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Union giving 10,000 to state schools who start RU teams

22 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

I read an article in 21st October's Independent about the RU trying to get 750 state schools playing RU and they will each get 10,000 pounds, training, equipment and expertise.

 

Not only that but at Eccles RU club, in RL heartland territory, Prince Harry turned up to promote this programme.

 

I have two questions abut this.

 

1. How can a sport be given access to promote itself in state schools and are other sports given equal opportunity ?

 

2. As Harry is on the public payroll is he going to promote the RL's school tournament to show his impartiality as befits a Royal. ?

 

In any event this is a serious threat to RL in schools. Why would any school enter the RL school tournament when they can get 10,000 for dabbling in RU ?

 

Does anyone else on here think it's a threat to out game ?