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Leeds Rugby Heritage Project has been set up to uncover and preserve the history of the sport at all levels outside the professional game.

There are over 500 community clubs who have participated in or continue to play rugby league in the city of Leeds and the districts.
Committeeman Peter Benson has established the exact date organised community-based rugby was started in the city.

The Leeds & District organization was formalised when a meeting took place at the Green Dragon Hotel, Leeds on the 27th September 1888. The foundation clubs were Bramley, Holbeck, Hunslet, Kirkstall, Leeds Parish Church, Leeds St Johnís, and Wortley.

The project will be running events for the public to share their memorabilia and memories and anyone with information can, in the first instance, contact Bernard Shooman on 0113225 0231 or Peter Benson on 01274 870028

Article Courtesy of League Talk, Rugby leaguer & League Express

Steve Manning
BARLA Media Manager
The British Amateur Rugby League Association.
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