Leeds Rhinos: Foundation hoping to grow reunion branch of its remit

Gary Hetherington.
Gary Hetherington.
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LEEDS RHINOS are planning an annual get-together for anybody associated with rugby league in the city.

Rhinos’ Foundation already organise a reunion for players from the Leeds, Hunslet and Bramley clubs, but are now looking to expand that.

Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “We want to reconnect people involved in the game at all levels.”

The event will be staged in association with Rhinos’ players’ association and Hetherington added: “It is going to be a city of Leeds rugby league reunion lunch.

“The aim of it is to bring together anybody and everybody who has participated in rugby league throughout the city, at any time.

“We want them to be able to have a reunion with former team-mates, supporters, helpers, coaches or whoever.

“The reunion for the three professional clubs is still part of it, but we want to extend that to all sectors of the game, particularly defunct amateur teams, works and schools teams.

“It could be referees, student teams, colts teams – anybody who has had an association with the sport.

“It will be chance for people to reconnect with friends they might not have seen for years.”

This year’s lunch will be at Headingley on Saturday, June 18 and former Leeds coach Maurice Bamford will be guest of honour.

Tickets cost £25. For more information, contact contact Sam Horner on SamHorner@Leedsrhinosfoundation.org or call 07780676132.