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  1. In Cumbria all our local clubs will struggle finically, rugby and football alike, but what I can definitely tell you is, as Cumbrians we have without doubt the best supporters of all in our amateur and semi pro sports, once all this is over the supporters and the community's will pull together in what any way it takes to keep all our clubs going. Cumbrian and proud, Stay safe people
  2. Cant see any finical help coming from the rfl, they have finical troubles themselves, Please share, Thank you.
  3. JMB

    Ottawa Aces

    A lot of players have been unable to play because of visa restrictions, think both barrow and Haven had problems when they went to Canada
  4. JMB

    Ottawa Aces

    Defiantly Gilly, but our other big problem that the local leagues are facing now are the rfl, every single team have to have a GDM, first aider, team manager and coach for every fixture, and all of these roles have to be undertaken by a single individual, no individual can take on 2 roles, people may say, its only 4 people, but anyone who is involved with youth rugby will realise how hard it is to get volunteers, but then you have to get these volunteers to undertake a first aid, GDM and child protection courses, about £110 for each individual, then its the coach, his own course will be £210 for level 2, plus other bits required to complete the course £80, every team from under 6 through to open age must have these individuals at every game, the grassroots clubs are being treated like professional clubs who have paid employees who undertake these posts, maybe the Yorkshire/Lancashire clubs can attract these volunteers, but we in Cumbria haven't got the volume of people that they can attract. Not sure what if any is the way forward for amateur rugby league in Cumbria.
  5. Think both strugling with long term injurys,
  6. Its a joke shouting for Charlo to go already, but he can only recruit if he had the cash to recruit with. personally think a couple of big hard running props would make a big difference to them,
  7. That has a bit to do with it, but for some reason it hasn't got the glamour it once had, you just have to look at the attendance numbers at the final,
  8. But a lot of the amateur players are not interested in playing for the county anymore, its less important to them, just like both the Challenge cup and Barla cup, clubs don't enter because the players are not interested.
  9. What you have to understand is that, he will now be training in a different environment, under a professional coach, he will also be playing with a higher calibre of player, no disrespect to elbra, all this will improve his skill levels, fitness and attitude, so what ever CT has seen in the lad he must be confident enough that he can make a good addition to the team.
  10. Think every player should be judged on the way they adapt in to the semi pro game, not sure if you can fully make an assumption that just because the player comes in from the local league he hasn't got the poetical to play at a higher level,
  11. cant beat good competition I,n the league
  12. That's what its all about, but once the players have stepped up to the pro game it gives other team members the opportunity to step up, and that always helped by having a good youth section,
  13. JMB

    This Sunday

    But you have to have that attidue and desire to want it,
  14. JMB

    This Sunday

    He is just one of them players that every team would love to have on board.
  15. Going to be a tight affair, think the weather will also have effect on the score line, but will definitely come down to the team that adjust best to the conditions,
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