We are currently learning to live very differently to what we are used to, at least for the next few months. I write this as my two children have just finished school and nursery for an extended period as the schools close to protect staff and pupils. Sports have been put on hold including now Rugby League, and finally the government announced that pubs gyms and restaurants are to close. So much change in such a short period.

People react in many different ways to these changes, my encouragement to you all would be to look out for one another in our rugby league family and beyond, offer to get shopping for those neighbours who may not be able to get out and do battle in the supermarkets, talk to each other, give someone a call who may be feeling very alone at this time. This time is certainly an opportunity to take stock of what’s really important in life.

I’ve already seen many examples of good coming from the situation we find ourselves in as a nation, long may it continue. Most of all the great sense of humour we have in our town will always play its part.

Please know that I pray daily for all the staff at the club and our supporters, there is no satisfactory answer I can give as to why these things are happening, what I do believe is that we are loved and called to love.

When rugby finally does return AND IT WILL! it will be a great time to celebrate and we should look forward to this day.

I leave you with the words of St Paul “Now these three things remain, faith, love and hope. But the greatest of these is love” 1 Corinthians Ch 13 Vs 13

Let’s continue to show that love in our community.