Hull KR and Dewsbury extend dual-registration partnership

Hull KR have extended their dual-registration partnership with Championship side Dewsbury for the 2021 campaign.

The clubs have been dual-registration partners in 2020 – and have confirmed they will be continuing the link next year.

Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer said: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to renew our dual-registration partnership with Hull KR.

“They were very accommodating in setting up the agreement and in agreeing to the pre-season friendly which will hopefully prove to be a massive boost to us at an important part of the preparations for next season.

“They have a good squad of players with good attitudes instilled in to them by a quality coach as we saw from the way both Will Oakes and Matty Gee performed in our colours. As I know chief executive Mike Smith has said it is important that Super League, Championship and League 1 clubs all work together.

“There is no doubt that the pandemic will affect the way clubs are run even after we are back to the new normal. I’d like to think that we are all one big rugby league family and the help and assistance we have received from Hull KR has filled me with a lot of hope for our game in the future. I would like to thank them for their co-operation.

“Like ourselves, Hull KR have a realistic vision for the future and hopefully by working together we can jointly help our clubs achieve the success that the hard work of all concerned deserves.”

Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith added: “The partnership we have with Dewsbury never really got going due to the pandemic. However, going forward, Super League, Championship and League 1 clubs need to work together to help each other and the game prosper. Therefore, we have agreed to extend the partnership for the 2021 season.

“Tony (Smith, Hull KR coach) and I met with Mark (Sawyer) and Lee (Greenwood, Dewsbury coach) a couple of weeks ago and it was a really constructive meeting. We like their vision for their club and they like ours. There is so much we can do to help each other with the players, staff and sharing of ideas and best practices.

“I personally am looking forward to seeing it develop.”

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