MANY clubs have not 'stood still' during the second lockdown in a bid to be in a stronger place for coming out of it.

A focus has been placed on online activity and fundraising within many sporting organisations, with Warrington Rugby Union Club among them.

Dave Harthill, coach of the club's under 17s colts, said: "As for many sports clubs and business' within the hospitality industry, it's been a really tough time.

"There's no sport been played and clubs are closed so no revenue coming over the bar.

"It has been a particularly strange time for Warrington Rugby Union as we've very recently moved homes to Grappenhall Sports Club.

"As always though the club has pulled together, training sessions may have gone from the pitch to zoom calls or remote training programmes but all kids, parents, coaches and players have been helping each other through.

"With funds being low we've been especially lucky with businesses – often owned by past players – contributing with sponsorship to the club.

Warrington Guardian:

"Last weekend the whole club had the challenge for each team to walk, run, ride and scoot the 203 miles from our club to Twickenham (virtually), raising funds for the club as well as Warrington and Halton hospitals.

"We aimed for £500 – it was just over £5,000 by Monday with each of the mini, junior and senior teams making the distance."

And he joked: "Questions are being asked as to the authenticity of the Vets team's mileage."