Youth is the Answer
When I was younger I spent a small time at Rodley Rockets learning how to play rugby league. I wasnít that good mind you, but I had a wonderful time being part of a team and a community. My career as a junior rugby league player didnít get off to a good start thanks to the snow cascading down on the pitch. Lads with big reputations at school were brought to tears that day, including me, thanks to the monstrous weather.
Playing in the snow was a one off thanks to the spring been just around the corner. Once the sun was giving us mild conditions fit enough to play, it was great. Especially away games against Dewsbury and East Leeds where the hospitality after the match was second to none. I remember at Dewsbury been given a free hotdog just for standing on the pitch and doing nothing. It's still the best hotdog Iíve had to this day.
In the long run I personally found that rugby league wasnít for me and the injuries didnít help either. But what we do have in and around Leeds is a fantastic junior rugby league community that enriches the lives of youngsters all over. Itís a community where you can make new friends for life and exercise your love for the greatest game on earth.
I find it very pleasing to see that we now have a new addition to the junior rugby league community with the North Leeds Leopards. I wish them all the best I hope to hear fantastic things about them in the future as Iím sure we all do. North Leeds is sadly a place I never got to play rugby league in but thanks to the Leopards that could no longer be deprived to future generations.
Finaly if you want to enrol your child or help out at a rugby league club in leeds then feel free to contact the local club in your area.
Thanks for reading.