Member of Parliament for Leeds North West and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Greg Mulholland, has this week taken part in a special training session for members of the Political Animals Rugby League Club in the Houses of Parliament with Former England and Great Britain Captain Jamie Peacock, and Former Australian Captain Darren Lockyer in the build-up to the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
In front of Big Ben, the international legends offered their expertise to MPs and Peers who play their rugby league for the club created specifically to allow politicians to experience the sport on the field and be better informed when speaking about the game in Parliament.
Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Greg Mulholland MP commented:
"For those of us who love rugby league and have the privilege of representing clubs in Parliament, having Rugby League legends Jamie Peacock and Darren Lockyer deliver a session in front of Big Ben is brilliant."
"It is great to have two such ambassadors for the game supporting the RLWC2013 and the opportunity for the Political Animals to train with them right in the heart of Westminster was not only a special opportunity but a great chance to promote the tournament and the sport of rugby league to Parliamentarians, many of whom will have seen the session taking place on New Palace Yard.
"I hope that following this we can continue to talk to our colleagues about the tournament and how important it is as the first major sporting event in the UK after the Olympics and one of the cornerstones of the UK's golden decade of sport."