Rugby League legend Martin Offiah MBE has backed the London Broncos move from North to West London.
Hackney-born Offiah played for the London Broncos between 1996-1999 and believes the move could see lapsed fans rejoin the club at their new base at Trailfinders Sports Club in Ealing, West London. The former league and union winger international also thinks the 3G pitch will be a huge benefit to the club’s training.
“I think it will be a great move for the club,” said Offiah. “They will have the advantage of playing on the 3G pitch, it’s benefited Widnes Vikings greatly and it’ll give them an advantage with teams that come down to London.
“It’s a great set up at Trailfinders for training and being back in West London the club can tap into some of the fans that were coming when they were at The Stoop in Twickenham, and it’s a great location and a great part of London. I like many others were pretty upset when the club moved to North London as I didn’t get to see as many games. I look forward to bringing my sons down to the Broncos.
“I think the Broncos will have an advantage next season in the Championship, if they can turn the ground into a fortress that will give them an edge and confidence. It really is a great surface but they also have the grass pitches to train on too for when they have away games.”
Read more about the move to Trailfinders Sports Club here