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Amateur sport in local communities is slowly coming to life as Covid restrictions ease

Scrum Half Jamie Butler launching MV attack

Amateur sport in local communities is slowly coming to life as Covid restrictions are eased across the country.

Many sports clubs have struggled to survive as training and games have been on hold and clubhouse doors have been locked  bringing income streams to a minimum.

Trafford MV Sports Club located in Sale has been a prime example of the struggles because of the pandemic, however there is now some hope on the horizon.

The Cricket season is being played in competitive leagues with the club fielding 5 teams across the weekend as so many people as so keen to get outdoors following months of being indoors.

Rugby has been on the back burner for so long due to the close contact nature of the sport however an adapted laws version of the game is now being played across the country to minimise extended periods of contact.

Competitive Rugby leagues however have a little wait as seasons are not due to begin until September but clubs are enjoying the live action of friendly fixtures to give players the introduction back into physical sport that has been missed enormously by young people.

Trafford MV have played 2 friendly fixtures recently against Wythenshawe and Broughton picking up a win and a loss respectively – a further friendly against Ormskirk is to be played this weekend at M33 6LR.

MV are looking to recruit local players of proven ability ahead of the 2021/22 season as they launch a comprehensive challenge in the ADM Lancashire Championship – if you are a keen player that wants to make an impact in 1st XV Club Rugby then please contact Greg Hawkins on 07834 857905 for info.

Trafford MV Women have also been busy recruiting and they have welcomed several new players to training over recent weeks and have also started a Girls section for local girls over 11 years of age.

Please contact wilfdooley@virginmedia.com if you are interested in women or girls rugby and your enquiry will be dealt with. Trafford MV Women will be welcoming Ormskirk Ladies to MacPherson Park this Saturday (29th) for a 1.30pm kick off if you would like to see what the Women’s game is about.

As a local Community Club Trafford MV are calling on local people to come and enjoy the hospitality and open spaces available and to introduce young children and families into a sporting recreational lifestyle.

The club also opens it’s doors to young children from 4 years of age to start their sporting journey and provides a focused lifestyle for teenagers in a safe environment. 

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