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  1. London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward is happy to be playing behind closed doors games at the clubs First Team Training venue Rosslyn Park and described it as a “big advantage” whilst speaking to Broncos media on Sunday.

     

    The Club have had to keep information of the venue for behind closed doors games under wraps for some time due to the Covid approval process implemented by the RFL which included approval from the local Council for Rosslyn Park but Ward was just pleased to have it sorted and his wish to play at the South West London facility.

     He said “It can only be a positive for us to be able to play there. It is our training pitch and our first team base, so to be able to play on this surface could be a big advantage for us.”

     

    As the club build towards their first competitive game for over a year Ward was content with how Pre-Season had gone, despite the obvious restrictions, and was looking forward to starting with a Betfred Challenge Cup tie.

     Ward said “It’s been really good, we’ve been building each week, increasing intensity and putting the boys under pressure and we are seeing improvements right across the park. The boys are just itching to get out there and play, nothing comes close to playing competitive matches, and there is nothing better than a cup game to start with.”

     

    Our opponents in the Cup, Keighley, have had the benefit of a competitive run out this weekend when they faced Bradford in a friendly, watched by Ward, but despite seeing a positive performance from the Cougars the Broncos Head Coach said nothing had changed for him by viewing on Saturday.

     He said “I watched the Keighley game and it is great to have Our League to be able to watch games at the moment,  I have said previously that they will be one of the top sides in League 1 this year and they showed that.”  Ward added “We will be focusing on ourselves, not the opposition, it’s about our style of play, the basic principles and all that we have worked on in pre-season, that will will be our focus as we lead up to the game on Saturday.”

     

    Broncos fans who are not Season Pass holders do not have to miss out this Saturday. You can get the game through Our League for the amazing price of £4.95 until Friday and then £10 on the day of the game. Pass holders will be sent their codes this week in advance of the game and we will have a guide to assist you with the viewing of the game.

     In the coming days we will also be able to update Season Pass holders on the venue for our 2021 Home games once Crowds are able to return.

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  2. Following a meeting last night of the Dons Trust we are able to offer an update to fans of our club with regard to the discussed move for the London Broncos to Plough Lane, Wimbledon.

    The trust have set a date for the members to vote on our potential groundshare and this is to happen on the 31st March. As we have done throughout this process we will continue to allow the Dons to lead the media output as a matter of courtesy to their Football Club and Supporters.

    What can be said is that following recent meetings, including a visit to the Stadium by our Captain Will Lovell to meet Dons Trust Co-Chairman Xavier Wiggins, the London Broncos desire to work with AFC Wimbledon, and the Dons Trust, is enormous and we continue to be impressed by what we learn about them as a Community Sports Club.

    We hope, of course, that Dons supporters will embrace our interest to play our Home Games at Plough Lane but also to form a lasting partnership with a very impressive club on and off the field.

    On conclusion of the fans vote we will be able to update our supporters further.

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  3.  

    Following the terrible news last week that former London Broncos player Matt King OBE had passed away the 1st Team’s Leadership group made a request to the club for them to be able to pay their respects throughout the 2021 season to the former London Broncos Academy player.

     

    It has been decided that the 1st Team players will carry Matt’s name on the inside of their collar as a permanent reminder of the wonderful work Matt did as a speaker following his tragic accident playing for the club as a 17 year old.

    Club Captain Will Lovell paid tribute to Matt saying “ I’d like to pass on my condolences to Matt’s family for their loss. Matt was an inspiring man and to have him with us this year on our shirts is a great honour. He will be missed by all at the Broncos. ”

     

    The thoughts of Will were echoed by Senior 1st Team player Olsi Krasniqi who added “I was saddened to hear the news of Matt King’s passing.”

    “I had the pleasure of meeting Matt on a number of occasions over the last ten years. Listening to him speak about his story I was immensely impressed by his courage, he had such a positive attitude towards life.”

    “To have his life changed in an instant at such a young age and then to go on to attack his situation head on, with such enthusiasm, is truly inspiring. It’s testament to his strength of character and it will be an honour for us to wear his name inside our collars.”

    “I want to take this opportunity to send my sincere condolences to Matt’s family.”

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  4. London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward has strengthened his pack with the addition of promising young player Titus Gwaze who has signed from Wakefield Trinity.

     

    The Zimbabwean Prop Forward has joined the Broncos on a permanent deal following a successful trial period and Ward was pleased to have been able to agree terms with the player who made his Super League debut in 2019 for Trinity.

    Ward told Broncos Media “Titus has impressed us all during his trial period and we are happy to offer him a contract for 2021. Firstly, he is a good bloke who has fitted in with the boys and bought into the Broncos way.”

    “He’s a young, hungry, and we are looking forward to working with him.”

     

    Gwaze, who is 21, will be pushing for a starting place against the Keighley Cougars in the First Round of the Challenge Cup next month. News on the date, time and streaming options for this will be given as soon as confirmed by the RFL and the BBC.

    You will also be able to see the Squad Number of Titus Gwaze, and the rest of the Broncos players, across our social media channels soon.

