. Continue to follow A596, going through one roundabout.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Trinity Dr/A597.
Exit the roundabout onto Trinity Dr/A597. Continue to follow A597.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit. Derwent Park will be on your left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Unfortunately, there is no trains following the game this Sunday. Therefore it is advised you either contact Gary and book onto the supporters coach or travel by car.