Don’t fall into the trap of "people know where we are so, if they are interested in Rugby League, they will know where to find us."
Go where people are, engage with them and talk about Rugby League.
Work hard at getting the contact details of people participating and watching and follow up interest by sending texts and emails.
Why not hold an open day at your club and show people what you are all about.
You could also consider taking part in community and charity events in the local area.
Share activities you are organising or participating in on social media, both on your own accounts and on local community pages on Facebook, where active audiences thrive.
Experience shows that clubs who are perceived as being hubs for their communities and engage with people form their local area, find it far easier to recruit new members and players at all levels.
A good example would be former rugby-league.com Club of the Week Stanningley SARLC, who have strong relationships across all areas of the community and professional game. This has helped the club raise money for charitable causes, while they host 17 teams in total, from age four to six training sessions, to three Open Age men’s teams and a Ladies team.
Social Media is the easiest and cheapest way to spread the word about your club. Here are some useful tips: