Clubs across the county have been getting behind Yorkshire Carnegie ahead of their 2015-16 Greene King IPA RFU Championship campaign.

Ahead of Bryan Redpath’s side taking on Jersey in their season opener last Sunday, players and staff from Yorkshire Carnegie visited Moortown, West Leeds, Sandal, Cleckheaton, Roundhegians, Yarnbury, West Park Leeds, Otley, Baildon, Morley, Aireborough and Bradford Salem to meet their young players on their registration day and promote their free junior membership offer.

To help support recruitment within local clubs community manager Adam Blades organised for the 12 clubs to receive a visit from a first team squad player. As well as getting the chance to meet the players each club’s junior members were offered a free season ticket to watch Yorkshire Carnegie throughout the 2015-2016 championship season.

Commenting on the day Blades said: "It was great that all that our players were able to attend these registration days. We have always been committed to developing the game of rugby within Yorkshire and days like this we feel really do help local clubs increase their playing and support base. A big thank you must go out to the 14 Yorkshire Carnegie players who attended the many clubs on Sunday morning and helped out in many ways, coaching, liaising with coaches and parents and distributing the free season ticket application forms. We are really excited about the season ahead with many community visits already planned within many clubs around Yorkshire and It is great having players who are keen to visit these clubs and support our plans."
 
At the Yorkshire Carnegie game the juniors from West Leeds RUFC were invited to come along to be part of the club’s community activity and their players formed the guard of honour for the teams and were also player escorts for both Carnegie and Jersey.  The youngsters went to extra effort to show they were backing Yorkshire Carnegie with some specially designed t-shirts for the occasion.
 
Throughout the year Yorkshire Carnegie will be welcoming junior teams from across the region to be part of the match day experience.  This will include teams playing on the pitch during the half-time period to running out with the Yorkshire Carnegie team as they enter the pitch.  The club can cater for many different size groups and teams and aim to make the visit to Yorkshire Carnegie as special as possible.
 
To find out more about Yorkshire Carnegie game day activity or general community initiatives then please get in touch with Adam Blades on 07879 495516  or adam.blades@yorkshirecarnegie.com
 
To download your Junior Membership brochure click here