Telford Raiders Covid-19 update.
We trust all our members, players and supporters are in the best possible health at this trying time. The suspension of all our activities continues in line with the advice of government and the RFL. We had all hoped that we would be closer to a return to normal, by now, but clearly social distancing, staying home and staying safe remains essential for the health of the nation.
The welfare of everyone involved, the sustainability of the club, and getting ready for the return of the sport continues to be key now, over the weeks ahead. Telford Raiders are in a good position to get through this testing time; financially we are sound, and we should be able to return to action as soon as permissible, whether that’s weeks or months is impossible to say right now. Our responsibilities to Rugby League communities, our families and local communities and our wonderful NHS workers, remain front of mind for all of us.
Kelly Barrett, Head of Delivery, Community Game Competitions at the RFL has said:
‘These are such challenging times for everyone, but from my privileged position working with the Community Game for the RFL, it’s been truly uplifting to see Rugby League people pulling together. We’re not getting carried away – we know that there are a lot of hard times ahead, for all sections of the game.
But I think there’s a growing confidence and determination that if we keep working closely together, Rugby League can emerge from this completely unique crisis with the foundations to build a bright future.’
Team Rugby League activities are on hold, but as we wait for the action to restart, Rugby League stars are sharing their skills with the next generation - and keeping everyone connected to the sport.
The Rugby Football League have launched the #SkillToPlay online initiative, which showcases some of the game’s finest players and helps children and young people to emulate the skills of their heroes.
Freely available via https://www.rugby-league.com/skill_to_play and Our League, #SkillToPlay inspires children through a range of exciting skills and drills, including how to touchdown like the Tommies (Johnstone and Makinson), and run like Regan Grace.
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