Workington Town

  • Mounsey To Chair Workington Town

    Former Workington and Whitehaven hooker Garry Mounsey has been elected chairman of recently relegated Workington Town by his fellow directors. Mounsey, the former Glasson Rangers amateur player and coach, has been on the board for three years. “I’m delighted to have been elected Chairman, ” said Mounsey. “The club is busy regrouping for the new season in League 1 and with our very experienced vice chair Mark Fryer and a larger board, we are working hard to position the club to challenge...

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  • Workington And Bradford Fall Out Over Live Streaming

    Stakes were raised when Workington Town hosted Bradford Bulls in their League 1 fixture last Sunday after the two clubs fell out publicly over the home side’s refusal to allow the Bulls to broadcast the game live or delayed on the same day. Proper Sport and BullsLive usually stream games live on Facebook, but Workington have declined Bradford’s request to stream the game as is the right of the home club. An exchange of official statements ensued in the days before the game. Bulls chairman, A...

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  • RFL To Launch Review Of Rugby League In West Cumbria

    The future of rugby league in West Cumbria is to be the subject of a major review involving a detailed study spearheaded jointly by the RFL, Whitehaven and Workington Town. The review follows on from the success of Rugby League World Cup 2013, during which more than 14,000 people attended matches at Workington’s Derwent Park stadium, and will focus on the sustainability of professional Rugby League in West Cumbria, as well as looking at the player pathway and development opportunities from wit...

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  • Koukash Declares Interest In Cumbria

    Former Salford Red Devils chairman, Dr Marwan Koukash is looking into the idea of a new rugby league team in Cumbria according to many reports. Cumbria has three existing professional or semi-professional teams - Barrow in the Championship and Workington Town and Whitehaven in League One. "It's a region with more fans of rugby league than football,” Koukash said to BBC Radio Manchester this week. "About three weeks ago I was in West Cumbria and it was amazing the number of kids walking around...

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  • Saracens Cancel Cape Town Experiment

    Saracens have cancelled their plans to stage their Heineken Cup match with Biarritz in Cape Town. The fixture which is scheduled for the 14th of January will now be held in London. There was a dispute in Cape Town over which stadium should host the event. The Cape Town stadium (pictured above) was announced, as the initial venue, which is owned by the City of Cape Town but the Western Province Rugby Football Union wanted the game to be held at Newlands, the regions tradional rugby home. Sarcens...

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  • Bid To Have Rec Made Into Town Green Provokes Backlash

    A resident opposed to moves to give Bath Rugby a greater share of the Recreation Ground has applied for the site to be made an official Town green. But the application by retired NHS IT manager Jack Sparrow has been dismissed as a “stalling tactic” by the politician at the heart of the process of sorting out the Rec’s future. Mr Sparrow, from Bathwick, has lodged an application under the 2006 Commons Act to have the whole of the Rec, including the city’s leisure centre, designated as a t...

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  • Whitehaven and Gailer Part Company

    ... withdrawn. Gailer was originally appointed as head coach at the end of the 2011 season from the North Devils in Australia and saw the side achieve promotion this season, finishing fourth in the table. The club were promoted alongside Barrow Raiders, Workington Town and Doncaster RLFC.

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  • Huddersfiled Man, Andrew Watson Joins Giants

    Huddersfield Giants have appointed ex Huddersfield Town CEO, Andrew Watson as the club’s new commercial director. Watson has a history with the Giants and Huddersfield Town and said: “It was a real honour to be appointed as commercial director of the Giants. “As a lifelong fan of some 500-plus games, it is going to be a real labour of love. “I served as Ken Davy’s chief executive at Huddersfield Town when he rescued the club in 2003, and also as a director of the Giants, and have a lon...

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  • Saracens To Play Heineken Cup Match in Cape Town

    Saracens will break new ground by playing their Heineken Cup Round 5 match against Biarritz Olympique in Cape Town on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. ERC, organisers of the Heineken Cup, and the IRB have both approved an application by the English champions to play the match in South Africa, further growing the club’s brand, sponsor network and supporter base. The decision means South Africa will become the 10th country to host action from European rugby’s premier club tournament, which annual...

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  • Second Bash In Blackpool Eclipses 2015

    ... to Blackpool last weekend to watch two days of thrilling Kingstone Press Championship action and the iPro Sport Cup final at Bloomfield Road. The weekend delivered 55 tries, a winning drop goal (Swinton Lions v Oldham), a hat-trick (Jarrod Summat for Workington Town), five games with a four-point winning margin or less and an additional 531 spectators compared to the Summer Bash in 2015. It also came on the back of a record-breaking Magic Weekend in Newcastle the previous week. Speaking afte...

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