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  5. London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward had plenty of praise for his First Team squad after completing week 4 of Pre-Season at a very cold Rosslyn Park facility.

    Speaking to Broncos Media on Friday Ward was in good spirits having seen his players raise the intensity of training to another level despite the restrictions they are currently facing. He told us “It’s been great to have everyone out on the field together, it’s like being back in the School playground when everyone is buzzing to see each other after the holidays, but at the same time the intensity has really gone up.”

    “It also been really pleasing to see the newcomers, ‘Hank’ (Chris Hankinson), ‘Chambo’ (Ed Chamberlain), ‘Nav’ (Romain Navarette) and Abbas (Miski) all fitting in without any problems.”

     

    Whilst much of the Country has seen freezing temperatures and snow there has been no effect on the quality of training and Ward was pleased to have not had further delays to his plans.

    He said “It’s obviously been cold and snowy but the beauty of Rosslyn Park is that we have been able to crack on and complete every session with the 3g pitch.”

    “The Covid guidelines have made it a new experience and everyone is buying in to make the environment as safe as possible. Little things such no access to changing rooms or showers, so lads are getting changed in the stand, prehab sessions outside on the field and team meetings via zoom have made it a different program to the one we are used to, but there’s been no complaints, except maybe from some of the older staff complaining about the cold!”

     

    This week saw the Broncos drawn at Home to Keighley Cougars in the Betfred Challenge Cup, and despite the West Yorkshire side being a division below, Ward was quick to put to bed any thoughts of an easy game. Ward said “If you look at the players Keighley have signed you will realise they will be one of the better teams in League 1 this year and have some great quality there such as QLT, Jake Webster and Scott Murrell with plenty of SL experience.”

    “They are also coached by a former Bronco in Rhys Lovegrove so it will be a good test for us and like all coaches I am glad to have the Home game in this great competition but we will not be taking anyone for granted.”

     

    The subject of where ‘Home’ is going to be has been a focus of many supporters on social media since the draw and Ward said he was pleased with the arrangements the club have in place for the Challenge Cup and Championship fixtures this year.

    He said “Everyone is aware of Wimbledon and that will be, in time, fantastic for the future of the club but there are procedures to go through and we have to respect that.”

    “Until that is sorted I am really happy with the venue we have sorted for playing our games, it is exactly what we need for these difficult times where we will not have the Broncos faithful behind us.”

    “It’s out of our hands, we are just fully focused on the rugby and the things we can control, just give us a patch of grass and some goal posts and the boys will be ready to go.”

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  6. Agreeing to a loan move, hundreds of miles from their home in the middle of a pandemic, may not have been an ideal move for some players but London Broncos on loan Centre Chris Hankinson has enjoyed his first month in the Capital, and more so the standard of training.

     

    The Wigan Warriors player, with the club for the whole of 2021, told Broncos Media that he has been surprised by how well things have gone.

    Hankinson said “It’s all gone better than expected to be honest. I’ve been able to focus on nothing but training which is really unusual because I would usually have my girlfriend or mates around me up in Wigan whereas down here I have done nothing other than prepare and train really which has been great.”

    “Training has been different with all the regulations but we are starting to get more team stuff done now and working on things like combinations on the edges.”

     

    Sometimes moving to a new club can leave a player out of his comfort zone but for Hankinson it has been made easier already knowing some of the players at the Club. He added “I obviously played with Jazz (Jarrod Sammut) and Romain (Navarrete) at Wigan but I also knew some of the other boys from playing against them such as Cory Aston. All of the players and staff have been really welcoming towards me which makes things so much easier.”

     

    Normally a move to the Capital would provide someone with hundreds of new experiences to sample, however with the City on Lockdown ‘Hank’ has had to wait before he can explore properly. But despite the restrictions the Wigan born player is still enjoying life in London.  He said “ I’m looking forward to London opening up properly but it’s still really nice to be in different surroundings, there are so many nice Coffee shops and Bakeries and little shops it will be great to see the place opened up.”

    “My girlfriend and dog arrive next week so that will make things even better for me.”

     

    The First Team have complete 4 weeks of Pre-Season now and Hankinson has been impressed with the training so far.  He told us “Training is going really well, I’m getting plenty of sleep and I have been really impressed by the level the club is at.”

    “The standards are really high and you can tell that this club is prepared for Super League on and off the field. I’ve really enjoyed the classroom type stuff with Langers working on our mindset and things like that which is something new to me.”

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  7. Broncos Half Back Cory Aston sees the early Challenge Cup Games as the perfect chance to shake off the rust of 2020 but is not too worried about who that is against at this stage.

     

    Aston told Broncos Media “I really don’t mind who we play in the First Round of the Cup, we just want to win and get into the second round to be honest.”

    “These games are a great chance for us to test ourselves and most of the teams will also be rusty so who we play doesn’t matter to me.”

    Cory’s Dad, Mark, is of course the Head Coach of Championship rivals Sheffield Eagles and in the draw tonight for the First round but Aston Junior told us the rivalry can wait for now.

    “ I have faced my Dad twice now, and I’m winning 2-0, but I am in no rush to do that again yet. We will get 2 meetings against one another in the league this year and all that matters for me at the moment is getting games and hopefully seeing the crowds come back as soon as possible.”

