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150 YEARS OF RUGBY IN LEEDS

That this House congratulates the people and city of Leeds for celebrating 150 years of playing rugby; notes that on 4 March 1864 Henry Jenkinson, a clerk with a local railway company, placed an advertisement in the Leeds Mercury inviting interest from individuals interested in playing; further notes that this advertisement attracted over 200 people; further notes that the first Leeds team made its competitive debut on 19 June 1864 against Sheffield in a hybrid football game; also notes that the club became Leeds Athletic in 1870 and played on a ground by Whitehall Road; commends Leeds Rugby Foundation for the range of events it has organised throughout 2014 to celebrate 150 years of history and achievements; further commends the people of Leeds for their strong enthusiasm for rugby; wishes all rugby clubs in Leeds a strong and prosperous future; and looks forward to many more years of rugby being played across the city and surrounding areas.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 28.04.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 07.04.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.04.2014
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 28.04.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.05.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 02.04.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 08.04.2014