Rugby League: Fund raising appeal launched to help Hornets

Date published: 13 February 2018

An appeal has been launched to help Rochdale Hornets overcome financial difficulty.

The supporter-owned rugby league club, run as a co-operative, is seeking to raise £5,000.

Fund raising organiser Jim Stringer said: “In the nine years Hornets has existed as a co-operative, it has been prudently managed on a very tight budget - and has been fortunate to see success on the field, often against great odds.

“With the 2018 season upon us, the club has experienced a couple of financial setbacks. The failure of two key sponsors left a shortfall in funding the modest budget set for this year.

“As a community-focused club, Hornets is not just about competing at a national level, we want to make rugby league as accessible as possible for the people of Rochdale in as many ways as we can.”

Through the club’s sporting foundation, Rochdale Hornets undertakes coaching in local schools, runs childrens’ programmes, a ladies team, and a seniors team, and runs a heritage programme for the club.

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