Meet Junior Rugby League Club, Shrewsbury Lions Head Coach & Diddy Rugby Founder, Alex Smith – Ep 5

Meet Junior Rugby League Club, Shrewsbury Lions Head Coach & Diddy Rugby Founder, Alex Smith – Ep 5 In this episode, hosts Karl & Craig sit down with Alex Smith.


👉 Alex Smith is heavily involved in several RL clubs; he’s a regular touch rugby league player, UKCC level 2 qualified coach with 25 years of coaching adult and junior rugby and treasurer of the Telford Raiders.

↪ Shrewsbury Lions Website – https://shrewsburylions.net/

↪ Diddy Rugby – https://www.diddyrugby.com/


Welcome to Rugby League Outsiders, where two passionate fans and former players, Karl Walker and Craig Williams, bring their love for the game to the Midlands. After relocating to the area, they were disappointed to find that rugby league wasn’t as prevalent as it was in their former homes.

However, instead of accepting defeat, Karl and Craig saw this as an opportunity to promote the sport and make it more accessible for others in the Midlands. They started the Rugby League Outsiders podcast to shed light on the hidden gems of rugby league in the region and to give a voice to those who may have been overlooked. Tune in weekly as Karl and Craig share their insights and experiences, interview players and coaches, and delve into all things rugby league. From local clubs to the latest news, they’ve got you covered. Like and share this video and help spread the word about this amazing sport in the Midlands.


Key Points: 

✅ How a desire to engage his own children led to the creation of Diddy Rugby a local enterprise that has trained over 580 pre-school kids
✅ How Alex & Fred Baker are taking the development of the game in the area by the horns and creating not 1, but 3 (…maybe 4) clubs to ensure players have always got games local to them.
✅ We discuss 6 local news stories from around the club socials
✅ Some positive tips for would be treasurers and those starting clubs PLUS the easiest way to start a junior club right now!!!
✅ This week’s fun predictions

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