The John Holmes Memorial Award and Rob Burrow’s Testimonial year both benefit the local Amateur Rugby League community club East Leeds.
As part of the of Rob Burrow’s Testimonial year he was at East Leeds ARLFC on two counts. Promotion of the Rob Burrow’s October half term Rugby Coaching ‘Master Class Camp’ taking place at the Leeds Rugby Academy facilities. The Camp is headed up by the Leeds Rhinos Academy Coaching staff, with Rob attending and coaching the players attending each day. He was also at East Leeds ARLFC for a photo call with the East Leeds under 15’s after they received a kit from Stag Sports.
As part of the of Rob Burrow's Testimonial year he was at East Leeds ARLFC on two counts. Promotion of the Rob Burrow's October half term Rugby Coaching 'Master Class Camp' taking place at the Leeds Rugby Academy facilities. The Camp is headed up by the Leeds Rhinos Academy Coaching staff, with Rob attending and coaching the players attending each day. He was also at East Leeds ARLFC for a photo call with the East Leeds under 15's after they received a kit from Stag Sports.
Back in July at the Leeds Rugby Foundation Celebration of Rugby League Dinner, the John Holmes Memorial Award was awarded to Malcolm Waite, President of East Leeds Club. The award was also supported by the community clubs kit and equipment supplier Stag Sports. Graham Beales, managing Director of the company kindly gifted a full kit to the East Leeds 15s and branded the kit with the Leeds Rugby Foundation's logo 'Changing Lives Through Sport'.
Graham was quoted to say “As a Middleton lad growing up and playing Rugby League I saw the benefits of sport at an early age. Community Amateur Rugby League has all the attributes and skills that life demands, discipline, teamwork and dedication, all possessed by John Holmes. I am proud to support such a great sport.”
Rob Burrow recalled his time as an Amateur player and praised the dedication and hard work of the community clubs and spoke of his time coaching the successful under 15’s Leeds Rhinos Scholarship side, players who come from clubs like East Leeds.
Sam Horner Community Development officer was in attendance at the club and went on to say “As the Leeds Rugby Foundation community development officer specifically working with the 30 plus community clubs in Leeds I am so pleased to see local businesses supporting the Amateur game in this way and also Rob Burrow for giving his time up, especially at the time of the play-offs, goes to show Leeds Rhinos players commitment to the game at all levels.
Rob Burrow spoke about his 'Coaching Master Class' , October half term for High School kids aged 11- 16 year old. The camp is taking place over a 3 day period at the Leeds Rugby Academy, Kirkstall: Tuesday 25th October – Thursday 27th October between 9am and 3.00pm. There are only 100 places up for grabs on a first come first served basis. Led by Leeds Rhinos Academy and Youth Development Coaches with top class coaching advice and personal input from Rob himself, this is one camp you don’t want to miss.