Manchester Rugby League club Mancunians RL foresee large numbers at the launch of Junior Mancunians Academy this Friday after Australian stars Daly Cherry-Evans, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker and Jarred Hayne gave a helping hand at the inaugural Mancunians Year 10 Rugby League Schools Tournament yesterday.
Junior Mancunians Rugby League Academy launches for 13-16 year old boys at Parrs Wood High School, Didsbury this Friday at 6pm and Daly Cherry-Evans knows how important the Kangaroos influence is for the young people of Manchester.
“It’s part of our job to get out and spread the Rugby league gospel” Said Cherry-Evans speaking to BBC North West Tonight.
Mancunians Chairman Stefan Hopewell is proud of how his club continue working hard with schools around Manchester to grow Rugby League in a soccer-mad city.
“I’m delighted to have seen so many players from a number of different schools take the time out to come down and enjoy it here with the Australian team.” Hopewell told Rugby League World Cup reporters on Thursday.
The Kangaroos were taking time out from their busy RLWC2013 training schedule to attend the school ahead of their quarter final match against USA on Saturday 16th November, 1pm at the Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium, Wrexham.
The Aussie stars spent a couple of hours coaching the teams and providing advice to the young players who have been inspired to play Rugby League after watching the Rugby League World Cup on television, before presenting the winning side Wright Robinson College with the inaugural Mancunians RL Year 10 Schools trophy.
Mancunians Chairman Hopewell see a bright future for Rugby League in the city and encourages anyone under 16 who has been inspired by Rugby League World Cup 2013 to make their way to Didsbury on Friday and give the sport a try.
“We’ve had 5 school teams here today and all of the schools will now enter the Mancunians Cup, which is a round robin tournament with the finals being held next Spring. We launch our Rugby League academy takes place this Friday, Nov 15th at Parrswood Sports Centre and all boys aged 13 to 16 are welcome to come down and try youth Rugby League out.”
No previous Rugby experience is necessary to attend Fridays session starting 6pm at Parrs Wood High School, M20 5PG. Metrolink stop: East Didsbury and lots of bus connections available.
For further information contact Stefan Hopewell 07977486236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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