Updated 24th August

Review of 2014 - 15 Season - Under 15's

Under 15s had a good season losing only five games. They reached the Yorkshire Bowl Final but lost 0-19 to to strong Sheffield side. Three players were selected for Yorkshire Kian Stewart. Ben Sutcliffe and Alex Molyneux. Kian Stewart has also been selected for the North of England trials, only our second player to reach this level. Jacob Tansey also played for West Yorkshire u15s.

The season openied with a heavy 14-51 defeat at Keighley but the squad rallied onlt lose 2 more games before the Christmas break. One of the defeats was in the Yorkshire Cup 1st round at home to Roundhegians with meant they dropped into the Plate competition. A 24-24 draw at home to Bees saw the Bees go through as the away team and drop Raiders into the Yorkshire Bowl. After the break the Raiders went on to an excellent run in for the season losing only 3 games.

In the Yorkshire Bowl they beat Sandal 26-12 then Castleford 40-0 to reach the semi final. A tricky draw away at Scarborough would see aiders in the final.In a very close match Raiders lead most of the game 12-5 and with only a few minutes left to play. Scarborough scored a try but the conversion hit the post to send Raiders into the final against Sheffield. In the final Sheffield were quicker to the breakdown and Raiders had little ball. They made a few good breaks but failed to pass the ball on the couple of occcasions to put a man away on a break. A 0-19 saw Sheffield deservedly win the Bowl. Three players Kian Stewart, Alex Molyneuu and Ben Sutcliffe wee selected for Yorkshire. Jacob Tansey was selected for West Yorkshire.

Under 14's playing record
The playing record is missing some results but for those recorded
P24, Won 17, Drawn 2, Lost 5, F 746, A 349


    The Under 15's Awards
  • William Hilton won the most improved player award.
  • Ben Martin won the backs award.
  • Harry Soothill won the forwards award.
  • George Wright won the coaches award.
  • Alex Molyneux won the best newcomer award.
  • Kian Stewart won the player of the year trophy.

u15s Results

Under 15's Squad
George Ackroyd, Ben Ashton, Max Balfour, Callum Bell, MacKenzie Bradwell, Joeseph Craigie, Nathan Cornish,
Tom Craven, James Dixon, Tyler Dupree, Jacob Ellis, Keelan Foster, Nathan Hales, William Hilton, Ali Khan, Roru Lockett, Ben Martin, Alex Molyneax, Sam Puddephatt, Keenan Ramsden,
Kian Stewart, Ben Sutcliffe, William Symms, Jacob Tansey, Alex Tull, Reece Turner, George Wright, Ben Wright.


Review of 2013 - 14 Season - Under 14's

After their first season of 15 a side junior rugby as under 13s this season was one of building on last season and as a result the squad had a good season with some excellent wins when they could field their best side. The season openied with a crushing 57-0 win over Huddersfield followed by wins against Castleford, Rochdale and Brods. In fact they only lost 3 games up to the Xmas break. The wet weather in January and February only saw three games played and the momentum was lost.

In the Yorkshire Cup the draw was very unkind to the Raiders they lost in the first round to Cup Finalists Hull Ionians then lost in the Plate to the plate finalists Scarborough. On the whole a good season with a number of new recruits who if they return next season could make the squad develop into a strong team with a few capable of making the District squad.

Under 14's playing record
The playing record is missing some results but for those recorded
P17, Won 12, Lost 5, F 390, A 248


    The Under 14's Awards
  • Rory Lockett won the most improved player award.
  • Sam Puddephatt won the backs award.
  • Nathan Hales won the forwards award.
  • Tom Craven won the coaches award.
  • George Ackroyd won the best defensive player award.
  • Ben Sutcliffe won the best newcomer award.
  • Kian Stewart won the player of the year trophy.

u14s Results 2013-14

Under 14's Squad
George Ackroyd, Ben Ashton, Max Balfour, Callum Bell, MacKenzie Bradwell, James Crabtree, Joeseph Craigie,
Tom Craven, James Dixon, Tyler Dupree, Jacob Ellis, Keelan Foster, Connor Friend, Nathan Hales, Max Hsarrison,
William Hilton, Harry Hinchliff, Roru Lockett, Toby Muscat-Baron, Ethan Pollard, Sam Puddephatt, Keenan Ramsden,
Morgan Smithies, Kian Stewart, Ben Sutcliffe, William Symms, Jacob Tansey, Alex Tull, Edward Walton, George Wright,
Ben Wright.


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Review of 2012 - 13 Season - Under 13's
The under 13's had another good season and a great start winning the Baildon Festival in October. However they were unable to reproduce the form in the District Festival and failed to qualify for the Yorkshire Cup. At the West Park Leeds Festival they played well to reach the Bowl Final but lost 0-10 to Sandal. They faired better at Brods Festival reaching the Bowl Final beating a strong Sheffield side 10-5.

