Grassroots: Signed Rams shirt up for grabs as local star raises funds for Fiji tour

A Shaw Cross Sharks player is auctioning off a signed Dewsbury Rams away shirt to raise funds for his upcoming tour of Fiji as a member of the BARLA Great Britain squad. Sharks' Ryan Chalkley was named in the squad in May. They will tour Fiji from November 9 to 25, with one warm-up match … Continue reading Grassroots: Signed Rams shirt up for grabs as local star raises funds for Fiji tour

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Grassroots: Sharks boss philosophical about final day defeat

Reflecting on Saturday's narrow loss, Shaw Cross Sharks head coach Paul March admits that aspects of the contest reflected the team's wider campaign. The Sharks suffered defeat to Ince Rose Bridge in their final fixture. They will regroup in National Conference League Division Two next season. “I think Saturday just typified where we are. Things … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks boss philosophical about final day defeat

Grassroots: Curtain falls on NCL season for local clubs

Thornhill Trojans, Shaw Cross Sharks and Dewsbury Celtic play the final matches of their 2018 campaign on Saturday. Trojans' promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division is already confirmed, Sharks' relegation to Division Two is sealed, while Celtic are now unable to reach the Division Three play-offs. But all three sides will undoubtedly be … Continue reading Grassroots: Curtain falls on NCL season for local clubs

Grassroots: Celtic’s promotion hopes ended, Moor celebrate with win

Dewsbury Celtic's hopes of climbing into the National Conference League Division Three play-offs were ended by defeat away at Barrow Island on Saturday. Celtic now trail sixth-placed Eastmoor Dragons by four points with just one game remaining after going down 26-6 in Cumbria. In Division One, tries from Danny Ratcliffe and Anthony Harris were in … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic’s promotion hopes ended, Moor celebrate with win

Grassroots: Celtic aim to keep promotion hopes alive, Trojans, Sharks and Moor in action

Dewsbury Celtic face a crucial match in their battle to secure a promotion play-off place when they travel to Barrow Island on Saturday. Celtic currently sit eighth in National Conference League Division Three, two points adrift of the top six with two matches remaining. The top two teams in the competition will be automatically promoted, … Continue reading Grassroots: Celtic aim to keep promotion hopes alive, Trojans, Sharks and Moor in action

Grassroots: Heavy Woollen junior and youth finals on horizon

The 2018 Heavy Woollen Finals at junior and youth level will be held in the coming days. Tonight, Shaw Cross Sharks u12s will meet Dewsbury Moor u12s in the Gary Talbot Trophy Final. The match takes place at The Fox's Biscuits Stadium, Batley, and kicks off at 6.00pm. The James Flanagan Trophy Final will follow … Continue reading Grassroots: Heavy Woollen junior and youth finals on horizon

Grassroots: Delight for the town as Trojans and Moor celebrate promotion

Thornhill Trojans and Dewsbury Moor secured promotion with superb victories on Saturday. Trojans overcame some tough resistance from a physical Lock Lane side to emerge 28-6 winners and confirm their elevation to the National Conference League Premier Division. Joel Gibson, who has been outstanding since re-joining the club from League 1 Hunslet earlier this year, … Continue reading Grassroots: Delight for the town as Trojans and Moor celebrate promotion

Grassroots: Trojans and Moor chase promotion, Sharks and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans could seal promotion with victory over Lock Lane in front of the TV cameras tomorrow. Trojans require just one win from their remaining three fixtures to seal their passage into the National Conference League Premier Division following an outstanding campaign. Thornhill were Jim Brown Cup winners last Thursday and will head into the … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans and Moor chase promotion, Sharks and Celtic in action

Grassroots: Sharks announce Girls plans for 2019, Trojans ladies train tonight

Shaw Cross Sharks have announced their plans for Girls Rugby League in 2019. The Sharks will run teams at under-12s and under-14s level, and two teams at under-16s level. The teams are recruiting players now. If you interested in playing, or know somebody who is, get in touch using the following contact details: Under-16s Bridgette … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks announce Girls plans for 2019, Trojans ladies train tonight

Grassroots: Moor weekend’s only winners as Trojans’ streak ends and Sharks’ fate all but sealed

Thornhill Trojans suffered their first league defeat since March at the hands of Leigh Miners Rangers on Saturday. Former Ram Luke Haigh grabbed a brace for Thornhill, while George Woodcock also crossed. Woodcock and Joel Gibson added a conversion each, but the effort was in vain as Trojans slipped to a 32-16 loss. Thornhill remain … Continue reading Grassroots: Moor weekend’s only winners as Trojans’ streak ends and Sharks’ fate all but sealed

Grassroots- The Weekend’s Matches Preview

It is once again that time of the week where we preview our grassroots sides fixtures. Kingstone Press national conference league Division 1 Thornhill Trojans have gone top of Division 1 with a comfortable win over Milford Marlins last time out, winning 28-2 on the day. The Trojans have played 18 games this season winning … Continue reading Grassroots- The Weekend’s Matches Preview

Grassroots: Trojans march on, mixed fortunes for other sides

In National Conference League Division One, Thornhill Trojans produced a disciplined defensive performance and were clinical in attack in the second half to emerge 28-2 winners away at Milford Marlins. The Trojans led 4-2 at the half-way point of the match, which was screened live on FreeSports. And they scored four tries in the second … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans march on, mixed fortunes for other sides

Grassroots: Trojans set for TV clash, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans will aim to keep their pursuit of top spot on track when they travel to face Milford Marlins on Saturday. The National Conference League Division One fixture will be televised by FreeSports and kick off at 5.35pm. Milford are fifth in the table, having won nine matches and drawn two from their 17 … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans set for TV clash, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Grassroots: Sharks host touch tournament on Saturday

Shaw Cross Sharks will host a Touch Tournament in support of State of Mind on Saturday. State of Mind is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide. The tournament is for players, coaches, volunteers and … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks host touch tournament on Saturday

Grassroots: Trojans march on, big win for Moor

Thornhill Trojans continued their momentum towards promotion from National Conference League Division One with victory over Featherstone Lions. Thornhill led 22-6 at the break and added three more tries in the second half to emerge 38-18 winners. Try scorers for the hosts were Joel Gibson, Sam Ratcliffe, Ryan Fenton, Jake Wilson, George Woodcock, Liam Morley … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans march on, big win for Moor

Grassroots: All four NCL sides in action tomorrow, Celtic make TV debut

All four of our town's National Conference League sides are back in action this weekend. In Division One, league leaders Thornhill Trojans host fourth-placed Featherstone Lions. Victory for Trojans would take them a step closer to achieving their objective of promotion to the top level. However, the Lions are in good form and recorded an … Continue reading Grassroots: All four NCL sides in action tomorrow, Celtic make TV debut

Grassroots: Sharks still welcoming teams for Gala weekend

Following the success of Thornhill Trojans' Gala weekend, Shaw Cross will hold their own at Shark Park on Saturday 11th August. The club is still welcoming junior teams who wish to compete as part of the event. All teams between under-7s and under-11s age groups are invited. A Sharks spokesperson said: "It’s always a fantastic … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks still welcoming teams for Gala weekend