Cumbria

  • Koukash Declares Interest In Cumbria

    Former Salford Red Devils chairman, Dr Marwan Koukash is looking into the idea of a new rugby league team in Cumbria according to many reports. Cumbria has three existing professional or semi-professional teams - Barrow in the Championship and Workington Town and Whitehaven in League One. "It's a region with more fans of rugby league than football,” Koukash said to BBC Radio Manchester this week. "About three weeks ago I was in West Cumbria and it was amazing the number of kids walking around...

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  • RFL To Launch Review Of Rugby League In West Cumbria

    The future of rugby league in West Cumbria is to be the subject of a major review involving a detailed study spearheaded jointly by the RFL, Whitehaven and Workington Town. The review follows on from the success of Rugby League World Cup 2013, during which more than 14,000 people attended matches at Workington’s Derwent Park stadium, and will focus on the sustainability of professional Rugby League in West Cumbria, as well as looking at the player pathway and development opportunities from wit...

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  • Whitehaven Unable to Host World Cup Match

    ... required by the tournament. Sally Bolton RLWC2013 general manager said “When selecting Copeland as a host RLWC2013’s selection committee were very supportive of the idea of building a new stadium in Whitehaven as a way of growing the game in West Cumbria. “The fact that Copeland Borough Council are no longer able to deliver that is disappointing primarily for the people of West Cumbria, who will not benefit from being part of RLWC2013, the biggest sporting event in the UK to take place af...

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  • Samoa Cancel UK Tour

    Samoa have been forced to cancel their UK tour due to the withdrawal of government funding. Samoa were due to play Cumbria on October 17th, along with giving the England Knights a trial game and finally providing opposition for Ireland. The RFL confirmed the withdrawal stating: “The decision by Samoa to withdraw from their proposed tour at this late stage is both surprising and very disappointing.” “As we understand it, their government’s decision to withdraw funding has led to this...

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  • Cumbria Restructured As RFL Rates Academies

    ... ‘needs improvement’ and are addressing areas of weakness to build on existing strengths. 2 clubs - Catalans Dragons and City Of Hull have yet to be assessed in 2016 and results will be updated shortly. Following the assessment process, the academy in Cumbria was assessed as "weak" and will be restructured and a strategy developed with all local partners to improve the player pipeline and help talented players to reach their potential. Under the accreditation process, clubs are assessed in f...

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  • Mounsey To Chair Workington Town

    ... tribute to them for their unstinting support. “I’m personally looking forward to the challenges ahead. Our aim is for a locally based team and to build on the great work of our Community Trust to position the club at the heart of rugby league in West Cumbria. With the commitment of the board, club staff and supporters we are optimistic about the future.”...

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  • London Without The Broncos - Why Not?

    ... have confirmed that talks are underway to secure new backing. Meanwhile, the RFL has confirmed that it is exploring ways of helping by perhaps taking over control of the Broncos’ academy in order to ease the financial burden. “There is an academy in Cumbria that we run in conjunction with the professional and amateur clubs in Cumbria. That was set up with the aim of allowing aspirational young players to stay in Cumbria and it has worked really well,” the RFL’s communications manager Jo...

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  • Rugby Well Represented at Groundcare Awards

    ... criteria such as achievement, innovation and fresh thinking as well as examples of best practice, will be hosted by talkSPORT presenter Mark Saggers at York Racecourse on Thursday 6 December. They are aimed at raising industry standards and Aspatria RUFC in Cumbria and Matthew Porter from Leigh Sports Village are also representing rugby in the IOG Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year and IOG Sherriff Amenity Most Promising Sportsturf Student of the Year categories....

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  • Wigan Surpass £1m In Transfer Income

    ... Sam Hopkins (Leigh). Wigan have used money raised to invest heavily in both their training base and coaching set-up. They have also strengthened their scouting and junior networks, including appointing Rob Purdham and Jordan James to coaching roles in Cumbria and Wales respectively. Wigan Today : Warriors Surpass £1m in Transfer Fees...

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  • Disenchanted Ferres Plans To Trim Bulls Squad

    ... produce more players and retain more players. “There are a lot of things that need to be looked at – the whole strategy of the game with regards to its structure. “The two Hull clubs merging their academies and Widnes going into partnership with the Cumbria Regional Academy – I don’t where this has come from or whether it fits in with the game. “People seem to be going off and doing things without a structured approach to how we look at grading the structure below first-team level....

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