Super League Trophy on Tour

As part of Leeds Rugby Foundation’s intention to give as many people as possible the chance to have access to the Super League Trophy, won in such sensational style at Old Trafford, Sam Horner, Leeds Rhinos Community Development Officer, has started his tour around the community clubs in the city.

The first stop was at Stanningley, where he was met by over a hundred players from the Under-8s to Under-12s, along with the girls Under-14s, and parents.

Rhinos first team squad member Luke Ambler assisted and was extremely informative during his question and answer session, which was followed by photos and signings. Ronnie Rhinos was a great hit with the younger ones and the trophy was the centrepiece.

Ty Barker, Stanningley’s Under-11s coach at the club commented, “The event was really appreciated by all the players and parents and although some of the youngsters have held the Trophy before, this time it was a little more special for us all as the Rhinos were not expected to win last season, it was a sweet victory”.

Next stop was Oulton Raiders and another great reception in a full room that included the club’s youngest team, Rocky’s Giants. Over 40 players, ranging from 3 to 6 years old, danced to the rhythms of coach and DJ Stephen “Rocky” Whitehead, who has just received the BBC Unsung Hero Award for the Yorkshire Region.

Luke Ambler again spent time engaging with the children and their parents. Ronnie was followed all over the room and photos with the Trophy, Ronnie and Luke were very popular.
“The attendance of both venues was a testimony to the links with the community clubs in Leeds and we are more than happy to parade our silverware for those at the grassroots because they contribute to the success.”
Next stop was Chapeltown Cougars and West Leeds ARLFC.

For a full programme of the Trophy on Tour Events please refer to Leeds Rugby Foundation web site.