Leeds Rhinos legend Brett Delaney is encouraging more men to try out Masters Rugby with the newly formed Weetwood Rhinos Masters team.
Delaney, who retired from professional rugby this year, is now working with Leeds Rhinos Foundation and is helping to get more people active and playing Rugby League as coach of the Weetwood Masters team.
Masters Rugby League is a social version of rugby for men over 35. It is a non-competitive game, with a focus on enjoyment and having a good time on and off the pitch. There are no winners in the games, no leagues, no Cup Finals and all games end in a 0-0 draw.
The training sessions are held at Sports Park Weetwood on Mondays and Thursdays and players with all skill levels and abilities are welcome.
Delaney, who won three Grand Finals with the Rhinos, said: “The sessions are really enjoyable and there is a lot of camaraderie among the players. I would encourage men who have played rugby in the past or who would like to give it a go for the first time to come down and give it a go. It’s an accessible version of the sport, a great way to keep fit and also have fun.
“When I got the opportunity to coach the programme, I couldn’t turn it down. To give men, who possibly haven’t played for a while, the chance to get back on the field was important to me and hopefully I can share my knowledge of the game with them too.”
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Venue: Sports Park Weetwood
Times: Mondays and Thursdays 7-8.30pm
Age: Men over 35 welcome
Cost: £4 per person
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