Sheffield Eagles

  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • Noble Becomes Interim Chairman Of Unsettled Eagles

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that Chris Noble MBE has been appointed interim chairman of the club with immediate effect. Noble takes over from the post vacated by Ian Swire who retired from his position in October 2016 after 16 years in post. He has been a director of the Sheffield Eagles for 18 years since the club re-formed in 1999. Speaking of his appointment, Noble said; “I am proud to be appointed chairman of Sheffield Eagles, it’s an honour to represent this great rugby league club....

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  • Sheffield To Groundshare With Doncaster in 2015

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that the club will play their home games at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium in 2015. The Eagles' Olympic Legacy Park will be under construction for the next year and the club's move to the Keepmoat Stadium will see regular Sunday afternoon double headers with Doncaster games kicking off at 2pm and Eagles following on at 4:15pm. Sheffield Eagles head coach and chief executive Mark Aston said: "It’s a great stadium and one we have really enjoyed playing at. It’s a...

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  • Eagles Return To Sheffield In 2018

    Professional rugby league is returning to Sheffield. From next season, the Sheffield Eagles new permanent home will be the 3G pitch at the city’s Olympic Legacy Park. The announcement - ending a four-year exile for the Eagles - comes following extensive discussions between representatives of Legacy Park Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Eagles. “There has been a massive effort from everyone concerned to get us over the line. It has been extremely hard to bring to fruition but we have succe...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Concerns Over City Move

    Sheffield Eagles chief executive Mark Ashton has revealed his growing concerns that the team will no longer be able to play in the city of Sheffield after its current ground is closed at the end of the month. Don Valley Stadium will shut for the final time on 30 September, leaving the Eagles without a ground. The stadium was reportedly running at a loss of £700,000 a year and the closure was decided as a way for the council to cut costs after a £50 million reduction in their budget from centra...

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  • Eagles To Find Temporary Home In Wakefield

    Sheffield Eagles will play their home games at Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue Stadium in 2017. A club statement explained that all avenues were explored to ensure the Championship club remained in Sheffield or South Yorkshire, however no venue could be sought. The Eagles will play matches on Sunday afternoons at Belle Vue with a 3.00pm kick off, subject to RFL approval. Four of the Eagles home fixtures; Toulouse Olympique (12th February), Featherstone Rovers (12th March), Dewsbury Rams (17th Ap...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Join Keighley In Dispute With RFL

    Sheffield Eagles are prepared to join the Keighley Cougars in taking joint action against the Rugby Football League (RFL) over the non-punishment of fielding ineligible players in the dual registration row, according to the Telegraph and Argus. Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett estimates that relegation will cost the club over £250,000 next season and is aggrieved over the RFL's decision to reinstate points to relegation rivals Batley (as well as Doncaster) after both clubs were docked points fo...

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  • Whaling Leaves Troubled Eagles

    Sheffield Eagles chief executive John Whaling has resigned with immediate effect after what he described as a ‘difference of opinion’ at a recent board meeting according to The Sheffield Star late last week. His departure, which he announced on social media, will come as a huge blow to the club as Whaling has been the leading figure in the Eagles’ recent crusade to find a club-saving takeover. In a tweet sent on Thursday, Whaling said: “I have resigned from my position as CEO @Sheffielde...

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  • Eagles Sign Up New Shirt Sponsor

    Sheffield Eagles have secured a new principal shirt sponsor for 2016 with local firm DBL Logistics signing a 12-month deal with an option to extend for a further year. DBL Logistics, which was started as Yorkshire Distribution Service more than 30 years ago by Bert and Linda Clarkson before son David joined in 1987 to complete the company initials, will now have its logo on the front of the Eagles’ home, away and training shirts this coming season. The company has more than 75 depots throughou...

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  • Eagles Find New Home

    Sheffield Eagles have announced that Owlerton Greyhound Stadium will become their new home for at least the next two years. The agreement sees the club return to the venue where it was first formed almost 30 years ago. The 6,000-capacity ground played host to the club's first fixture in September 1984 and the Eagles' return has been ratified by Sheffield City Council and the Rugby Football League (RFL). John Gilburn, managing director of Owlerton Stadium, said: “We’re delighted to be welco...

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