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Rhinos charge forward after landing £150,000 lottery funding

Players from Cadishead Rhinos Credit: Marissa Chaplin

Amateur Rugby League club Cadishead Rhinos are set for a major transformation after landing £150,000 of National Lottery cash. The money will be used to build a new base for the club.

The Rhinos' current facilities lack sufficient changing, shower and toilet space to meet league requirements and the future needs of the club.

Now, thanks to the funding boost, a fit-for-purpose modern facility will be built to keep the club thriving for future generations.

Cadishead have a strong junior set-up Credit: Marissa Chaplin

Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety at Salford City Council, said: “This funding announcement is fantastic news for the club and the community.

“The new facilities and flexible changing rooms will also make it possible to establish female-only teams and get more young people interested in local Rugby League.

“Nearly 12,000 people used the facility in the past 12 months and we expect nearly 42,000 people to visit in the next three years now the future is secure.”

A brighter future is in store for these young players Credit: Marissa Chaplin

Paul Elliott, Club Secretary of Cadishead Rhinos, said: “The award is a dream come true for the club and will give us and the local community in general a massive boost. I would like to publicly thank everyone involved in the partnership and look forward to seeing the new building in its full glory.”

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RL star Gareth Hock says more players should ask for help with drugs problems

The former Salford rugby league player, Gareth Hock, says there is a wider drugs problem in the sport and that more players should ask for help.

The Leigh Centurions star has released his autobiography - The Real Me - which also talks of his fall out with Salford owner Marwan Koukash.

But the headlines surround his two year suspension for using cocaine, at a time when he says plenty of other players were also using:

Kiwis train with Liverpool

It seems it's not just Liverpool's footballers who've turned to Jurgen Klopp for inspiration.

The whole New Zealand rugby league squad turned up for a training session at Melwood to help them prepare for the deciding test match against England in Wigan this weekend.

Jurgen was on hand to share coaching tips, while the Kiwis showed him they're pretty comfortable with the round ball too.

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