RUGBY LEAGUE: FANS of Coventry Bears are being given the chance to become ambassadors of the club as part of a new volunteer programme ahead of the new season.
The Coventry Bears Ambassador Scheme is aiming to establish a network of people to engage more of the region’s schools, community rugby clubs and businesses with the club’s community programmes.
Participating schools and community rugby clubs will receive a range of benefits such as coaching by Coventry Bears players and coaches, organised rugby league competitions, participation on first team game days and match ticket discounts.
The new scheme comes after 6,000 schoolchildren were introduced to both codes of the sport by Engage! Coventry last year, and during the past nine months around 1,400 teenagers and adults have participated in Bears 5s – a five-a-side touch rugby format developed by Coventry Bears.
The club also has four junior teams, and delivers the RFL’s Sky Try initiative in schools and the wider community to improve the number of participants and spectators of rugby league.
“Interest in rugby league and rugby union have flourished over the past couple of years, to the point where we have sold a record number of season memberships for the year ahead,” said Alan Robinson, managing director at the Coventry Bears.
“We can’t afford to relax though, and the aim of our ambassador scheme is to ensure we maintain and increase the current levels of interest we already have.
Coventry Bears’ first competitive game of the season takes place on February 18 or 19 away to Oxford RLFC in the Ipro Sport League Cup, with a date yet to be confirmed.
For more information about the Coventry Bears Ambassador Scheme or the club itself visit www.coventrybears.com.
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