The squad finished the season at Scarborough festival with a mixed bag of results winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 2 games then hosted touring side Bridgenorth winning 64-0. Next season they move up to junior rugby with a good size squad of 25 players.
Under 13's playing record P18, Won 11, Lost 5, D2, F 403, A 271


    The Under 13's Awards
  • Harry Hinchliff won the most improved player award.
  • Ethan Pollard won the coaches backs award.
  • Toby Muscat-Baron won the coaches forwards award.
  • George Wright won the player of the year trophy.

u13s Results 2012-13

Under 13's Squad
William Symms, Sam Puddephatt, Callum Bell, Nathan Hales, Toby Muscat-Baron, George Wright, Ben Wright, Max Hsarrison,
Kallan Jamieson, William Hilton, Tom Craven, Zac Riley, Patrick Smallman, Kian Stewart, Morgan Smithies,
Harry Hinchliff, George Ackroyd, Toby Muscat-Baron, Ethan Pollard, Connor Friend, Phillip Tattersall


Review of 2011 - 12 Season - Under 12's
The under 12's had another good season and a great start winning the Baildon Festival in October. However they were unable to reproduce the form in the District Festival and failed to qualify for the Yorkshire Cup. At the West Park Leeds Festival they played well to reach the Bowl Final but lost 0-10 to Sandal. They faired better at Brods Festival reaching the Bowl Final beating a strong Sheffield side 10-5.

The squad finished the season at Scarborough festival with a mixed bag of results winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 2 games then hosted touring side Bridgenorth winning 64-0. Next season they move up to junior rugby with a good size squad of 25 players.
Under 12's playing record P45, Won 24, Lost 10, D 11, F 639, A 296


    The Under 12's Awards
  • Harry Hinchliff won the most improved player award.
  • Ethan Pollard won the coaches backs award.
  • Toby Muscat-Baron won the coaches forwards award.
  • George Wright won the player of the year trophy.
    The Under 12's Honours
  • Baildon Festival Winners
  • Brodleians Festival Bowl Winners

Results 2011-12

Under 12's Squad
William Symms, Sam Puddephatt, Callum Bell, Nathan Hales, Toby Muscat-Baron, George Wright, Ben Wright, Max Hsarrison,
Kallan Jamieson, William Hilton, Tom Craven, Zac Riley, Patrick Smallman, Kian Stewart, Morgan Smithies,
Harry Hinchliff, George Ackroyd, Toby Muscat-Baron, Ethan Pollard, Connor Friend, Phillip Tattersall


Revie of 2010 - 11 Season - Under 11's
The under 11's improvement continues and opened the season with good wins over Bees, Baildon and Brods. In the West District Festival they were unbeaten and qualified for the Yorkshire Cup. New players joining the squad saw player numbers increase to 23 which enabled them to field a development team on a number of occasions. The bad weather and Christmas break seemed to disrupt their game and suffered a few defeats including exit from the Yorkshire Cup at the first hurdle to Hull.

The second half of the season saw an improved performance to win the Brodleians Festival Bowl and finish runners up at the Southport Festival. They were beaten in the semi final at the Keighley Festival by a very good Lymm team who went on to win the Festival. The development side had to play at the Sandal Festival due to key players unavailable, they won one game but suffered close defeats in the other pool games. It was still a good performance as the standard is very high at Sandal Festival.
Under 11's playing record P49, Won 26, Lost 20, D 3, F 764, A 419


    The Under 11's Awards
  • George Ackroyd won the most improved player award.
  • Connor Friend won the coaches award.
  • Kian Stewart won the player of the year trophy.
    The Under 11's Honours
  • West District Festival 3rd Place
  • Brodleians Festival Bowl Winners
  • Southport Festival Runners Up

Results 2010-11
Match Reports 2010-11

Under 11's Squad
William Symms, Sam Puddephatt, Callum Bell, Nathan Hales, Toby Muscat-Baron, George Wright
James McHugh, Kallan Jamieson, William Hilton, Tom Craven, Vinny Maude, Callaway Tooby,
Zac Riley, Patrick Smallman, Kian Stewart, Morgan Smithies, George Ackroyd, Toby Muscat-Baron


Review of 2009 - 10 Season - Under 10's
The under 10's had a very sucessful second season of contact rugby. Last season they struggled for numbers but have recruited well to ensure they can compete with stronger sides and at festivals. They made a steady start up to Christmas winning the shield competition at the District Festival and won more games than they lost. The second half of the season saw them reap the rewards of all the training. They won the plate competition at the Brods Festival and were runners up on tour at the Scarborough Festival.

The squad are now progressing well after struggling last season and should do well next season as they move up to midi rugby.


    The Under 10's Awards
  • George Wright won the most improved player award.
  • Nathan Hales won the coaches award.
  • Morgan Smithies won the player of the year trophy.

