The North Yorkshire area, is divided into 8 districts; they are Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby. The main Rugby League heartlands are York and Selby, but there are a number of different clubs forming in none Rugby league areas, which is great to see.
As a region there are over 1,000 registered players participating at 11 community Rugby League clubs; they are Heworth, New Earwick All Blacks, York Acorn, Brotherton Bulldogs, Selby Warriors, Sherburn Bears, Northallerton Stallions, Scarborough Pirates, Yorkshire Coast Titans, York Locomotaives, Wetherby Bulldogs.
The York City Knights are the local professional club in the area they currently compete in the Co-operative Championship. The Knights play at Huntington Stadium, York and have a 1stteam, Reserves and an under 18’s Scholarship.
There are over 2,500 High School children participating in Rugby League. The percentage of North Yorkshire Schools participating in Rugby League is rising every year. This is down to the excellent Carnegie Champion Schools Competition. Schools get the chance to compete local through to national and the best teams get to play at Wembley Stadium, this runs on the same weekend as the Carnegie Challenge Cup. North Yorkshire has had a couple of Carnegie Champion School finalist in 2010 such as Settle Middle School (Girls, Year 7) and Settle College (Girls, Year 10).
North Yorkshire has three full time RFL Community Rugby League coaches who deliver rugby sessions in the local area. People new to Rugby league have benefit from coaching sessions because of lack of exposure to the sport. They are employed to deliver rugby sessions such as touch, TAG, masters, schools and club level in North Yorkshire.
If you would like more information please contact Nick Settle, North Yorkshire Service Area Co-ordinator,
Tel: 01904 553440