Grassroots: Three local players receive representative honours

Three local open-age players have received country and county call-ups. Dewsbury Celtic's George Senior has been named in the England Community Lions under-19s 20-man squad for the upcoming Home Nations series. The Home Nations Series will see England face Scotland and Wales across two weekends in September and October 2018. Meanwhile, promising Thornhill Trojans half-back … Continue reading Grassroots: Three local players receive representative honours

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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: Trojans to celebrate title win on Saturday

Thornhill Trojans will celebrate their 2018 National Conference League Division One title success this weekend. The Trojans play their final game of the season against Oulton Raiders at Overthorpe Park and it is hoped that an NCL official will be in attendance to make the trophy presentation. Under head coach James Ratcliffe, Thornhill have enjoyed … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans to celebrate title win on Saturday

Grassroots: Sponsorship opportunities with Trojans Ladies

Thornhill Trojans Ladies are eager to engage with potential new sponsors to help cover the costs of funding the team, kit and equipment. The team will compete during the upcoming winter campaign, but require support from local businesses to continue their development. Sponsors’ logos will appear on the new kits, and be promoted on match … Continue reading Grassroots: Sponsorship opportunities with Trojans Ladies

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: Thornhill boss hails players following promotion

Thornhill Trojans head coach James Ratcliffe has hailed the effort of his players following the club’s promotion to the National Conference League Premier Division. Ratcliffe’s side sealed promotion to the community game’s top level with victory over Lock Lane on Saturday afternoon. Addressing the fans and players after their win, the Thornhill boss said: “I’m … Continue reading Grassroots: Thornhill boss hails players following promotion

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: Kick-off time confirmed for Trojans’ televised clash

Thornhill Trojans' match against Lock Lane this Saturday will kick off at 1.05pm and be screened live on FreeSports. Following their triumph in the Jim Brown Cup Final on Thursday night, Trojans require one victory from their remaining three fixtures to seal promotion. It means James Ratcliffe's side could book their place in the National … Continue reading Grassroots: Kick-off time confirmed for Trojans’ televised clash

Grassroots: Trojans seal local Cup double

Thornhill Trojans completed a local cup double at last night's Heavy Woollen Finals Day. The John Kane and Jim Brown Cups were both contested by teams from Dewsbury Moor and Thornhill. In the evening's first match, Thornhill A overcame a half-time deficit to emerge 24-18 winners. Max Vernon scored two of Moor's tries, alongside efforts … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans seal local Cup double

Grassroots: Rams host Heavy Woollen Finals tonight

Dewsbury Rams' Tetley's Stadium will host the John Kane and Jim Brown Cup Finals tonight. The showpiece fixtures are a culmination of a knock-out series of matches contested by the Heavy Woollen district's first and second teams. The area's leading sides compete for the Jim Brown Cup, while lower-ranked clubs and A teams face off … Continue reading Grassroots: Rams host Heavy Woollen Finals tonight

Grassroots: Trojans boss aims to bounce back following defeat

Thornhill Trojans head coach James Ratcliffe admits that Saturday’s loss to Leigh Miners Rangers provides a wake-up call to the players, but he remains confident that his team can bounce back and seal promotion. Trojans suffered their first league defeat since March, but they remain clear at the top of the table and will secure … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans boss aims to bounce back following defeat

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: Trojans Ladies make coaching appointment

Thornhill Trojans Ladies have appointed Craig Taylor as their new head coach. Taylor was head coach of the Batley Bulldogs under-15s team that made history when it toured Australia in 2015 and arrives with a wealth of experience. Taylor will be assisted in the role by Mark Mitchell. The team will commence pre-season training in … Continue reading Grassroots: Trojans Ladies make coaching appointment

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