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  1. He’s been playing in Australia for the last year
  2. Well an average of 15,000 tickets have been sold to north east post codes for the magic weekends in Newcastle! Strong numbers we have plans to smash that number in 2020
  3. The power of Newcastle!! Welcome home magic weekend From the Super League “The highest ever first week ticket sales for a Magic Weekend at St James' Park Exclusive launch discount, a weekend ticket for the price of a day http://bit.ly/DMWFBE”
  4. Check out the trailer for a brand new fly on the wall documentary featuring Newcastle Thunder two episodes per week will be getting aired on the OurLeague App https://www.rugby-league.com/article/55984/our-league-to-show-exclusive-newcastle-thunder-documentary
  5. Check out the highlights from our celebrating the growth of Rugby League event at the Eagles Community Arena in Friday night. On the night we showcased our plans for the growth of the sport across the region as well as outlined the clubs plans to win the BetFred Super League title by 2030!. We also launched our brand new Wheelchair Rugby League side & unveiled the kit for our latest community club the Newcastle Magpies RLFC. #NorthEastRL #BoldlyGrow ️️️ IMG_2052.mp4
  6. We have plans to run development days in the Scottish boarders in 2020, we very much see this is as part of our area and that with a little investment it could go a long way to improving it.
  7. For our SPARC festivals and development programme days we have split players up a number of different ways do give everyone the best possible challenges, for example we have split it up using hight, weight, speed, positions. from our point of view there is no competition with union and we actively promote playing both codes of rugby. Kids are now starting to play rugby league from 6 year old and it’s getting bigger year on year. our academy is in a very strong place and that’s reflected in the England academy call ups. And from last years academy 5 have been handed first team contracts for 2020 happy to answer any questions, keen them coming
  8. A few more photos from the event with the launch of of our Wheelchair side who’s home will be the brand new 3,000 seater Newcastle Eagles community arena and plans announced to launch a woman’s side by 2021
  9. Some live in the past, some look to the future we wake up every day feeling positive about the game and how it’s growing. when ever we get to the top it will be built upon solid foundations and a thriving community game.
  10. Do us a favour and keep this thread a positive one. you can post your negative stuff on another thread
  11. Super League champions by 2030 is the headline target set by Newcastle Thunder on Friday afternoon, as the club unveiled an ambitious roadmap for the continued growth of the sport within the North East. Taking place two years out from the opening weekend of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, which will kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony, England’s opening game of the tournament and a further match at Kingston Park Stadium, Hosted at Newcastle Eagles impressive Community Arena, club chairman Mick Hogan addressed an audience of over 100 members of the region’s business, political and rugby league community to outline the strategy that will guide all efforts over the next decade. With the Dacia Magic Weekend returning to the city for two years from May 2020, and a total of five games in the men’s Rugby League World Cup taking place in the North East in 2021, the hosting of major events will form a talismanic cornerstone for the strategy. Bringing world-class action with the biggest names and prizes in the game on show, Newcastle’s hosting of games of this magnitude will allow rugby league to engage with an audience renowned for its appreciation of sport and create a whole new generation of fans. With rising gates at Kingston Park Stadium for Thunder home games, increased participation levels at grassroots clubs across the region and the Newcastle Rugby Foundation being named Championship and League 1 Foundation of the Year for a second time in three years, the continued development in these key areas will build on those high profile events. Announced at the event was an increased investment and commitment to develop the community game, the Thunder Community Project will shortly see a brand new member of staff join the team and work in developing the game in Teesside and the south of the region, home to one of the great success stories of recent years, Yarm Wolves. As well as this work, details of plans to establish women’s and wheelchair teams were also unveiled, with a showcase match of the latter taking place as part of the event. Bringing these two strands together is Newcastle Thunder itself, with the focus on establishing the team as a vibrant club that provides an outlet for the North East’s rugby league family to come together. After a hugely successful 2019 which saw the team make the end of season play-off final and finish the year with the most points scored across the campaign, the focus remains on gradual evolution and making positive steps in a sustainable and responsible way. With Simon Finnigan confirmed as head coach for 2020 key signings and retentions for the upcoming season will see the solid foundations of the last year built upon and maintain the upward trajectory that will enable Thunder to be crowned Super League champions by 2030. Following the event, Hogan said: “It is an exciting time for rugby league in the North East and with growing participation numbers, a new club in Newcastle Magpies and our wheelchair rugby league team. “With the sport continuing to grow in the region, we have developed taken the opportunity to give the Thunder and the legacy work around the 2021 World Cup a clear purpose and we will be providing more details on that in the near future.“ IMG_2005.mp4
  12. We are hoping to run everything from U7’s up to U13’s a massive turnout in a area which hasn’t had rugby league before! Such a positive feeling our community coaches are working hard on the local areas and we are about to support them with the addition of another full time member of staff. There is now 14 clubs in our region with over 1,300 players Up The Mags!!
  13. Newcastle Thunder look to invest even more into our region with the addition of another full time development officer https://www.thunderrugby.co.uk/general/vacancy-community-development-officer/
  14. Check out our video from the launch of the Newcastle Magpies new pitch The Magpies become our 14th community club as we look to continue the growth of the game across the region #HowayTheMags IMG_1838.mp4
  15. Don’t worry about us! We have long term ambitions that haven’t altered because we have missed out on promotion, that’s sport. We continue with our plans on building a fully sustainable club with a thriving community game. Congratulations to oldham
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