A CUMBRIAN rugby league side have launched a new initiative to bring fans closer to the club.

Whitehaven Rugby League have opened a brand new YouTube channel, which will feature interviews with players and staff and other exclusive content. The club are also looking for fans to join them for videos in the near future.

It is hoped that the channel will bring fans closer to the action, with the likelihood that the 2021 season will take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first feature for the new channel will be go live on the site this week, with full details to be published on the club's social media feeds.