The second-year anniversary of the opening of the Cadishead Rhinos Rugby League Club Clubhouse passed by silently, with the building closed until the Government advises it is safe to re-open following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Behind the scenes the club is celebrating a ‘bumper’ year and, despite being unable to use the Lords Street clubhouse for the final 3 weeks of the year, their participation figures were up by 31% last year with 11,874 participants this year compared to 9,019 in their first year at the new clubhouse.
Club secretary Paul Elliott attributes this success to the hard work by all the club’s volunteers and the growth of its junior, ladies and master’s sections. He went on to add “The clubhouse has helped to attract new players at all levels and we go from strength to strength.”
Outside of the Rhinos own activities, it has also played host to a number of Retro Running events, was a training base for the North West student squad and the home ground for Salford Universities rugby league fixtures.
With the 2021 Rugby League World Cup taking place in England the club will be hoping for further growth over the next year hopefully with the increased media attention this will bring to the fantastic sport of Rugby League.