Sky Sports News showcases Rugby League
Sky Sports News will be showcasing different ways to get involved in Rugby League on Saturday morning as part of its ‘Get Involved’ series of special reports.
The programme which will be aired every hour between 7.00am and 11.00am will have particular focus on the success of Masters Rugby League as well as the rapid development of the sport in London and the South East.
With the kick-off of the new summer-based playing season less than two months away there has never been a better time to get involved in Rugby League.
If you’re interested in playing Rugby League you can use the RFL’s club finder tool to quickly find your nearest community clubs: RFL club Finder
There are also other versions of the sport to suit everyone.
If you’re 35 or over then Masters Rugby League could be the game for you. Masters is a strictly social version of the sport and the rules are slightly modified to cater for the older player.
There are no winners, no champions and no cup finals because Masters is all the spirit of the game.
If you’re new to the sport, Touch Rugby League is a great introduction to the greatest game and is good for fitness, toning and being active without visiting the gym; it’s also a great social game which you can play with your friends.
It’s simple and easy to learn, and there is no tackling involved like in the full contact game, a simple touch constitutes a play the ball so there is minimal risk of injury. For more information visit the Touch Rugby League section of the website.
Alternatively there is Wheelchair Rugby League which is quite unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.
No matter what gender or age all players compete on level playing field which is created by the use of wheelchairs and some slight adaptations of the rules of Rugby League.
You don’t just have to play the sport to be involved in Rugby League as there are also fantastic opportunities for Match Officials , Coaches and Volunteers to get involved.
For more information on grassroots Rugby League follow @CommunityRL on Twitter.