2nd November 2017, 13:17 | community

New Group to Support and Inspire in West Cumbria

New Group to Support and Inspire in West Cumbria

The new West Cumbria Rugby League Community Group is set to deliver Rugby League in schools and a range of activities inspired by Rugby League.

The Group has been set up with the support of Whitehaven RLFC and Workington Town, with the aim of enhancing the relationships between both professional Rugby League Clubs in West Cumbria and the grassroots clubs in both Allerdale and Copeland, as well as the whole community.

Activities delivered by the Group will include Rugby League and other physical activity initiatives; and in future will also include health, educational, social inclusion and cohesion projects and other community related activities that contribute to enriching the lives of the community of supporters and their families and neighbours, and all who live in the local authorities of Copeland and Allerdale.

All activities will use the inspiration of Rugby League to support and engage the wider community.

Tom Brindle is Sustainable Clubs and Foundations Manager at the Rugby Football League. "This is great news for community Rugby League in the area, for schools, and the whole community.

"The Rugby Football League will support the new group in sourcing new funding and creating new partnerships. We fully support the aims of more children and young people playing the sport, more people watching both Whitehaven and Workington, and more people understanding the significant role that Rugby League plays right across the wider community in West Cumbria.

"Whether you're a player, a volunteer, a parent, a teacher, a fan, a business or community group – Rugby League in West Cumbria has something for you."

The Rugby Football League is funding the Group to deliver its children's participation programme - Sky Try.