I have seen the proposals and they do look interesting, numbers playing the game across the area are decreasing in general, sounds like Selby are bucking the trend, and so looking again at what we are trying to achieve or develop with the youngest players is a good idea. My problem is with the usual RFU standpoint. Can anyone tell us what are the results from the experiment in Durham? how was it received? has it improved player involvement/retention?
The only question we are being asked is, do we start this September or next? and we have to give an answer ASAP, speak to all your coaches and parents now in May/June.
I expect the descision has already been made so lets get on with it and see what happens when we play a team outside Yorkshire who haven't started it yet.
Mr C Gull