Leeds Akkies have invited new players to "TRY rugby league" after confirming their intention to operate three open age teams again in 2008. The Akkies have fielded two open age sides since the club was formed in 2003 and broke new ground in 2007 by entering a third mens side into the Midlands Merit League. "We've always prided ourselves on being able to provide opportunities to players of all abilities and backgrounds," said a club spokeman. "Last year the Merit League team came about largely out of necessity, following a successful recruitment campaign. This year we hope to develop the team further and use it to develop novice players as well as those who just wish to play the game socially at an established club." The Akkies will boast the best facilities in the Rugby League Conference when they return to The Sycamores this season, following its
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