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MP Makes Union with Local Rugby Club

Alex Sobel MP has pledged to help boost recruitment at local cookridge rugby Leeds Modernians.

Leeds Modernians have been in the area for over 100 years, fielding Rugby, Cricket and Football teams week by week. The club is currently calling for all the support it can get to build a larger selection of players at the club. Alex met with Sam Glassup (veteran player and organiser) to discuss methods on how to increase engagement and build a stronger foundation of players at the club.

Alex said “I urge anyone who is interested in participating in rugby, at whatever level to attend any events. This doesn’t just involve competitive sport, but also a vibrant social calendar, social rugby and potentially engaging with cricket or football.”

Sam recently released an article in “North Leeds Life” hoping for support with the issue. Within the article he accentuated the need for clubs to work together and play for the “good of the game”.

Sam was pleased to gain the support of his local MP, he said “It was great to meet with Alex and discuss the challenges that we face as a local rugby club, particularly in terms of recruitment and retention of players.”

Please see the Modernians website for more details:


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