NEXT month will be the 40th anniversary since a Warrington Schoolboys under 11s rugby league team first played at Wembley in the Challenge Cup curtain-raiser.

The town's representative side drew 5-5 with Hunslet prior to the Humberside derby State Express Challenge Cup Final between Hull and Hull Kingston Rovers in 1980, playing in front of more than 90,000 fans.

Warrington Guardian:

We'd like to hear from as many of the 18 boys involved as possible, and their parents and family members, too, who filled a coach to support the youngsters in their once-in-a-lifetime experience and spent months fundraising to ensure a wonderful time was had by all.

For the players, let us know your memories of that incredible weekend in London - from the mayor's send-off at Beamont Junior School, to the big occasion at Wembley the following day as well as the night out in the West End.

Warrington Guardian:

We'd love to see your pictures of the trip or of any memorabilia you may have saved.

And we'd like to know about your life now - do you still live in Warrington, do you have your own family, what is your occupation?

Warrington Guardian:

(Please note the printing error at the time, the first named boy should be Stephen Ellison)

Send details to Warrington Guardian sports editor Mike Parsons, who was one of the 18 boys who made history and enjoyed that unforgettable occasion, via email:

We will publish a special feature with the words and pictures that are provided.