Read Tim's post about professional clubs taking amateur players to fill a team sheet, Many are Pennine players including Dean & Shaun Roberts, Tom Holt and Alex Palmer has just signed pro from a Pennine 1st division side (All Doncaster Toll Bar Pennine division 1) You can add two Bentley Good Companions players to that list as well Scotty Smith and Sean Richards, also been told they lost a good few players to NCL clubs because they wanted to play at a higher standard, this had the hallam side travelling to Nottingham with 16 players because it was played on a Thursday night, out of the 16 the oldest player was Scott smith 23 followed Tom holt 22, Sean Richards, Mitch Vincent, Jordan parry and Shaun Roberts all 21 the rest of the squad we're either 17 or 18 year olds, My source has also told me every thing isn't as rosy as it appears, he said a lot of the side are talking of just playing winter next season.
One of the issues with CLS is the dual reg piece. Dual reg in my opinion should not be allowed at any level.
Dual reg players strengthen a team in the short term, give them illusions of grandeur and then eventually those players go and your left with half a team as original players have left. Bristol seem a good example as do Oxford and Sheffield, well, I'm not quite sure what they get out of CLS. Valley Cougars are equally a different side without dual reg players.