Wales RL to benefit from Welsh Government funding

Wales RL have been offered £200,000 of the Welsh Government’s funding package which helps spectator sports that have been affected by the pandemic.

Wales RL has been offered £200,000 to assist League 1 clubs North Wales Crusaders and West Wales Raiders, plus the Welsh domestic clubs and the Welsh international sides who have lost gate receipts in 2020. The funding will be based on income generated from gate receipts in 2019.

The revenue funding package will be allocated to Wales RL directly from the Welsh Government.

Wales RL chief executive Gareth Kear said: “This is very welcome news as we build towards the Rugby League World Cup later this year.

“I am happy that our lobbying, together with Sport Wales, has been recognised by Government. The loss of fans has had a negative effect on revenue which is the lifeblood of clubs in our communities.

“Whilst I have been very impressed by how resilient our clubs have been during this pandemic, this fund is a huge boost for our professional and community clubs.”

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