     

    As with all of the players Aston has found Pre-Season different to anything he has had before but was quick to praise the coaching staff for the way the club has adapted to the challenges.

    Aston said “ We started off in small groups doing simple stuff, trying to get the fundamentals right and fine tuning the basics of our game. We have just gone into full team stuff which has been good and it’s great to start building combinations with some of the new boys that have come in.”

    “All the boys came back in fantastic shape but after having so long off and our bodies not been accustomed to any high intensity, high speed and change of direction field stuff, Training so far as been pretty moderate. The staff have been smart and really looked after us, they have been careful to make sure nobody picked up any soft tissue injuries. I’m sure Mike (Eccles) will ramp it up over the next couple of weeks.”

     

    Unlike many of the younger players who live in shared houses Cory lives with his wife so the loneliness of the past 10 months being away from team mates and family in the North was hard but the return to Full Time training is helping to put the difficult year behind him.

    He told us “ My wife is heavily pregnant and with the lockdowns and restrictions as well I have really not seen much of the boys or my family. This was really hard especially at Christmas.”

    “And then we got the last minute cancellation of Pre-Season which was another setback but we are hopefully through the worst now and can focus on getting back on the field and hopefully seeing the fans very soon.”

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  8. London Broncos Jonah Varela is enjoying every moment of Pre-Season so far following his step up to the First Team squad from the clubs Academy, including the extra sessions and workload.

     

    Varela, who has represented Peru in the Olympic 7’s, was one of Danny Ward’s first signings for 2021 and he told londonbroncosrl.com that he is finding life with the Elite squad very different to training with the Academy on an evening after College.

    The former Eastern Rhino said “It has been really good to be honest. A big step up from the Academy and going full time is a big difference and a real lifestyle change, but I am enjoying it and just trying to improve all the time.”

    Being the youngest member of the squad leaves Varela with plenty to learn but the outside back added “It’s really good to be able to learn things from some of the senior players who are really experienced. For me now it is about putting some size on and get used to the change in lifestyle including diet.”

     

    Jonah lives in a shared house with 3 other players, Rob Oakley, Gideon Boafo and Will Blakemore which is adding to the learning curve.

    “It’s pretty much none stop eating in this house to be honest.” Varela said. “Today is Gidz birthday so we have got him a nice big chocolate cake sorted out!”

     

    Getting the call up to the first team was a huge moment for Varela in his relatively short career but there is no chance of him settling for being one of the spare numbers in Danny Wards squad.

    He said “I do understand that I am the youngest in the squad but I really would love to debut this year and I am working really hard to try and make sure that happens.”

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  9. London Broncos Half Back James Meadows is ready to play his part in the clubs 2021 promotion challenge, wherever that happens to be on the pitch.

    The popular figure who came through the clubs highly rated Academy system told londonbroncosrl.com that he will put his hand up when the games start in March. He said “I want to be a big part of what we do this year and feel like I have grown a lot physically so I am just excited to do the job Wardy needs me to.”

    Speaking of the return to training Meadows was quick to praise Head of Performance Mike Eccles for his guidance during the long lay off which has ensured that the squad returned in good condition. Meadows said “We have covered a lot of metres in the last 10 months so when we came back we hit the ground running and that has been really important. Mike was really good with us over the months of being away by making sure we knew what we had to do to stay fit.”

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    This week saw the squad step up to stage 2 training and Meadows felt this had given the whole squad a lift. He added “We have had a really good week and you can feel that it kicked up a level. It’s good to be back with all of the boys.”

    “Now that we have the full squad training we have been able to get our combinations and stuff going so it is all progressing well.”

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  10. London Broncos Coach Tom Tsang could be forgiven for being frustrated with the developments of 2020 which saw his Reserve side have their season cut short before it really began and finding out that there will be no Reserve competition in 2021. However speaking to londonbroncosrl.com Tsang was upbeat and full of enthusiasm after a lengthy lay off and a change of role at the club.

     

    The former Coventry Head Coach is now operating in a dual role as a member of the First Team Coaching staff and the Head Coach of the Broncos Academy side and he explained this gave him a great opportunity to work with players throughout their transition from Academy to First Team.

    He said “The Broncos Academy has done so much good work over the years and the Reserves was set to be a stepping stone to the First Team so there are a lot of guys that were disappointed and missing a lot of games that would have given them valuable experience.”

    “As far as their development that 12 months was going to be vital but we are all just grateful to be in fortunate positions and realise there are people worse off all around the Country.”

     

    In his role Tsang will be in the perfect position not only to assist Danny Ward and Jamie Langley with the knowledge he holds of the Academy players but more importantly help the players to bridge the gap between first team and Academy when the time comes for them to step up.

    Tsang said “Working with both squads serves as a really useful objective as I can see first hand how the Under 19s are progressing but also help them prepare for the step up if and when that arrives. This includes making sure they understand the values, standards and behaviours we expect from our First Team squad are filtered down to the Under 19s to ensure there is no shock to the system once they make the First Team training set up.”

