A worthwhile ‘train-ing’ exercise for grassroots clubs

I’m sure that grassroots clubs around the land will have taken due note of the fantastic opportunity afforded by the rail travel company Northern to…

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NCL fixtures spark excitement, but social media less so

It was quite exciting to receive, last weekend, draft fixtures for the 2021 National Conference League season. In line with a request by the NCL’s…

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National Conference League season to start on Saturday 22 May

The 2021 National Conference League season will get underway on Saturday 22 May, in line with the Government’s roadmap for the return of grassroots sport,…

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National Conference League waiting game is nearly over

Talking Grassroots with Phil Hodgson of League Express Details of the 2021 National Conference League season, and exactly what format it will take in the…

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Grassroots rugby on the road to recovery

The imminent return to action is music to the ears of League Express grassroots rugby correspondent Phil Hodgson  “Roadmaps revive an old story.” So sang…

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Talking Grass Roots: Return plans gather pace

At the same time as readers set about enjoying their League Express over a bowl of cereal or possibly a bacon butty last Monday morning,…

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Community Rugby League given roadmap for a return

Community and social Rugby League are set to return from Monday 29 March – 12 months since the Coronavirus outbreak led to the suspension of…

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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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