Parliamentary Rugby League Group welcomes Rugby OIdham as first supporters trust member
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group has welcomed its first supporters trust as a member.
Rugby Oldham, a rugby league community trust, has become an Associate Member of the Group, joining clubs at all levels as well as other organisations and individuals. Like all Associate Members, the trust shares the Group’s singular remit “to support the sport of rugby league football” and agrees to the Group’s constitution. As an Associate Member, the trust may take part in the Group’s monthly meetings in the Houses of Parliament and attend the Group’s Annual Dinner in the House of Lords.
The announcement was made by the Group’s Chairman, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland. Welcoming the trust to the Group, he said “Rugby Oldham is most welcome as an Associate member of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group.
“They share the same ethos as the Group and we encourage and support their work to develop the great game of rugby league at community level and continue the outstanding work done in Oldham in welcoming and nurturing players at all levels.”
The trust’s secretary Ian Wilson explained the thoughts behind joining the Parliamentary Group. “We decided to join the Parliamentary Rugby League Group as we have great respect for the work of those involved in supporting our game. Just like Rugby Oldham, the Group brings people together simply through the love of our game. We support the game in Oldham in whatever way we can, and we recognise those in the Group want to, and do, the same at national and international level. We’re proud of our work and proud to be a member of this Group.”