     

    The First Team Squad are ending week 3 of Pre-Season today and Tsang updated us on the progress made by the staff and players with another change to regulations as stage 2 training started.

    Tsang added “The other staff have mentioned before the first 2 weeks meant we could do a lot of one to one stuff in very small groups and this was really useful. Now we have gone into full squad training it is actually noticeable that the players have had the benefit of this in the last two weeks and they look really sharp for the stage we are at.”

    “Personally I have been really impressed with the younger blokes who are showing up really well and I am sure that Wardy will be happy with the depth these lads are giving him in his squad.”

     

    Tom was able to also confirm that having arrived at training yesterday straight from his long haul flight to the UK new signing Abbas Miski training properly for the first time today (Friday).

    Tom Tsang is available for sponsorship in 2021 and the coaching packages are fantastic for sponsors wanting to get a chance to see behind the scenes of the club. Please contact james.milner@londonbroncosrl.com for details.

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  11.  

    Head of Youth Development Rob Powell has described the partnership between the Broncos Academy and the RAA as “an exciting development” following a 3-year agreement at the home of RFU Championship club, Richmond FC.

     

    The Richmond Athletic Ground, based a short distance from the train station, will become not only the training venue for the 70+ Academy players at the club but also the Home Match venue for both the Academy and Scholarship teams.

    The fantastic transport links and location were significant factors in the decision – making process along with the opportunities which the vast facility provides.

    Powell told londonbroncosrl.com “We are extremely excited about the partnership with the RAA. I have been involved at this club for 20 years and as an Academy we have never been as fortunate with the location of our training and playing venue. We will be a very short walk from Richmond Station from where you can get to Clapham in 8 minutes and Waterloo in 15 minutes on National Rail and there is also London over ground and underground services available. This extensive public transport network and proximity to the M3 and M25 mean it is really accessible for our players who come from all over London and the South East. From a facility point of view we will have access to a first class gym, multiple floodlit pitches, medical rooms and space for video analysis and player meetings so it ticks all the boxes.

     

    Only a short distance from the clubs first team training facility and with a new administration office based in Richmond the club is now in full swing for 2021 and Powell hopes to see a full set of fixtures for both the Academy and Scholarship with their games being played at Richmond for the next 3 seasons at least.

    Powell added “We await further information from the RFL but we hope that we will be playing something like a normal programme of games for both our Academy and Scholarship teams. Whilst there won’t be an opportunity to play curtain raisers to first team games as we have at times in recent year’s we hope that Richmond will become a popular venue to watch Academy and Scholarship games. It gives parents, club supporters and members of the wider London Rugby League community the opportunity to watch the clubs stars of the future at a great venue  ”

     

    As with the First Team the usual pre-season start time has been significantly delayed and the Academy training is now scheduled to start in early March under RFL and DCMS guidance.

    Powell said “It will be pretty much 12 months since we were last together. The players and staff are chomping at the bit to get back into the swing of things. There is clearly going to be significant requirements from a COVID point of view and we will ensure that we provide a safe environment for our players and their families. From a well being point of view the physical activity and mental stimulation the programme provides is really important so we look forward to welcoming everyone back”

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  12. The Richmond Athletic Association (RAA) is delighted to announce a three year agreement with the London Broncos Academy which will see both the Academy squad (U19s) and the Scholarship team (U16s) use the training facilities and play their rugby league matches at the Richmond Athletic Ground for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 seasons.

    London Broncos run a licenced academy which forms part of the RFL elite player pathway for rugby league.

    The professional programme provides 70 players between the ages of 14-19, based in London and the South-East, with an aspirational opportunity to play top level professional rugby league. The club has a fantastic record of developing players who have gone on to play for its full-time first-team and there are products of the Academy represented throughout the Super League. There are currently 17 Academy produced players in the first-team squad, demonstrating the quality of the Academy programme.

    Rob Powell, Head of Youth Development at London Broncos, commented: “We are extremely excited about the partnership with the RAA. As an Academy we have never been as fortunate with the location of our training and playing venue given the ease of access by both public transport and car to the Richmond Athletic Ground. We will have the opportunity to use first-class facilities and the potential for the growth of the partnership is huge. We can’t wait to get started at our new home.”

    Jimmy Wallace, CEO of RAA, added: “We are delighted to be working with Rob and his Academy teams in hosting their talented youngsters here at the Athletic Ground for the next three seasons. This is the first time a rugby league team will train and play at the ground on a regular basis, and alongside our increasing involvement with Kew Park Rangers Football Club, it highlights our desire to partner with other local clubs in the community and promote our ground as a multi-sport facility.”

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  13. The London Broncos are proud to announce that Charity partners the National Autistic Society will have their logo proudly displayed on the sleeve of the First Team Match Shirts and Replica Jerseys in 2021.

    As part of a push to support the wonderful work carried out by the NAS the club hope to give exposure to the charity and encourage supporters to follow and support their endeavours.

    James Milner from the London Broncos said “We decided this year to carry our Charity partners logo in as many locations as possible to give as much exposure of possible of the work they do as part of our relationship. We will have a number of initiatives with the NAS in 2021 and we know we can count on our fans to assist and support this very worthy charity.”

