Talking Grassroots: Lighting up the gloom

It’s rather rare, currently, to come across unadulterated good news in these troubled coronavirus-dominated times, but two such stories popped my way last week –…

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Grassroots: Back into hibernation again

One of my first thoughts when listening with the rest of the nation to Boris Johnson’s statement on Saturday evening was “it looks like this…

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Ghana association recommended for affiliate membership

The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) board has recommended Ghana to be upgraded from Observer to Affiliate member status to the International Rugby League (IRL)…

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Talking Grass Roots: Return to action prompts pause for thought

The Rugby Football League’s ‘Return to Action’ plan got off to a flying start on the weekend of 17/18 October when something like 200 youth…

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A secret worth keeping

The photo above, also appearing in the pages of this week’s League Express of young players enjoying their first taste of amateur Rugby League for…

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Friendlies firing up again, at last!

There’s a beautiful sight to behold in the amateur pages of this week’s Rugby Leaguer & League Express. No, I’m not referring to the photo…

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Local knowledge vital to aid return to action

The Rugby Football League spent the latter part of last week, and will be busy over the next few days, working through lists of teams…

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Rockets boosting North East progress

These may be quiet times in terms of on-field action in amateur Rugby League – but you can certainly rely on those enthusiastic folk in…

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Confusion the only certainty at grassroots

What are the chances of any amateur Rugby League games being played during October and November, as the Rugby Football League hopes? “Who can say?”…

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Another BARLA thriller in store for grass roots fans!

Tomorrow’s featured game in BARLA’s You Tube series of major matches is the 2012 Under 16s National Cup Final between Bold Miners of St Helens…

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