Memorial Day embodies spirit of West Leeds club

Our Ambassador club West Leeds ARLFC hosted their annual memorial day recently to remember those connected with the club who sadly passed away during the past 12 months, as well as raise funds for chosen charities.

Taking centre stage at the club was the West Leeds Girls Under 14s match with Warrington Wolves Girls, with plenty of other activities provided for all the family including performances from Leeds All Stars Majorettes, a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola’s, food and drink stalls, music, games and more!

There was even a special visit from Rhinos first team players Brad Singleton and James Donaldson, in addition to everyone’s favourite mascot Ronnie the Rhino who once again enjoyed the chance to meet his fans, pose for pictures and show off his dancing skills.

The club is the heartbeat of the local community in West Leeds, and Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Rugby League Development Sam Horner, who helped to found the club 22 years ago, knows the importance of its members and custodians coming together on Memorial Day.

“Our junior section at West Leeds has been running for more than two decades and has recently gone through a transition. The rebuilding process has been supported by the opening of our new changing rooms and a recent refurbishment of the social club which has put the club back on-track and enhanced the offer to players and families.

“This is a great club which means so much to the local people and the turnout at the Memorial Day proves that. We’re determined to help this club rebuild again and make it the force it once was.”

West Leeds ARLFC operates teams at U7s, U9s and U13s level, alongside Girls’ teams in the U12s, U14s & U16s age-groups, with all teams now recruiting new players! No experience necessary- everyone is welcome to come learn new skills, meet new friends and keep active in a fun rugby environment!

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