    Kate Vickers, Head of Supporter Fundraising at the National Autistic Society is thrilled to be working with the club. She said “We’re proud to be the Official Charity Partner of the London Broncos and grateful for their support.”

    “This means so much to us, particularly at the moment when our charity is facing huge financial challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and cancelled fundraising events.”

    She added “Thank you to everyone involved in the club, including the players, coaching staff and of course the fans! Your support will help us to continue our vital work creating a society that works for autistic people.”

    You can find the National Autistic Society here – https://www.autism.org.uk/

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  14. In what continues to be an uncertain time in terms of delivering community projects, West London Community CIC have continued to deliver the Sky Try project in and around West London.

    Since September 2020 the Community staff have still managed to coach over 500 Primary school pupils and the support provided to schools has been very well received. Under the current lockdown their normal delivery programme has been suspended but they have continued to offer our support to schools where possible. Because of this West London Community have already had lots of interest from schools and the diary is starting to fill up.

    The London Broncos will proudly display the logo of the CIC on the sleeve of their 2021 first team match Jerseys and are also pleased to confirm that West London Community will become a Corporate player sponsor too.

     

    Well-being Wednesday

    Community manager John Keyes explains just one of the ways the CIC are assisting Schools with a project they call ‘Well-being Wednesday.

    He told us “We received a call for help from West Acton Primary School . The school are currently supporting the children of Key Workers and vulnerable children, this also includes children in their Additional Resourced Provision and were keen to get some different faces in and deliver some physical activity.

    “On Wednesday 27th January our community coaching team attended West Acton and delivered some much needed Rugby based fun and engaging sessions for the pupils which went down really well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

     

    Karen Kondo, Head teacher at West Acton Primary said

    ‘These past few weeks have been challenging for the whole school community – pupils, parents and staff and we wanted to create a Wellbeing Wednesday. For those at home, this was of course non screen based activities. In school,  we wanted our children to be outside moving around as much as possible so I called John and asked if he could he help us.”

    She added “The children had a fantastic time with the Rugby Coaches and the day was just what they needed – exercise, team work and fun. Thank you!”

     

    If you would like to know more abut our community offer then please contact :

    John.keyes@londonbroncosrl.com

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  15. Only a few months after entering a partnership as the clubs Official Training Sponsor the London Broncos are delighted to announce that FLM Wealth Management have returned with another significant sponsorship of the club by becoming 1st Team Kit Sponsors.

    The FLM logo will be proudly sat on the right breast of the Home and Away Match jerseys as well as all Replica jerseys.

    In the coming weeks supporters will hear more about the services offered by FLM and how they can benefit from choosing the London based firm that are backing the Broncos in 2021 and beyond.

     

    Michael Jewson, Finance Director of FLM was pleased to have increased the level of support for the London Broncos saying “FLM are delighted to be expanding our partnership with the London broncos to feature as a key partner on the clubs match kits.”

    “We cannot wait to be in the stands cheering them on and getting to know the players, staff and community at the club on game days and via our education and advice services.”

     

    Head of Commercial at the Broncos, James Milner, was not surprised that FLM had extended their sponsorship so quickly. He said “From the minute I spoke to Michael, Liv and the team at FLM it was clear that this is the right sort of partner for the club.”

    “We have worked really hard to create a difference in the Commercial department of the club by targeting companies that buy into what our plan for the coming years contains. FLM have been fully behind that from our first conversation and will bring a huge amount of help to our players, staff and fans with their support services.”

    “To have them increase their level of cash support after only a few months is very rare and an indication of how lucky we are to have partners like FLM.”

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  16. London Broncos RL are delighted to announce a principal partnership with travel company Corporate Travel Management (CTM). CTM is a global leader in business travel management services and will join the club as its front of shirt partner for the next two seasons.

    As part of the partnership, CTM’s specialist sport travel services will be promoted across the club’s channels, including at games and within the club’s business community, to offer enhanced supporter services and travel packages.

    Established in 1994, CTM is today recognised as one of the world’s most successful travel management companies providing innovative and cost-effective travel solutions to the corporate, events and sport travel markets. Their proven business strategy combines personalised service excellence with market-leading technology to deliver a return on investment for their customers.

    This partnership with London Broncos RL extends CTM’s well-established sports travel portfolio in the UK and globally. CTM is the official supplier of supporter travel solutions for Glasgow Rangers and Australia’s NRL Travel and has worked with several professional athletes and clubs.

     

    Shelley Mathews, CTM’s General Manager of Sales and Partnerships, said:

    “We are delighted to be principal partner for London Broncos Rugby League Club as we continue to grow our sporting partners. This is an exciting time for the club both on and off the pitch, which we are proud to be a part of.

    “We are also excited at the opportunity to give supporters an unforgettable experience in the not-too-distant future as part of our successful partnership.”

     

    Head of Commercial, James Milner, commented; “All of us at the London Broncos are thrilled to have secured the sponsorship, and partnership, of such an established and successful company.

    “CTM have shown a tremendous amount of support committing to the club in such difficult times and we are excited about how this relationship can help not only the Broncos but also our other partners and our supporters.”

