The Midlands Rugby League scene is about to get even more electrifying as Leamington Royals announce their participation in the highly anticipated Midlands 9’s Rugby League and Music Festival. Adding to the thrill, the Royals will enter both men’s and women’s competitions, promising an exhilarating season ahead.

In a statement from Leamington Royals, they shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming season and detailed their plans leading up to the festival. “Our ladies are playing Widnes Vikings this Saturday in a friendly, which is great PR for Midlands RL,” they mentioned. The men’s team is gearing up with two pre-season friendly games, including one against Warwick University in the Royal Warwick Cup and a unique split union/league match against Leamington RUFC. This blend of competition showcases the versatility and adaptability of the Royals’ players.

The excitement doesn’t end there. The Royals are diving into full pre-season training on the 3rd of April, signalling their dedication to preparation and performance. With the Midlands 9s on the horizon, the men’s and women’s teams are gearing up to represent Warwickshire proudly. And with four of their men’s seniors already playing out of Broadstreet, the Royals are poised to impact their home turf significantly.

Reflecting on their commitment to growth and inclusivity, the Royals are proud to announce the continuation of two senior men’s teams this year, with the first team competing in the premier league and their academy team in the merit league. They extend an open invitation to players of all levels, emphasising that no league experience is required – a testament to their belief in nurturing talent and fostering a strong community spirit.

The Royals’ women’s team is equally poised for success, gearing up to compete in the RL 9s and participating in four festivals throughout the season. With a packed calendar of events and fixtures, 2024 marks the Royals’ 15th year, a milestone they plan to celebrate with a grand awards evening scheduled for the 17th of August.

But it’s not just about the senior teams. The Royals’ junior program, catering to age groups from U7s to U15s, is set to kick off again in May, ensuring a pipeline of talent for years to come.

As Leamington Royals embark on another jam-packed season, their focus remains on growth, enjoyment, participation, laughter, and teamwork – the core values that underpin their club. With their eyes set on success, the Royals are ready to make their mark on the Midlands Rugby League scene and beyond.