At Huddersfield Laund Hill RUFC, our strength and success has always come from our Mini and Junior Sections. Over the years we have produced Professional, Yorkshire Counties and even International players including Eorl Crabtree, Keith Senior, Ben Harris, Kearnan Myall, Ed Barber, Adam Ryder and Gavin Stead to name but a few.
Unfortunately, during the Complex Administration and then the Covid Pandemic, the section was all but wiped out, and we started the 2022/23 season with only SEVEN Mini players signed on. Thankfully, due to the hard work and efforts of many at Laund Hill the rebuild is well under way and we now have in excess of SEVENTY Mini’s registered, training / playing regularly and enjoying their rugby – a remarkable achievement in only six months.
The ‘Sponsor a Mini’ initiative, was started unprompted by one of the Senior Mens players – Reece Geisler, who upon hearing of our plans for the minis offered to pay a £30 mini annual membership and was quickly followed up by many in the Senior Mens and Womens teams wishing to show their support for the youngest members of our club. For me, this spirit shows exactly what we’re about as a club.
The ‘Sponsor a Mini’ initiative allows us to offer FREE and Discounted Memberships to any of our mini families who might be struggling in these unprecedented times with the cost of living crisis and ensures that our great sport of Rugby Union is open to all.
If you’d like to contribute to the scheme please contact our Treasurer – Stuart Dyke on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07725 951648.
If you’d like to take up the offer of a FREE or Discounted Mini Membership, please mention it, no questions asked, when registering.
For any further info please contact Andy Appleby on email@example.com