Royals look to bolster, on and off the pitch

Leamington Royals are back in pre-season training as they prepare for the summer season which kicks off on May 8.

Royals will be putting out two senior teams in the revamped Midlands Conference, which was launched by England coach Steve McNamara on Monday.

The Crofts-based club will be hoping to build on a successful 2010 which saw them crowned Warwick District Team of the Year on the back of becoming Co-operative Midlands champions and reaching the quarter-final of the national cup

Any player interested in trying out rugby league is encouraged to contact the Royals, with all levels of experience catered for.

Training sessions take place on a Wednesday night at Old Leamingtonians (7pm start).

In addition to attracting new players, Royals are also looking for volunteers to help out at the club.

Volunteering roles range from coaching to cooking, with the club also appealing for first-aiders, ground staff, a match reporter and a photographer.

Club spokesman Gaz Nash said filling the roles is vital if the club is to maintain its rapid expansion.

“The more volunteers we have means we can continue to grow the club, make being at the club an enjoyable experience and lessens the work the current crop of volunteers have to do,” said Nash.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Royals, contact Nash on [email protected] or visit for more information.