Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to bring something unique to the district by launching our all-new ‘All Nations Rugby League’ programme.
As a district with a wealth of different ethnic backgrounds, the Foundation wants to bring in fresh measures to increase participation in the sport throughout the population.
Since Super League began in 1996, the sport has grown magnificently, with many great players from overseas inspiring the next generation to join our game.
With the 2021 season now reaching its conclusion, we want to use the Wakefield Trinity brand to increase participation throughout the sport, primarily looking at adults (16+) of Nigerian, Polish and Muslim dissent.
Sessions will begin on Monday, 4th October and will run for an eight-week period from 6:30 to 7:30pm and will be jam-packed with loads of Rugby League activities for beginners and astute professionals.
Speaking as the only Turkish player currently residing in the Trinity side, first-team forward, Yusuf Aydin, is proud to play for a club with this ambition and hopes more players of ethnic backgrounds will get involved.
“I think it is great that the Foundation is putting on a programme to source and upskill players of all multicultural backgrounds.
“The game has grown enormously only last 20 years and to keep the sport fresh, we need the next generation to get involved.
“Offering players of Polish, Nigerian and Muslim origins the opportunity to play the sport is another step in the right direction.”
This isn’t the first project of this nature the Foundation has delivered in the past. Over the last few years, we have been looking at new ways to engage other ethnicities in our sport.
This is why, back in 2019, with the support of former RL star, Ade Adebisi, EKO Trinity was launched, an all-new side competing in Nigeria.
After a successful couple of years, the sport has grown above expectation and now is played on a week-by-week basis across the country and has had a positive effect on the sport over in that part of the world.
Speaking on the launch of our new programme, former Super League and NRL star, Adebisi, said, “What the Foundation is doing to promote the sport to people of all backgrounds across the district is outstanding!
“The power of sport can unite anybody, no matter their ethnicity and I, for one, am proud to be associated with the club.”
To find out more about our All Nations RL or EKO Trinity projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.