Mancunians hosted the largest ever Manchester schools rugby league festival at their Hough End home yesterday.
Six year seven boys teams from across Manchester – a number which is expected to rise to double figures once Mancunians’ five point plan continues its roll out – enjoyed a series of nine-a-side games with East Manchester based Wright Robinson College being crowned winners, beating Manchester St Peters in a closely fought Grand Final.
Salford Red Devils’ Mason Caton Brown was on hand to present the winners trophy saying that there were some fantastic skills on show and that he was looking forward to seeing their careers develop over the next few years.
Mancunians Director, Stefan Hopewell welcomed the schools to the club and said: “I have been involved in Rugby League in Manchester for approaching twenty years and it is a delight to see young people from Moss Side, Gorton, Burnage and Wythenshawe playing Rugby League. We are beginning to have a vibrant Rugby League scene thanks to Mancunians, Salford Red Devils and Manchester Rangers. Mancunians have a robust strategy to continue our current growth path and we are well on our way to achieving our 20:20 vision of having 1,000 participants annually by 2020.