     

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  17. The London Broncos have been dealt a major boost ahead of the 2021 season with leading Sports Nutrition company SIS (Science in Sport) supplying the squad with products to fuel their charge back to the Super League.

    SIS are partners to Elite level clubs such as Manchester United, Wasps and current Super League Champions St Helens so the brand will be well known to fans of the Broncos.

     

    With the players back in training this month the timing could not have been better and the Broncos Head of Performance Mike Eccles was pleased to have Science in Sport backing the club.

    He said “I’m delighted to partner with a world class and highly reputable supplement company in SIS. With what will be an incredibly dense playing schedule this year, fuelling the players properly and helping them recover sufficiently is more important than ever.”

     

    Tom Rose, European Elites Manager at Science in Sport added “We are delighted to be supporting London Broncos for the next two seasons, helping with their nutrition strategy and fuelling the team to perform at their best on matchday.”

     

    With a huge range of Informed Sport registered products it is well worth taking a look around the SIS website which can be found here – www.scienceinsport.com

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  18. After hearing from Head Coach Danny Ward last week, londonbroncosrl.com spoke to Club Captain Will Lovell at the start of the second week of pre-season and like his coach the skipper was delighted to be back doing what he does best with a ball in hand.

    As with all of the players Lovell had tried to maintain his fitness levels throughout the 9 months of inactivity but getting back on the field with a handful of his team mates and the coaching staff was a huge boost for him. He said “It’s been awesome to get back to some kind of normality and training in our small groups at Rosslyn Park.”

    “All of us know how fortunate we are to be allowed to train as Elite athletes, unlike some of our fans who have really suffered since last March, so we try to keep that in mind and take advantage of being able to work in small groups in this stage 1 training and make the most of the chance to get together.”

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    Lovell also stressed the additional benefits to be had with the smaller number of players training together at any one time saying “It’s certainly different, you only get to see the people in your group of course but it’s really good to be getting some time to pick the coaching staffs brains with the one to one stuff and work on individual aspects of our game. This is not only a massive plus for the younger lads but also us experienced players and something you probably wouldn’t normally be able to do.”

    “Wardy and Langers have so much experience to offer from their playing days and it is a bit different getting so much time to ask for their advice.”

    If things go according to plans set out by the RFL earlier this month the players can increase to stage 2 training next week which will see the whole squad back in at the same time and Will was hoping this can happen to start to step up the preparations for the Championship season.

    He added “These first two weeks will have been great to get the body back up to speed but it will be good to get the full squad in next week if we are able to and start to lift the quality of training further.”

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    The progress in recent weeks, seeing players return to training and plans starting to take shape was clearly pleasing to Lovell but the popular Captain took some time to reflect on what has been a tough year for many of the clubs fans and wanted to reassure those supporters that the players are sympathetic to the situations many find themselves in.

    Lovell said “We can sometimes take for granted how lucky we are to have been paid during the last 10 months and know that for some of our supporters this was not the case. It will mean everything to us as a squad to be back out in front of those fans at some point this season and hope that they are allowed to join us from the first game.”

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  19. The club are delighted to have reached a 3 year sponsorship agreement with Digital Media experts Key and Eagle Digital Media.

    Key & Eagle Digital Media are an award-winning full service digital agency based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. From SEO and web design, to social media management and content production, their fully integrated digital agency produces eye catching content, ads and so much more – all backed with exhaustive analysis and accurate forecasting.

    The company are currently working with Football clubs around the World including Servette FC, Macclesfield FC, Minneapolis City Soccer Club and in Rugby the Western Province and DHL Stormers Rugby Clubs.

    Key & Eagle pride themselves in a simple, honest approach to client communication and insist on only using evidence-based advice to look for new ways of improvement and to ultimately achieve the results that match your company’s ambitions.

    Tiaan Kruger of Key & Eagle Digital Media, commented on the sponsorship deal by stating: “From the moment we first spoke to the Broncos, we knew we wanted Key & Eagle to be affiliated with the Club as it pushes towards the Super League.
    “As one of the country’s fastest growing digital agencies, we want to align ourselves with clubs that share a passion for good digital media, and the Broncos our one of those. As such, we are proud to call ourselves the Clubs “Official Digital Media Partner” and look forward to working together for many years to come.”

    London Broncos Head of Commercial welcomed Key & Eagle to the Broncos and was impressed by the portfolio of the company saying “I had several conversations with Simon and he showed me examples of their work such as the Blackburn Hawks Ice Hockey club website and I was really pleased with what I saw.”

    “They are an ambitious set of people and I know they are close to agreeing deals with some World class sporting brands so getting this type of partner for the Broncos is exciting for us.”

    Key & Eagle are currently building a brand new website for the club and will support the Broncos with digital content and graphics throughout the 3 year period, as well as sponsoring the First Team, Academy and Scholarship shirts.

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  20. The London Broncos would like to announce that Eddie Battye has left the club following a request from the player. Another club has paid an undisclosed fee for his services which the Broncos have accepted.

    We would like to thank Eddie for his efforts in a Broncos shirt. We will be making no further comment on this matter.

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  21.  

