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The London Skolars are a professional rugby league club who are based in the Haringey borough of North London.
The club were formed back in 1995 and turned professional in 2003 but things have been up and down for the club since then.
As a club based well away from the sports heartlands and with only a small but dedicated fan base, it can be a struggle to find news relating to the club.
No matter how big the story is, the chances are that no national media will cover it and even local media will often overlook the premier rugby league team based in north London.
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The club play at the small New River Stadium, also known as the White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre, which is the north London borough of Haringey.
The stadium features 1 main grandstand with seating for around 1,000 spectators and has an overall capacity of around 5,000.
The stadium is around a 15 walk from the high street of Wood Green and from the nearest tube station and around a 25-30 minute walk from the nearest train stations at Alexandra Palace (east coast mainline) for trains to Moorgate and King’s Cross and the White Hart Lane station for trains to Liverpool Street.
The club were established as an amateur side for former university rugby league players to continue to play the 13-player code in a region dominated by the 15-player code.
Things soon changed to become an ‘open’ club open to all and they changed their name form the Student Rugby League Old Boys to the London Skolars- a playful nod to their academic days.
The Skolars history goes back to 1995 when Ian McNeil set up an amateur side for locally based former student players to continue competitive rugby league in the capital.
In the early days of the clubs existence, they shared a home stadium with Hackney RFC and were called the Student Rugby League Old Boys.
They became a founding member of the Southern Conference League and changed their name to the North London Skolars in time for a successful campaign where they won the inaugural competition.
In 1997, they moved to their current home ground of the New River Stadium and joined the National Conference League.
In 1998, the club became the first amateur side to host a touring Russian side when they played Strella XIII and in 1999, they became the first amateur side to tour Russia.
The 2000 season was an impressive one for the club as the first team won the Rugby League Conference and the 2nd team won the London League.
They would win the London League again in 2001 and that all helped them join the professional ranks and in doing so became the first amateur side to step up in over 80 years.
In there first season in the 3rd tier, they finished bottom but showed improvement in 2004.
In 2004, the dropped ‘North’ from their name to become the London Skolars and in 2005, they employed there first ever full-time head coach- Latham Tawhai.
In 2013, the club finished 4th in the league and qualified for the play-offs for the first time, although they were knock-out in the semi-finals.
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