Summer can't be blamed for the problems of the game. Look at the number of clubs gone from the Pennine league this season if you don't believe me.
The RFL don't do enough for the amateur game but their resources are spread much more thinly with the cuts in funding. The RFU don't even fund clubs below the Championship these days though so it's not a rugby league issue. The criticism that should be directed at the RFL is the U16s scholarship programme which is very damaging to the youth game.
There are changes in attitudes from players and the game needs to adapt to accept this fact and be less ideological. The game isn't big enough to be split and summer is the accepted view of the vast majority of the game even within Yorkshire (once juniors are thrown in) so with that being the case we need to make summer work rather than ranting about it. If players want to move to bigger clubs we need to ensure the bigger clubs run 2nd and 3rd teams to keep everyone involved. There's a large supply of players of higher end NCL standard sat not being picked by Championship and League 1 sides. If we spread them thinly (no more than 3 per club) we could provide players a place to play, strengthen the league and release the players currently in Championship U23 to the NCL. Better than sticking to 1970s ideological attitudes
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