Community Rugby League set to return

Community Rugby League set to return The long-awaited return of Rugby League’s community game is set to be approved this week.

Government sign-off on the RFL’s Return of Community Rugby League Action Plan is imminent. The phased plan outlines the return of non-contact Rugby League – including social formats such as Touch and Try Tag Rugby League.

This phase will be followed, subject to a review led the RFL’s Clinical Advisory Group at the end of August, by a phased return to full contact Rugby League.

Marc Lovering, RFL Director of Participation and Development, says:

“This is a major step forward for the community game and we were able to share the news with community game stakeholders first hand yesterday (Tuesday 4 August) via a series of webinars focused on Community Rugby League.

“When our entire sport was brought to an abrupt halt in March, some parts of the community game were playing and some were yet to begin their seasons. We knew then that resumption would be fluid and complicated.

“We didn’t want to arbitrarily curtail league and cup competitions too quickly, but instead wanted to work closely with leagues, foundations and clubs, and to respond to the situation as it unfolded.

“We have taken a long-term approach to the evolving situation around the public health and the lockdown of sports, with the aim of keeping as many options for as long as possible.

“The impact on the community game has been severe and, sadly, there will be insufficient time to complete competitions once full contact Community Rugby League returns. Our focus now is on supporting clubs with localised friendly fixtures in the Autumn.” A return to full contact Rugby League would involve modifications, including the removal of scrums.


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SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

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We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

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You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

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