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Armchair club backs rugby league development at Sherwood Wolf Hunt

Posted onPosted on 23rd Apr
Armchair club backs rugby league development at Sherwood Wolf Hunt

Sherwood Wolf Hunt Rugby League Club, which is based in Mansfield Woodhouse, has received support for its developing junior section.

The Junior Hunters have received funding from the Armchair Club, a group of businessmen in Mansfield and Ashfield who have been backing local sports clubs, sportsmen and sportswomen for many years.

Wolf Hunt said: “We are delighted to announce that the Armchair Club are to provide financial support to our ever developing Junior section for 2020 and 2021.

“The funding will go towards providing much needed rugby league equipment, specifically for use by our Junior Hunters programme, which usually runs through the summer months.”

The Armchair Club was set up in 1982 to raise much-needed funds to provide financial support to local sports people.

Wolf Hunt added: They, alongside our community partners, Hall-Fast, have backed the Junior Hunters at a time where all community sports delivery comes to a halt due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. It serves as a real ‘shot in the arm’ and a boost for the club ahead of a huge year for the sport in 2021.”

Club chairman Adam Bates added: “We’re incredibly grateful for this offer of support, and whilst we’re not currently in action the funding enables us to purchase some new equipment in preparation for our Junior Hunters programme, whenever that may be.

“We’ve got one eye on the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, and we’re keen to have our Junior Hunters involved in what is going to be a fantastic sporting event, and one which will leave a lasting legacy for the sport of Rugby League. We’re proud that the Armchair Club recognise this and are joining us on the journey.”

The club said the Junior Hunters programme would be back up and running once the Government gives the go ahead for community sports to resume.