Boost for Rugby League in Cumbria
Community Rugby League clubs in Cumbria will enjoy a number of long term benefits including up to 40 newly qualified coaches thanks to an RFL led project which has been assisted by a grant from Copeland council.
This grant has been matched by the RFL and the total investment will develop the coaching and volunteer workforce in the region which will help all participating clubs achieve Club Mark accreditation.
Anthony Atherton, RFL Cumbria Regional Development Manager said: “This volunteer project will deliver a number of great benefits for Rugby League in Cumbria and we’re delighted to have secured the funding.
“The initiative will deliver sustainable benefits for all the Rugby League clubs involved and enable them to gain coaching and volunteer accreditation.
“The grant will allow us to train 40 coaches to UKCC Level 1 or 2 who will then transfer into Rugby League volunteering opportunities at clubs, festivals and events.
“It will also pay for 40 Club Welfare Officers to complete Safeguarding & Protection Children and Time To Listen courses; in addition a further 40 club officials will be able to attend A Club for All courses which will ensure that clubs remain open and accessible to the whole community.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to help community clubs in the area and will leave a positive legacy with those involved.”