Barrow Raiders' chairman Steve Neale has welcomed the Government’s emergency funding rescue package.

In all, £300m will be provided to various sporting bodies across the country.

The package was set up in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

As a result of this, sport clubs and organisations have been severely affected by no spectators.

Full crowds have been unable to attend live sport events since March.

Rugby league will receive £12m from the emergency fund.

Mr Neale said: “The package is just further appreciation that the crowds haven’t been allowed to go into the grounds.

“Some clubs are struggling but I would say mainly Super League clubs given the fact that they had to play their games and had to pay their players and all their overheads.”

Barrow Raiders have not played a game since the first national lockdown began in March.

Paul Crarey’s team last played against Coventry Bears and came out as winners after a 50-6 victory at Craven Park.

Despite the club’s inactivity since, Mr Neale highlighted that the club is financially stable.

“In terms of Barrow Raiders, I don’t expect us to apply for any of that £12m because I don’t think we need to,” he began.

“We have paid all of our players over and above 80% of their wages and we have paid our staff 100% of their wages during the lockdown period.

“I guess it’s a safety net for a club like ours, but at this moment in time we don’t need it.”