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Sunday 30th April
Rishworthians u16/17 colts home to Brodleians u17 colts KO 11am
Rishworthians u15s home to Scunthorpe KO 12:15
Rishworthians u13s away at Morley Festival

Player awards evening

Awards were given out at a presentation night at Old Rishworthians after what president Tim Thornton described as the best season in the rugby club’s history. While the first team gained promotion to Yorkshire One, the highest level to be played at since leagues began, there were also successes for the Development team and the Colts. He stressed that the great work done with the Development team and the colts had given the first team the strength in depth to complete a successful year and gain promotion. He thanked the coaching team of Chris Stone and Tom Andrews and team manager Dan Ingham, together with the Development team and Colts teams’ coaches Jon Bake, Dave McDonnell and Morley Hilton.

Club head coach Chris Stone congratulated the players saying: “As a club, we are on the way up”. He thanked the Development team and Colts coaches, Tom and Dan, the team of line markers – Leigh Billing, Peter Morgan and Roy Greenwood – Julie for her work in the kitchen and Jade for her photographic coverage. First team ties went to Ed Cockroft, Anthony Nathaniel and Sam Nunn and then he handed over the first team trophies.

The award for player of the year was shared between scrum half Ed Cockroft and back row forward Nick Faulkner.
The best newcomer award went to prop Anthony Nathaniel,
The coaches’ player of the year was won by centre Sam Nunn.
The most improved player award was split between forwards and backs, Callum Heseltine winning it for the forwards and Luke Flanagan for the backs.
The players’ player award was shared by Anthony Shoesmith and James Clark
Josh Kelly won the supporters’ player of the year award.

Presenting the Development team awards, Jon Bake said it had been a real pleasure coaching them and they had only lost three games all season. Team ties went to Sam Bake, Ben Rooney, Greg Day, Lewis Hilton, Martin Brook, Chris Fox, Kris Hattam, Sam Rawnsley, Rhys Town and Paul McCumisky.

The ‘Team Player’ award was shared by Chris Fox and Martin Brook.
The most improved player was James McHugh.
The coaches’ award went to Josh Illingworth
The players’ player to Sam Bake.

Jon Bake also handed over the Colts league trophy to captain Jacob Bower. Colts awards went to:
backs, Sam Bake;
forwards, Jacob Bower;
most improved, Oliver Marshall;
coaches’ award, James McHugh;
players’ player, Ethan Pollard;
special award to Catherine McHugh for her help in the kitchen on Sundays.
Special thanks also went to under-17s coaches Richard Soothill and Greg Wright.

Finally team manager Dan Ingham thanked head coach Chris Stone for all his work.

View Photos by Jade

Yorkshire 1 fixtures 2017-18
Rishworthians open with 2 local derbys

Rishworthians open their Yorkshire 1 season at home to local rivals Old Brodleians and the following week another derby game away to Heath. The return games see Heath coming to Copley on 16th December then travel to Brods for the last game of the season 21st April

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u15s Trio selected for England rugby development camp
u15 North players

Three players from the u15’s Yorkshire Cup winning squad were selected to attend a North of England two day training camp which was held at the Weetwood training campus in Leeds. Tom Georgiou, Jacob Pollard and Harry Peach are part of the Yorkshire Carnegie Junior development squad and in a recent six team tournanment in Sheffield involving premiership teams, Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors and Newcastle Falcons, a group of 12 players from the Carnegie JDS squad were chosen by the England selectors to attend the training camp. They joined up with other players from Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons.

As part of the England RFU u16’s pathway, 36 players are chosen from four areas, the North, Midlands, London and the South Wast to attend the four associated camps and all teams from the premiership are represented.

Only 2 of our junior players have previously been selected for North of England trials namely Sam Nunn and Ed Cockroft but this is the first time Rishworthians juniors have been represented by three players in a single age group at such a distinguished level. It is testimony to the rising influence and success of both senior and junior rugby at Rishworthians. We wish Tom, Jacob and Harry all the best and as a club are very proud of their achievements

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Mini/Junior players wanted

The Mini/Junior rugby season has now started. Any boys or girls interested in playing mini or junior rugby are welcome to come down to the club and have a go at playing rugby. Whether you have played before or new to the game we have experienced qualified coaches to develop your skills.
We are running teams from under 5s to under 18s and always looking for players to join our squads.

Just come down on a Sunday 10am - noon for some taster sessions or contact any of the coaches by clicking on the quick team links below.
You can also register your interest by completing the on-line form and we will get in touch with you.
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Looking for a sporting activity for your 4-6 year old?

We run a very successful micros section for 4 to 6 year olds and you are welcome to come down anytime during the season September to April. Take a look at the video clip of a typical training session, if you like what you see click on more information to join.
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