The resumption of activity is now drawing a little closer for the Blue and Golds. Whilst the season is scheduled to restart on May 22nd, spectators are still not allowed at matches. This could change after May 17th if the next step in the Government’s road-map for the easing of restrictions is progressed. The club do plan at least one pre-season friendly, in the meantime, but such a game would be without spectators and we would not be able to publish our usual match-day previews
.There will have been concerns, not just at NCL level but across the amateur game in general, whether some clubs would be able to survive such a long period of inactivity. However, it would seem that the game is fairly resilient at the community level. There do not appear to have been any casualties. Indeed we seem to be seeing new or reformed clubs coming on board. Local examples being: Scarborough Pirates, Bilton Bears and Kingswood joining the fold.
These are frustrating times for all of us who are passionate about amateur rugby league but we must abide by the Covid protocols. There is genuine light at the end of a very long tunnel now,