Wigan Warriors join Parliamentary Rugby League
Following last week’s meeting of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Wigan Warriors Chairman Ian Lenagan has confirmed the Super League club will join the Group as an Associate Member.
The Warriors join fellow Super League club Bradford Bulls, Championship One side Oxford RL, and London community club Brentwood Eels, as well as a range of other organisations and individuals as Associate Members.
The Group’s Chairman is Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland. He explained the role of Associate Membership and welcomed the Cherry and Whites to the Group. “The sole remit of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group is to support rugby league. It’s something that we take very seriously and we rely on people providing us with their thoughts. We couldn’t operate in the way we do without our supporters and Associate Members and we are very appreciative of their time and effort.
“It’s great to have another Super League club involved in the Group and they are most welcome.”
The Warriors are represented by Group member and MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy. She said “I am delighted that the Warriors have joined the Parliamentary Rugby League Group as an Associate Member. This is a particularly active Group in Parliament and to have a club such as Wigan involved is hugely beneficial.
“As a big part of the Wigan community, it’s terrific to be able to engage directly with the club and hear how I and the Group can support the sport in the town, nationally and internationally.”
Lenagan announced Wigan’s intention to join at the meeting in Parliament as MPs and Associate Members heard his take on the success of last season’s double winners and the national and international game. He said “this is an important body within our sport and it is great to see such a group of decision makers taking an active and impartial interest.
“I feel they can bring even more to the sport and it is for these reasons that Wigan Warriors is joining and supporting the Group.”
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group comprises circa 70 MPs and Peers and welcomes individual or organisations as Associate Members. It meets monthly when the House of Commons is sitting and Associate Members are welcome to attend meeting. Anyone who would like more information or wants to join they should visit www.apprlg.org.uk.
Ian Lenagan (centre) receives a Group tie from Greg Mulholland MP and Lisa Nandy MP