Club hosts GB police tour launch
GREAT Britain Police Rugby League held their tour launch day at Rochdale Mayfield last Sunday - and were presented with their jerseys by Super League superstar Kevin Sinfield.
The squad, which is coached by Gareth Pratt from Littleborough and includes Rochdale players James Connaughton and Lewis Ainley, are heading off to Canada later this month to represent their country against Canada and New Zealand Police Force teams. Former Leeds, England and Great Britain star Sinfield made the presentations to the players along with Pratt, Merseyside Chief Constable Andy Cooke and tour lead Graham Gallagher.
The tour launch day was also attended by Rochdale Mayfield Chairman Simon Howe who was himself a Great Britain Police RL Tourist a few years ago and he also spoke to the players about some of his experiences on tour.