    London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward was in high spirits following a week in which he finally got his players back on the field and preparing for the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

    With the enforced lay off lasting far longer than anyone could have imagined Ward could have been forgiven for having concerns about the frame of mind of the players on their return, however the charismatic coach was delighted with how week one had progressed.

    He told londonbroncosrl.com “It’s been a great week back amongst it, the energy and enthusiasm has been awesome from the boys.”

    “We have turned the return to Stage one training into a real positive. It has allowed us to work closely with small groups of players, one to one coach and zone in on all the core skills.”

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    It was the first week at the impressive new Rosslyn Park 1st Team training facility and Ward was impressed with how everyone had settled in. He said “It’s a great set up at Rosslyn Park, the boys have settled in really well and I have been particularly impressed with fellas who have stepped up from our Academy system, they have brought plenty of energy and a real eagerness to learn & improve.”

    The mention of those ‘young lads’ poses the question of the roles they will play in his plans for 2021, especially with so many of them still finding their feet in the First Team Squad, however Ward played down the ‘novice’ element for most of these players saying “Everyone is in this squad on merit and have a chance for selection. If I didn’t believe they were good enough to play First Team they would not be here.”

    “A lot of these lads like Josh Hodson and Jacob Jones have done Pre-Season with the first team before, they have been exposed to this environment, they know what is expected and it is not such a big step up for them.”

    “We also have players like Jimmy Meadows and Sid Adebiyi who have come through the system and have been around a few years now, they are becoming leaders on the field and are great to have around the new squad members.”

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    With the news of the season start date being in late March Coach Ward was comfortable with the amount of time he has to prepare his side, and had no issues with the length of pre-season he now must work with.

    He said, “The start being towards the end of March now gives us almost another month to prepare for round one. Hopefully we will be into stage 2 at the start of February and can introduce contact training and crank it up another level”

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  22. Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs have targeted the weekend of March 21 as the return date for professional Rugby League outside the Betfred Super League – which will be one year and one week since they were last in action.

    Just as the last Rugby League played before the first National Lockdown in March 2020 was in the Challenge Cup, the game is due to return with the First Round of the 2021 Challenge Cup featuring all 13 UK clubs from the Betfred Championship, plus three from League 1 (* – further details below).That will be followed by the Second Round the following weekend, with the winners of those four ties earning a double reward – a place in the Third Round of the Challenge Cup when the 12 Betfred Super League clubs join the competition on the weekend of April 10-11, and also in the semi finals of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup in June, meaning they will be 80 minutes away from a place at Wembley on July 17.

    The Betfred Championship will kick off from April 2-4 – the Easter weekend – and run until a Top Six Play-Off Series in September and October.
    Each team will play nine of the other 13 teams twice, and the other four once, in the 22-round formula that has been agreed with the clubs – with a decision to be made on a possible 23rd round in the Summer Bash in the coming weeks.

    Clubs have already agreed that games played behind closed doors will be streamed live on the RFL’s Our League platforms (app & website) on a pay per view basis, allowing supporters to watch fixtures even if they cannot attend in person – with home season ticket holders given free access to the live stream packages for their club’s league games.
    The Championship had been due to kick off on the last weekend in February, but following a short pause in training after the announcement of the latest Lockdown, the clubs agreed with the RFL that delaying the start of the season would be a sensible step given the current public health situation, and a desire to minimise the number of fixtures played behind closed doors before the return of fans to grounds.
    For similar reasons, the start of Betfred League 1 has been put back until the weekend of May 8-9. This will still allow each team to play the other nine twice in an 18-round season before a Play-Off series.

    Details of promotion and relegation mechanisms between the divisions will be discussed and finalised at a meeting of clubs early next month – ahead of publication of fixtures for Betfred Championship and League 1.
    Details of the draw for the first two rounds of the Challenge Cup will be announced shortly. The three Betfred League 1 clubs due to enter are Barrow Raiders, Keighley Cougars and West Wales Raiders.

    *Given the unique circumstances of 2021, and with such a lengthy period between the early Challenge Cup rounds and the start of their league season, entry to the Challenge Cup was made optional for the 10 Betfred League 1 clubs, with the RFL stressing the importance of public health and financial considerations.
    The majority remained keen to enter, but that would have required an additional, preliminary round on March 14 – which led to the withdrawal of all bar Barrow, Keighley and West Wales, who will now complete a First Round of 16 clubs.

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  23. The London Broncos are pleased to introduce supporters to a new way of backing the club through their Exclusive Rewards shopping site.

    So many of us do some of our shopping online, be it grocery, clothes or that end of month treat. But what if we told you that for every purchase you make through Exclusive Rewards you not only earn cashback for yourself but also for the Broncos?

    It really is as simple as that. Shopping with thousands of well known brands such as Ebay, Argos, Boots, Halfords, Ted Baker and Ben Sherman will generate you cash into your personal account every time you make a purchase and also earn money for the Club. There is an option to pay a yearly subscription of £6.99 for a Premium membership which increases both the cashback for you and the London Broncos too.

