Grassroots: Funeral for odds-defying amateur player takes place today

The funeral for a much-loved and respected former local amateur Rugby League player takes place today. David Roebuck passed away earlier this month at the age of 60, more than 35 years after he suffered devastating spinal injuries while playing for the Heavy Woollen district team. Roebuck, a hooker, wasn't expected to survive his injuries, … Continue reading Grassroots: Funeral for odds-defying amateur player takes place today

Grassroots: Conference sides on the road, while Hanging Heaton host Masters training

All four of our local National Conference League sides are in action away from home on Saturday. In Division One, Shaw Cross Sharks travel to face Bradford Dudley Hill, while Thornhill Trojans are away to Pilkington Recs. In Division Two, Dewsbury Moor are also on the road at Saddleworth Rangers, and in Division Three, Dewsbury … Continue reading Grassroots: Conference sides on the road, while Hanging Heaton host Masters training

Grassroots: Hanging Heaton complete league and cup double, wins for Trojans and Moor

Hanging Heaton were crowned Andrew Bennett Memorial Cup winners with victory over Wyke at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Featherstone, on Sunday. The 27-24 win completes a superb league and cup double for the local side. In National Conference League Division One, Thornhill Trojans were 44-0 winners away at Shaw Cross Sharks in Saturday’s local derby. … Continue reading Grassroots: Hanging Heaton complete league and cup double, wins for Trojans and Moor

Grassroots: Cup final and derby in store for local teams

Hanging Heaton will face Wyke in the Andrew Bennett Memorial Cup Final on Sunday. The match kicks off at 1.15pm and will be held at The LD Nutrition Stadium, Featherstone. Meanwhile, in National Conference League Division One, Shaw Cross Sharks face Thornhill Trojans in a hotly-anticipated derby at Shark Park, Leeds Road. The match kicks … Continue reading Grassroots: Cup final and derby in store for local teams

Grassroots: Celtic and Moor the weekend’s winners

There were mixed fortunes for our local sides this past weekend, with Dewsbury Celtic and Dewsbury Moor posting victories. In National Conference League Division One, a brace of tries from Danny Ratcliffe helped Thornhill Trojans secure a point at home to Skirlaugh. Will Gledhill, Joss Ratcliffe, Jake Ratcliffe and Jordan Lowther were the Trojans' other … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic and Moor the weekend’s winners

Grassroots: All five local sides in action on Saturday

All five of our town’s community clubs are in action tomorrow. In National Conference League Division One, Thornhill Trojans face Skirlaugh and Shaw Cross Sharks make the trip to play Milford. In Division Two, Dewsbury Moor are at home to Crosfields, and in Division Three, Dewsbury Celtic welcome Waterhead. In Pennine League Division Two West, … Continue reading Grassroots: All five local sides in action on Saturday

Grassroots: Hanging Heaton are league champions, but mixed results for other sides

Hanging Heaton have been confirmed Pennine League Division 2 West Champions, following Greetland All Rounders’ defeat to Moldgreen. The team have won 12 of their 14 fixtures and drawn the other 2. The league winners will be aiming to make it a double when they face Wyke in Pennine League Cup Final in three weeks, … Continue reading Grassroots: Hanging Heaton are league champions, but mixed results for other sides

Grassroots: Stalemates for two of our sides, but weather takes its toll

Weather once again disrupted the weekend's programme of community fixtures. In National Conference League Division One, two tries from Joss Ratcliffe and further scores from Sam Ratcliffe and Liam Morley helped Thornhill Trojans to an 18-18 draw against Milford Marlins. In Pennine League Division Two West, Hanging Heaton also took a share of the spoils … Continue reading Grassroots: Stalemates for two of our sides, but weather takes its toll