Results 2009 - 10
Match Reports 2009-10

Under 10's Squad:
George Ackroyd, Callum Bell, Tom Craven, James Dixon, Connor Friend, Nathan Hales, Max Harrison, William Hilton, Kallan Jamieson, Sam Lovering, Vinny Maude, James McHugh, Toby Muscat-Baron, Sam Puddephatt, Ben Riley, Patrick Smallman, Morgan Smithies, Sam Stead, Kian Stewart, William Symms, Phillip Tattersall, Alkex Tull, George Wright



Review of 2008 - 09 Season - Under 9's
The Raiders took the big step from tag to tackle this season starting with a squad of 12 players but as the season progressed a few players dropped out and by November the squad was down to 6 players. Several under 10 players stepped in to help out with the short fall in numbers in the true spirit of rugby. Thanks go to under 10's Oliver Swales, Greg Day, Lewis Hilton, Dan Byrnes. Just before the Christmas break squad numbers started to increase and ended the season with a squad of 11. A further bonus for the squad two parents Adrian Muscat-Baron and Geoff Symms started to help Dave with the coaching. As a result performances began to improve on the field of play with wins over Brods and the double over Sandal.

The under 9's ended their season with a playing record played 23, won 5, drawn 3, lost 15.


    The Under 9's Awards
  • Ben Riley won the most improved player award.
  • Toby Muscat-Barone won the coaches award.
  • Sam Puddephatt won the player of the year trophy.

Results 2008 - 09
Match Reports 2008-09

Under 9's Squad William Symms, Sam Puddephatt, Callum Bell, Nathan Hales, Toby Muscat-Baron, George Wright, Ben Riley, James McHugh, Alex Scoley, Kallan Jamieson, William Hilton, Tom Craven, Vinny Maude, Callaway Tooby

U9 Squad v Sandal March 2009



Review of 2007 - 08 Season - Under 8's

The under 8's (The Raiders) have struggled with numbers this season with a squad of 10 players. Despite the small squad they have performed well under coach Dave Puddephatt winning more than half their games.

The highlight of the season was winning the Huddersfield Festival Shield with a very small squad. At the Harrogate Festival they were unable to progress to the finals losing 2 pool games and drawing the other two. Next season they hang up their tag belts and move on to contact rugby.

Dave does need some help with coaching the players especially as they are moving up to contact rugby. Ideally we like to have 3 coaches at each age group. We also need to recruit more players to build the squad as they move from 7 a side tag rugby to 9 a side contact rugby. We will have a close season campaign to search for more players. Often word of mouth is the best way to recruit so lets try an encourage a friend or someone in the same year at school to come down for a trial.

Under 8's Squad James Senneck, Harry Smith, Kien Mather, William Symms, Sam Puddephatt, Callum Bell, James McHugh, Alex Scoley, Kallan Jamieson, Ben Riley, William Hilton

The awards
Player of the Year goes for the second year running to Callum Bell. He is not only one of the most exciting attacking players I have seen all season in any team, he consistently shows 100% effort in defence too. Well done Callum.

The Most Improved Player award goes to Kallan Jamieson. In his first season he has scored 42 tries, always wants the ball and has developed a great habit of nipping through a gap or down the touchline when the defence are not alert!

The Coach's Award goes to James McHugh. Always present, always keen, always listening and always tries to put into action what I ask the team to do. Well done James.
Dave Puddephat

Match Reports 2007-08
Results 2007-08


Review of 2006 - 07 Season - The Under 7's

The under 7 section started playing their first competitive fixtures this season. During the season a few more players joined the squad to boost the numbers to 12 players.

The highlight of their season was at the Harrogate Festival where they won all their pool games to top the group but lost by one try in the final to finish runners up to Sandal. This was an excellent performance considering some of the older and more experienced players were unavailable and 2 players from the under 6 group made up the squad with no substitutes. In the Huddersfield festival they were runners up in their group and met hosts Huddersfield in the semi final but lost 4-6.

The under 7's ended their season with a playing record played 32, won 14, drawn 4, lost 14.

The awards
Kian Sutcliffe won the most improved player award.
Emma Bower won the coaches award
Callum Bell was voted the player of the year..

Results 2006-07




Review of 2005 - 06 Season - The Under 6's (The Micros)

The under 6 (The Micros) section completed their first full season of mini rugby and the numbers have grown as the season progressed. They did not play any competitive games but spent the season learning the basics of the game ready for next season. Several players gained some match experience as they joined in with the under 7's as they reached their 6th birthday.

We now have a squad of six under 6 players who will form the basis of the under 7's next season and six under 5 players who (next season) will be able to join in the under 7's squad as they reach their sixth birthday.

The awards
William Symms won the most improved player award
Toby Muscat-Baron won the player of the year trophy.


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Under 9's Player Awards 2009

Sam Puddephatt Player of Year 2009

Player of the year Sam Puddephatt


Ben Riley Most Improved Player 2009

Most Improved Ben Riley


Coaches Award Toby_Muscat-Baron 2009

Coaches Award Toby Muscat-Baron