Small grants making a huge difference to community Rugby League

Date published: 16 January 2021

Saddleworth Rangers and a new club in Ashton, Tameside Knights, are among more than 30 rugby league clubs, schools and community organisations across England to be awarded small grants from the RLWC2021 CreatedBy programme.

Rangers have been awarded £14,500 towards the development of an additional onsite training facility and the creation of a more welcoming pitch-side environment for the use of players.

Tameside Knights have been awarded £2,700 towards kit and equipment to establish a new club which will create opportunities for adults and young people to play rugby league for the first time.

This latest round of World Cup awards, making a massive difference to the welfare of community rugby league, total almost £230,000, taking the overall total to £780,000 involving 129 recipients.

Ralph Rimmer, chief executive of the RFL, said: "This World Cup (in the autumn) is going to be the nation's biggest celebration of international sport this year and, with these grants, our Rugby League World Cup partners are building a legacy for our game beyond 2021."

RLWC2021 will kick-off at St James' Park, Newcastle on October 23 with men's, women's and wheelchair competitions taking place at the same time under one tournament banner.

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