James Burke Foundation powers on thanks to his mum

Damon Cooper writes about the efforts being made to commemorate the life of his former Student Rugby League team-mate James Burke, who took his own…

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Stress test for grassroots volunteers

The announcement this week by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, may offer a clue as to when amateur Rugby League players can aim to return…

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Talking Grass Roots: Safety first

“It’s the right thing to do.” So concluded the Rugby Football League’s head of medical and integrity officer Laura Fairbank when I chatted with her…

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Albania RL set for recognition and growth

Albania Rugby League is set for a period of expansion after being invited to outline their plans to the country’s president, Ilir Meta, at the…

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Talking Grassroots: Bath time in Spain

Time was, certainly before the launch of the Pennine League in the early 1970s, which was followed by the National Conference League (then known as…

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Talking Grass Roots: United We Stand

Sport England’s ‘Uniting the Movement’ initiative, which was announced last week, is undoubtedly to be welcomed. The ten-year ‘vision’, it seems to me, is pretty…

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Talking Grass Roots: What’s the state of play?

How are amateur Rugby League clubs faring as the coronavirus lockdown at the grass roots approaches (if we ignore a few ‘pilot’ games last autumn)…

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Academy gets a starting date

Academy Rugby League players will be able to return to training in March. League Express understands training has been permitted from March 8th, with a…

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Talking Grass Roots: Weathering the storm

A regular theme in this column at this time of the year, certainly during the winter era but also following the switch of most amateur…

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Latest round of World Cup grants announced

More than 30 Rugby League clubs, schools and community organisations from across England are the latest beneficiaries of small grants from the RLWC2021 CreatedBy programme….

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