Manchester Rugby League Club Mancunians RL will launch their ages 13-16 academy tomorrow evening at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, beginning at 6pm. (Click here for Facebook event).
Youth Rugby League in Manchester gained a huge boost from the Australia Rugby League side on Thursday when several Kangaroos stars helped launch the inaugural Mancunians Rugby League Schools Tournament.
See what some of the Junior Mancunians had to say about meeting the players and hear how four of the world’s great rugby league stars began playing the sport:
Wright Robinson victorious
East Manchester’s Wright Robinson overcame rugby league schools from around the city to be crowned champions. Mancunians RL Head of Sports Development Christian Chow was impressed by the standard of youth rugby in Manchester.
“Even though other teams had some talented individuals, Wright Robinson looked more organised.
“It showed in the matches that they have played for a while and that experience and team structure was the reason they performed so well.”
Chow held special praise for the four Australian stars, Sam Thaiday, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jarryd Hayne and Corey Parker who mentored all the sides and handed the medals and trophy to the winning team.
“To give a chance for the kids to speak with and interact with the Kangaroo players was brilliant.
” It also helped that the Kangaroos were proactive in interacting with the teams by coaching them and speaking with them. In some of the matches they were coaching the teams from behind their lines with the referee’s permission.”
Junior Mancunians Rugby League Academy launches Friday 15 November, 6pm at Parrs Wood High School and will continue every Friday there on. All abilities and experience welcome, and there’s no need to pre-register, just come down and give one of the world’s fastest growing sports a try.
Parrs Wood High School: