A pair of well-known guests from the world of rugby league will speak at the next event organised by Workington Town’s Vice-Presidents.

Nigel Wood, the ex-CEO of the Rugby Football League and now chairman to the Rugby League International Federation, and Adam Fogerty, a former professional boxer and rugby league player who then turned to acting, will speak in the Tom Mitchell Lounge at the club’s Derwent Park home on Friday, with the event set to start at 7.30pm.

Wood has had a life-long association with rugby league, as a player for Bradford and Halifax at junior level and later as CEO at Halifax, director then chief executive at Super League Europe and chief executive of the RFL.

He was also the tournament director for the successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup, which included two fixtures at Derwent Park as Scotland took on Tonga and Italy.

In May 2014 he took on his current role.

Fogerty moved into rugby after starting a career in boxing and played for St Helens, Halifax and Warrington Wolves, enjoying his most notable spell with Saints which included winning the Super League Championship.

He also took up acting and featured in roles in Shooting Fish, Mean Machine, Played and Snatch.

The event is advertised as a unique opportunity to see two of the sport’s big personalities who will have interesting stories to tell and will be happy to answer questions.

A meal and a raffle will also be included on the night.

Workington Town VPs’ Tony Boyd said: “This is a Vice-Presidents event but there are some places available for anyone else interested in attending on a first come basis.”

Tickets are £15 and can be booked by calling Mr Boyd on 07850 552229.