Juniors’ drive to get more players

Brighouse Rangers juniors, last years under 11s
Brighouse Rangers juniors, last years under 11s

BRIGHOUSE Rangers Juniors are looking for new players of all ages for the new switch to summer Rugby League in March writes Charlotte Henbest.

There is a big push on recruitment by the club and the aim is to attract players who have never played before as well as those with experience in the game.

The club is hoping the children who play rugby union and football during the winter months will come along and have a go as an alternative.

The Juniors section consists of under 15s, U13s and U12s, which all play in the Yorkshire Summer League, and the under 11s, U10s and U8s will all be playing in the West Riding Summer League.

The Under 17s will continue to play in the Winter League in the combined Yorkshire League.

All teams play on a Sunday morning, with the exception of the U13s who play on Saturday morning.

Clarke Bailey, who is spearheading the campaign said: “The club has built the foundations for a long and prosperous junior section, having moved from their premises at what is now Tesco supermarket in Brighouse town centre to the newly established clubhouse and facilities on Russell Way.

“The club can offer the best facilities in the league, and often hold cup finals and other competitions here.

“We have had the honour of the Great Britain and England squads along with a number of professional clubs gracing the facilities with their presence.

“We welcome all new and experienced players to the club and enjoy a great family atmosphere.”

Anyone who would like to visit the facilities should call at the clubhouse or contact on Clarke 07775886282 or Andy on 07703191143 for further information.

Rangers have also been working closely with Super League club Huddersfield Giants and their fixture on Saturday, February 18 at home to Warrington is the first of their Brighouse Community Days.

The juniors will provide the guard of honor for the players as they run out and will also be at pitch side when the Giants warm up before the game.

Discounted ticket vouchers are available at the club or by contacting Clarke and Andy.

Entry to the ground is £12 for adults and £3 for 12-16-year-olds. Children under 12 are free.

The game is also live on Sky Sports, kicking off at 4.45pm, so that means Brighouse Rangers will get maximum exposure.