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RL Cares continuing their work

Rugby League charity RL Cares is carrying on their work in the community, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

They confirmed they are liaising with the Player Welfare Manager’s at clubs to ensure any player that is struggling with the current situation can have rapid access to help.

Another thing they are doing is working with club foundations and ex-player associations to reach out to anyone who is feeling isolated in the current climate.

Their other programmes like Offload have moved online to ensure they are compliant to the government’s rules surrounding social distancing.

Chris Rostron, the Head of RL Cares, said: “As an independent charity with responsibility for delivering player welfare to the professional and semi-professional game, RL Cares has the health and wellbeing of the playing community at the heart of its activities.

“Now, more than ever before, players past and present may need help and support and we want them to know we’re here for them.

“A number of Super League and Championship players have already accessed the expertise of Sporting Chance since the pandemic took hold and we will continue to keep that option open.

“Our partners, including All Sport Insurance and Barclays Banks, are all doing all they can to help players through the crisis, and we are grateful to them for their support.

“We would also like to thank the club foundations and player welfare managers for their dedication and the RFL and Super League for their continued support of our efforts.

“RL Cares aims to make a positive difference to the lives of people at every level of the sport and our small, committed team is working tirelessly to keep the Rugby League family together.”

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