Burnley earn RFU award

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Burnley had a successful supporters’ lunch prior to their recent game against Ashton under Lyne.

First the club was awarded Accredited status by the RFU, which means the club means exacting standards of governance, coaching and child protection.

Secondly, the club received a defibrillator donated by Adam Smith of the Big Heart Society in memory of his friend and long standing Burnley member John Aikman, presented by wife Joyce and son Peter.

On the pitch, Burnley went down 34-0 to play-off favourites Ashton.

The visitors had too much power for a very young Burnley side, though Nick Roberts at fly half looked dangerous and the Burnley back line looked threatening.

Today, a Burnley Under 24 side host Blackburn (3 p.m.).

There will be no junior training on Sunday, although there will be an Easter rugby camp – details from caldervale78@hotmail.co.uk or Simon on 07988122186.