The 2013 Armed Forces Rugby League World Cup will take place at Colchester Barracks, hosted by 16 Air Assault Brigade.

Five teams will contest the tournament, with champions Great Britain hosting Australia and New Zealand alongside debutants Russia and Serbia.

The significance of Russian and Serbia’s involvement in the tournament is of political significance and demonstrates that sport can overcome political division.Armed Forces World Cup

The middle weekend of the tournament links up with the annual military festival in Colchester, which will bring extra razzmatazz to the excitement on offer on the pitch, with the final taking place a week later on Saturday 13th July.

Tickets for the Armed Forces group stages and Final are free of charge and there is no need to book in advance. The venue is Colchester Garrison Sports Stadium, Colcester, Essex, CO2 7SW

The Military Festival takes place during the middle weekend of the tournament which will be an amazing experience, including the Red Arrows, Military displays and of course Rugby League!

State of Mind will have the privilege and honour of attending the training camp in June in Portsmouth to deliver the State of Mind session to the squad.