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After the RFL pulled the plug on funding development officers in the Doncaster & district area ex-Doncaster RLFC development officer Martin Rowlands took it on his own back to find funding to continue in part some of the magnificent work he and his colleague's had been doing.

 

http://www.doncasterrugbyleague.co.uk/article.php?id=11812

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Well done.

We've had the best part of £25,000 in funding since we started from commercial and grant income, almost all of which we have ploughed into development with the help of the RFL. In just 5 years we have generated international players at U18 and student levels, several with pro/academy contracts and multiple scholarship players. Other Midlands clubs have done the same.

Now, we have had to scale back significantly but we will still plough on. Fortunately we are close enough to the heartlands to enable us to tap into games and leagues in Yorkshire. I am concerned about the implosion of junior competitions in the Midlands that seems to be occurring since the RFL pulled out.

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Well done.

We've had the best part of £25,000 in funding since we started from commercial and grant income, almost all of which we have ploughed into development with the help of the RFL. In just 5 years we have generated international players at U18 and student levels, several with pro/academy contracts and multiple scholarship players. Other Midlands clubs have done the same.

Now, we have had to scale back significantly but we will still plough on. Fortunately we are close enough to the heartlands to enable us to tap into games and leagues in Yorkshire. I am concerned about the implosion of junior competitions in the Midlands that seems to be occurring since the RFL pulled out.

Tim, That's just an indication where the RFL have their priorities, all their chopping and changing's are such short sighted that it's destroying the game and instead of building foundations their only concern is the elite end of the game and that again has been shown with their latest announcement of dropping the Super League down to 12 clubs.

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Now, we have had to scale back significantly but we will still plough on. Fortunately we are close enough to the heartlands to enable us to tap into games and leagues in Yorkshire. I am concerned about the implosion of junior competitions in the Midlands that seems to be occurring since the RFL pulled out.

 

It was interesting to see which RFL positions appeared to remain and why the front line coaches were the first to go. I think that is in correlation with the implosion of juniors in the Midlands. 

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