Grassroots: Sharks junior selected for Yorkshire

Shaw Cross Sharks junior player Elliott Richardson has been selected in the Yorkshire under-17s squad. Richardson has developed through the age groups at Shaw Cross and is also on the books at Wakefield Trinity. A Sharks spokesperson said: "Huge congratulations to Elliott. You will not find a nicer, harder-working kid anywhere. Very well deserved."  

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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

Grassroots: Sharks take home comforts in battle for survival

Shaw Cross Sharks assistant coach Wayne Stead believes the team's home form can carry them to survival in Division One during the weeks ahead. The Sharks climbed out of the relegation zone with victory over Bradford Dudley Hill on Saturday, and the majority of their remaining fixtures are at home. “We’re pleased with the win, … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks take home comforts in battle for survival

Grassroots: Sharks secure vital win, victories for Thornhill and Celtic

Shaw Cross Sharks hauled themselves out of the relegation zone in National Conference League Division One with victory over Bradford Dudley Hill. The Sharks led 24-0 at half-time and ran out 36-18 winners thanks to tries from Thomas Stuckey and Shaun Squires, who both scored two, Nathan Wright and Ross Roebuck. Squires kicked six goals. … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks secure vital win, victories for Thornhill and Celtic

Grassroots: Trojans on the road again, vital fixtures for Sharks, Moor and Celtic

Thornhill Trojans will aim to take another step towards securing promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division when they travel to face Ince Rose Bridge on Saturday. The Trojans head into the match on the back of an impressive win away at Skirlaugh, and victory away at strugglers Rose Bridge would maintain their spot … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans on the road again, vital fixtures for Sharks, Moor and Celtic

Grassroots: Thornhill’s momentum continues, wins for Moor and Celtic

Thornhill Trojans moved a step closer to securing promotion out of National Conference League Division One with a resounding victory away at Skirlaugh. The Trojans trailed 24-20 at the interval, but scored 32 unanswered points after the break. Ryan Fenton scored a hat-trick and Danny Ratcliffe grabbed a brace, while Jake Wilson, Andrew Lambert, Zach … Continue reading Grassroots: Thornhill’s momentum continues, wins for Moor and Celtic

Grassroots: Trojans face tough away trip, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Thornhill Trojans will aim to continue their push for promotion from National Conference League Division One, when they travel to face Skirlaugh on Saturday. The Trojans are two points clear at the top of the table, while their opponents are sixth, having won seven of their 13 matches so far this season. Elsewhere in the … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans face tough away trip, Sharks, Moor and Celtic in action

Grassroots: Sharks junior makes his England debut

Shaw Cross Sharks product Kobe Poching has reflected on making his debut for the England Youth Team on Tuesday. England were defeated 24-20 by France, and Poching says he took plenty from the experience. “It was a tough one, totally different to anything I’ve played before. It’s what you’d expect from international rugby,” he told … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks junior makes his England debut

Grassroots: Trojans too strong for Sharks, Moor beaten at home

Thornhill Trojans continued their strong run at the top of the National Conference League Division One table with a 40-18 win against Shaw Cross Sharks. Ash Berry, Nathan Wright and Dec Naughton scored tries for the visitors, and Ryan Chalkley added three conversions, as the Sharks produced a much-improved display following the heavy defeat they … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans too strong for Sharks, Moor beaten at home

Grassroots: Trojans and Sharks prepare for derby, Moor in action

Thornhill Trojans will face Shaw Cross Sharks in National Conference League Division One's local derby on Saturday. Both sides head into the match on the back of victories. The Sharks beat Milford Marlins last weekend, while Thornhill were winners away at Dudley Hill. But it is the Trojans who head into the game in stronger … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans and Sharks prepare for derby, Moor in action

Grassroots: March praises Sharks players following important win

Shaw Cross Sharks player coach Paul March has commended the effort of his team-mates following Saturday's important win over Milford Marlins. The result breathes life into the Sharks' hopes of avoiding relegation from National Conference League Division Once. “Obviously we’ve gone through a rough patch of results, and have had players missing through work commitments … Continue reading Grassroots: March praises Sharks players following important win

Grassroots: Sharks back to winning ways, Trojans come from behind

Shaw Cross Sharks sealed an important victory in their battle to avoid relegation from National Conference League Division One, while Thornhill Trojans produced a superb second-half display to maintain their momentum at the top of the table. The Sharks, who headed into the game bottom of the pile, produced a great performance to beat promotion-chasing … Continue reading Grassroots: Sharks back to winning ways, Trojans come from behind