Rovers team up with Workington

Super League outfit Hull KR and Championship club Workington have joined forces in a ground-breaking partnership.

The new partnership will be officially launched later this month when the two clubs meet in a pre-season friendly at Derwent Park.

Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith told the club’s website that excited by the link-up.

“We’re very pleased to forge a partnership with Workington and look forward to sharing knowledge and experience with them both on and off the field,” he said.

“It’s an exciting link-up between the two clubs and we’re very much looking forward to working closely with everyone at Workington who, just like at Hull KR, are very passionate about helping their club continuously improve and develop.”

The agreement will include a series of coaching and development sessions in Workington while coaches will be invited to visit Hull KR and experience a Super League environment.

It also hoped that the partnership will have commercial benefits and create opportunities for player development.

“We’ve been looking to link-up with a Super League club for a while now and we’re delighted that the partnership is with Hull KR,” said Workington chairman Dave Bowden.

“Both Cumbria and Hull are hotbeds of rugby league talent and I’m certain the partnership will enable both clubs to develop.”

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