The Cowbell Army is famed for its vocal support of Huddersfield Giants.
But it seems the singers backing Paul Anderson’s men are a little backward at coming forward to show off their singing prowess.
Organisers of a contest to put together a Rugby League choir for the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley still haven’t had any applications from Giants fans!
And they say time is running out for the fans to get an application in for the Rugby League Challenge Cup Fans Choir, launched BBC’s Songs of Praise.
The choir will lead a capacity crowd of over 80,000 at Wembley in a stirring rendition of ‘Abide With Me’ before the final on Saturday, August 27.
The singers will be selected from fans who have an uplifting, exciting or imaginative tale about supporting their team.
The deadline is June 12 and organisers stress it’s the stories about supporting your club that matter – you don’t necessarily have to be a good singer.
Sound of Music star Connie Fisher has joined the judging panel that will decide the 32 winners who will go on to appear at Wembley. Other judges the popular singer and Songs of Praise presenter Aled Jones, the Leeds Rhinos and England international player Jamie Jones Buchanan, the popular BBC Sport rugby league presenters Ray French and Tanya Arnold and Lizzie Jones. Lizzie sang before last year’s final in memory of her husband, the former professional Rugby League player Danny Jones.
Matthew Napier, Songs of Praise Series Producer, said: “We know Rugby League fans are some of the most passionate sports fans out there.
“So whether you spend your time cheering St Helens in the stands at Langtree Park, or trekking up and down the motorway to support the London Skolars, we want to hear your uplifting and unusual stories about supporting your club and why you think you deserve a place representing your team in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Fans’ Choir.”
To enter the competition you need to download and fill in the entry form and return to email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post: Rugby League Challenge Cup Fans Choir Competition c/o Songs of Praise, 1st Floor, Dock House, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2LH.