New Leeds rugby academy's search for volunteers

A new Rugby League academy that aims to develop young talent in Leeds is appealing for volunteers.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 25th August 2016, 10:36 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 11:39 am
Morley Cricket Club.
Morley Cricket Club.

The LS27 Spartans, which are backed by Leeds Rhinos, opened this month at its new base at Morley Cricket Club.

And club bosses are now searching for coaches and volunteers and coaches to help run the academy’s first age group of under 7s.

More than 100 children from Leeds took part in a launch event, supported by the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, earlier this month.

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It featured Rugby League taster sessions with former Rhinos prop Nick Scruton, who grew up in the area, and pupils from Churwell Primary School took part.

A spokesperson for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, which helped organise the session, said: “With support from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, who also helped with the recruitment drive by delivering sessions to year 1 and 2 pupils in local school Churwell Primary. the launch event proved to be a huge success involving over 100 juniors throughout the night.”

The club was launched as part of the foundation’s Ambassador scheme.

Once the under 7s team is developed, it will be officially entered into a competitive league next year.

The young Spartans train on Tuesdays, from 5.30pm-6.30pm, at Morley Cricket and Sports Club, on Scatcherd Lane.

For more information about joining, volunteering or coaching, search ‘LS27 Spartans’ on Facebook.