30th May 2018, 15:55 | Community

This Week in Grassroots | 30 May 2018

This Week in Grassroots | 30 May 2018

South West Magic Weekend

The South West Rugby League season got underway on Saturday, and will be showcased at Newton Abbot RFC this weekend in a triple-header of action.

Hosts Teignbridge Trojans kick off the action at 12pm with a clash against Saltash Essayons.

Then 2pm sees Cornish Rebels go head-to-head with Tarka Storm before the curtain comes down as Exeter Centurions take on Dorset County Giants, 4pm kick off.

Catch the action this Saturday at Newton Abbot RFC (TQ12 3AD).


Providing vital funds for clubs across the UK for a decade, Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs the chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club.

They award grants of £500, £750 and £1000. However, to mark their tenth year they are awarding one special club £10,000 to do something extraordinary.

'Cash4Clubs' will run until August 6, 2018 and winners will be contacted in September.

View more details HERE.

Newham Dockers seek new Head Coach

Newham Dockers are on the lookout for a new Open Age Head Coach. Contact dockersrl@hotmail.co.uk to find out more.



Join the Rugby Football League-endorsed Rugby League Conference Facebook group today.

Search 'Rugby League Conference' on Facebook, request to join and start networking with clubs.

The group is open to all UK-based Men's teams.

First PDL fixture takes place

The first-ever Player Development League fixture took place earlier this month as Bassetlaw Bulldogs took on Immingham Wasps.

The Player Development League was launched earlier this year with the aim of giving more youth and junior players and teams more chances to play.

Want to arrange a fixture for your (u18s and below) team? Search 'Player Development League' on Facebook, request to join and start networking with fellow clubs today.


A reminder that ALL grassroots clubs can access a range of support from the Rugby Football League including free marketing and promotion assets and materials to help with player recruitment in schools and the local community.

Marketing and design support has already been provided to a number of clubs.

To access this support, please contact Tom Brindle E: tom.brindle@rfl.co.uk.