     

    Joseph Humphries from Exclusive Rewards was pleased to welcome the Broncos to their growing list of Sporting partners saying “We are pleased to announce that London Broncos have partnered with Exclusive Rewards and will be offering an online cashback/shopping platform where members will receive 100% of the cashback earned every time they shop online.”

    He added “They will also have the opportunity to support their beloved team by donating a percentage of their cashback to London Broncos as a way of showing support in these difficult times. With thousands of retailers on board such as M & S, eBay, Guess, Curry’s PC World and ASOS, members will potentially be able to save hundreds of pounds annually when they shop online.”

     

    The clubs Head of Commercial, James Milner, was excited to see the site launched and hopes fans will see the mutual benefit in this new partnership. He said “Pretty much all of us are doing some shopping online now, some more than others with the difficulty in high street shopping due to lockdowns and safety measures. To know that every purchase puts a little something into the club, as well as your own purse, is surely a good thing for supporters of any club and I hope that the Broncos fans like the idea too.”

    You can visit the Broncos Exclusive Rewards shopping site by following the link below. Simply sign up, verify your email and get shopping!! Remember for £6.99 a premium membership earns you more!

    https://londonbroncos.exclusiverewards.co.uk/

     

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  24. Assistant coach Jamie Langley has told londonbroncosrl.com that there will be only positives taken from the last 10 months of disruption as he and Head Coach Danny Ward finally get their chance to coach the players again at Rosslyn Park from Monday.

    Langley, a keen student of self-development, was pleased with the way the players have managed themselves since the 2020 season cancellation and praised the squads leadership group in particular. He said “It’s been a valuable experience for all of us and one of our philosophies at the club is to ‘control the controllable’ and the players have put that to the test, utilising the time wisely, to grow as individuals.”

    “The players’ leadership group has taken responsibility for ensuring high standards were maintained during the period away from the club and we are particularly proud of that.”

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    And whilst the coaching staff are content with how things have gone during the pandemic ‘Langers’ was quick to point out the benefits of getting the players back in next week and kick start their plans for 2021.

    He added “Building relationships and cohesion within the group is very important to us and there is only so much we can achieve via zoom calls, so getting back together, even from a 2m distance, is very important.”

    “As staff, we are excited to get back to coaching and doing what we love. We have had plans A, B, C and perhaps D put aside, and several false starts but c’est la vie, it challenges you to exhibit flexibility.”

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    With the RFL giving a potential start date of Mid-March Jamie knows that this will be a restricted pre-season compared to previous years but there were no excuses from the former Bradford, Hull KR and Sheffield player.

    Langley said “We have had less time to make ready than normal, however every other team is in the same predicament and we feel we have the ability to put together as good a programme as anyone. We have no doubt we’ll be very well prepared.”

    “We need to familiarise ourselves with the ball now and begin work on some fundamental skill. We won’t be the finished article when we get to round 1 and that’s great, as it leaves plenty of room to grow throughout the season.”

    The popular coach was also quick to praise the club’s fans for their patience, adding “As coaching staff we all fully appreciate how difficult it has been for everyone, and we want the fans to know we are looking forward to the day when they’re back in the stands cheering the team on. Hopefully this is not too far away and the return to training signals the start of that approaching.”

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  25. Assistant coach Jamie Langley has told londonbroncosrl.com that there will be only positives taken from the last 10 months of disruption as he and Head Coach Danny Ward finally get their chance to coach the players again at Rosslyn Park from Monday.

    Langley, a keen student of self-development, was pleased with the way the players have managed themselves since the 2020 season cancellation and praised the squads leadership group in particular. He said “It’s been a valuable experience for all of us and one of our philosophies at the club is to ‘control the controllable’ and the players have put that to the test, utilising the time wisely, to grow as individuals.”

    “The players’ leadership group has taken responsibility for ensuring high standards were maintained during the period away from the club and we are particularly proud of that.”

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    And whilst the coaching staff are content with how things have gone during the pandemic ‘Langers’ was quick to point out the benefits of getting the players back in next week and kick start their plans for 2021.

    He added “Building relationships and cohesion within the group is very important to us and there is only so much we can achieve via zoom calls, so getting back together, even from a 2m distance, is very important.”

    “As staff, we are excited to get back to coaching and doing what we love. We have had plans A, B, C and perhaps D put aside, and several false starts but c’est la vie, it challenges you to exhibit flexibility.”

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    With the RFL giving a potential start date of Mid-March Jamie knows that this will be a restricted pre-season compared to previous years but there were no excuses from the former Bradford, Hull KR and Sheffield player.

    Langley said “We have had less time to make ready than normal, however every other team is in the same predicament and we feel we have the ability to put together as good a programme as anyone. We have no doubt we’ll be very well prepared.”

    “We need to familiarise ourselves with the ball now and begin work on some fundamental skill. We won’t be the finished article when we get to round 1 and that’s great, as it leaves plenty of room to grow throughout the season.”

    The popular coach was also quick to praise the club’s fans for their patience, adding “As coaching staff we all fully appreciate how difficult it has been for everyone, and we want the fans to know we are looking forward to the day when they’re back in the stands cheering the team on. Hopefully this is not too far away and the return to training signals the start of that approaching.”

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