Later this month I'm moving to the UK for 12 months on a working holiday. As a massive RL and SL fan, I am keen to live somewhere in the North that has a SL team I can follow.
Which RL city / town would be the best for an Aussie on a working holiday to live in? Obviously I'd want somewhere with decent job prospects, But importantly also have a good RL culture. I plan on adopting the local team as my own.
Any advice from you guys would be much appreciated
Some advice for free, Firstly try the London Suburbs to live in not the north, there are lots of Aussies and Kiwis in Greater London but few and far between in the north, Plus you can pick up TNT (Aussuie expat free mag) not available in the north.AFAIK.
Secondly, London has THE LONDON BRONCOS and Craig Gower with his missus Lady Luck herself, for top line RL.
Thirdly, the UK unlike Australia does not suffer from the tyranny of distance. Many northern clubs play on a Sunday and are about 3 hours by Public Transport direct from London so it's not out of the question to go up for the day.
Fourth point - As many from the Antipodes will tell you the North of England even in summer is Chill-I and an added problem experienced by Aussies is the northern accent. Remember just how unintelligible Shaun Edwards was during his learning experience under Wayne Bennett on the Broncos Staff or how Players srtuggled to understand Russell Smith's accent when refereeing in the NRL. London of course is where your nations dialect originated mate !.
Stay in the south during your OE Goldcoaster, you know it makes sense