Mirfield Stags set to launch junior section

Hillrich Park, the home of Mirfield Stags, who are looking to launch a junior section to their club.
Hillrich Park, the home of Mirfield Stags, who are looking to launch a junior section to their club.

Mirfield Stags have outlined plans to create a thriving junior section in a bid cement a long and successful future for rugby league in the town.

The club is set to unveil an exciting rugby tots programme, aimed at children aged between three and six years old, and are hoping to launch Under-12s and Under-16s sides as early as next year.

The two teams would likely ply their trade in the Yorkshire Junior League from March 2016, with matches taking place throughout the summer.

In order to make this a possibility, the club is seeking to recruit a junior chairman, a junior secretary, coaching, medical and team management staff.

Coaches ideally need to carry a Level Two certificate in rugby league, although the club are willing to fund courses in order to meet the Rugby Football League’s requirements.

First aiders must have a valid first aid certificate and all other parties’ involvement is subject to DBS and CRB checks.

A Stags spokesperson said: “It gives us great pleasure to be able to announce the launch of the club’s exciting new junior section.

“We are now hoping to hear from people out there in the local area who would like to be involved in the running of the section, as the second phase of our grand plan becomes a reality.

“We have enjoyed a phenomenal first full year of existence and this very much represents the next step as we aim to eventually bring National Conference League rugby to Mirfield.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the future development of rugby league in Mirfield.

“This area has a proud history of producing world-class talent and we would love nothing more than to help create the next Sam Burgess or Alex Walmsley.”

Anyone interested should e-mail info@mirfieldstags.co.uk, with a meeting set to be staged in January.