After 13 years with Yorkshire Carnegie, Community Manager Adam Blades will be leaving the club for a new career as a Police Officer.

Adam has been a loyal servant to the club and has been integral to the growth of our fan base across Yorkshire and building our affiliations with community clubs and schools.  The rugby camps offered by Yorkshire Carnegie have been successfully managed and delivered by Adam throughout his time at the club and have earned an outstanding reputation, which has further enhanced the brand of Yorkshire Carnegie.  At each game hundreds of children get the chance to be part of the Carnegie match day experience, either through playing in the half time games or escorting the teams out, and this is down to his hard work and close relationship with local clubs.

Speaking about his time with Carnegie, Blades said: “Deciding to move on from Yorkshire Carnegie was a huge decision to make as the club has been part of my life for so long. The support and help from the rugby clubs and schools from all around Yorkshire has been immense in the time that I have worked in the community department. The many volunteers giving up their time and effort to aid the development of rugby union and the support for Yorkshire Carnegie as a club has been instrumental in being able to provide so many opportunities for young people to play rugby. There are too many people to thank individually but I would just like to wish every rugby playing club in Yorkshire the best of luck in the future and hope that they continue their support for Yorkshire Carnegie through the various game day initiatives that we run.”

On behalf of everyone at Yorkshire Carnegie we would like to thank Adam for his years of dedicated service to the club and we wish him all the luck for the future.