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The draws for the Preliminary and First Rounds of the 2011 Carnegie Challenge Cup have been made at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.

The draw was as follows:

Preliminary Round to be played on January 8 and 9

Pool A
Oulton Raiders v Normanton Knights
Ovenden v Rochdale Mayfield
Millom v Egremont Rangers
Eccles and Salford Juniors v Castleford Panthers
Yorkshire Cup Winners v Drighlington
Shaw Cross Sharks v Stanley Rangers
Lancashire Cup Winners v Seaton Rangers

19 Byes

Pool B
St Albans Centurions v British Police
Loughborough University v Featherstone Lions
Northampton RL v Gloucestershire University

10 Byes

First Round to be played on January 22 and 23

Pool A
East Leeds v Crosfields
East Hull v Saddleworth Rangers
Leigh East v Heworth
Fryston v Stanningley
Eccles and Salford Juniors or Castleford Panthers v Wigan St Patricks
Wigan St Judes v West Bowling
Skirlaugh v Oulton Raiders or Normanton Knights
Wath Brow Hornets v Norland Sharks
Ovenden or Rochdale Mayfield v Lancashire Cup Winners or Seaton Rangers
Yorkshire Cup Winners or Drighlington v Hunslet Warriors
York Acorn v Milford Marlins
Shaw Cross Sharks or Stanley Rangers v Widnes St Maries
Elland v Thatto Heath Crusaders
Kells v Bradford Dudley Hill
Myton Warriors v Ince Rose Bridge
Siddal v Eastmoor Dragons
Oldham St Annes v Hull Dockers
Castleford Lock Lane v Halton Simms Cross
Leigh Miners Rangers v West Hull
Waterhead v Millom or Egremont Rangers

Pool B
Loughborough University or Featherstone Lions v Kippax Knights
Northampton RL or Gloucestershire University v Leeds Met University
Nottingham Outlaws v RAF
Warrington Wizards v Carluke Tigers
University of Central Lancashire v Northumbria University
Edge Hill University v Hull University
Royal Navy v St Albans Centurions or British Police
Valley Cougars v Army RL

The Preliminary Round draw was made in two stages. In the first, seven matches were drawn from Pool A with 19 clubs receiving a bye to the First Round where they joined the 14 NCL Premier teams.

Three matches were then drawn from Pool B, with 10 clubs receiving a bye to the First Round where they were joined by the three services teams.

The First Round draw was also made in two stages. Firstly 20 matches were drawn from Pool A and then eight matches were drawn from Pool B.

For more information about the Carnegie Challenge Cup visit

Head coach Kelvin Lockett has named a 26-man England Community Lions U18s squad for the internationals this autumn.

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Gillette National Youth League champions West Cumbria provide four members of the squad, whilst the midlands have two representatives in George Leng (Leicester Storm) and Sam Hull (North Derbyshire).

The month of November is set to be a real test for the side as they take on France Juniors, Wales and the touring Australian Schoolboys in a little over three weeks.

The full squad will hold their first training session this weekend before a reduced 18-man squad will be named to travel to Bordeaux for the first clash against their French counterparts on Wednesday 3 November.

Great Britain Community Lions coach Dave Woods will be a keen spectator at all three games as he looks to select his side for the one off test match against the touring Schoolboys at Whitehaven on Wednesday 1 December.

England Community Lions squad (inc. club & services area)

Jacob Blades (Holderness Vikings/Hull)
Nathan Slater (Myton Warriors/Hull)
George Leng (Leicester Storm/Leicester)
Tom Tunstall (Blackbrook/St Helens)
Joe Bullock (Blackpool Scorpions/Lancashire)
Dave Pyke (Thatto Heath/St Helens)
Corey Lee (Thatto Heath/St Helens)
Adam Swift (Blackbrook/St Helens)
Callum Phillips (West Cumbria/Whitehaven)
Jack Bussey (Stanningley/Leeds)
Liam Fishwick (Bold Miners/St Helens)
Jack Gay (Hull Dockers/Hull)
Jack Francis (Saddleworth/Oldham)
Gareth Morgan (Saddleworth/Oldham)
Sam Baker (West Hull/Hull)
Ryan Green (Holderness Vikings/Hull)
Barry Clarke (Chorley/Lancashire)
Alistair Leak (West Cumbria/Whitehaven)
Luke Willings (West Bank/Halton)
Nathan Skupski (Thatto Heath/St Helens)
Blake Mahovic (West Cumbria/Whitehaven)
Leon Crellin (West Cumbria/Whitehaven)
Jamie Love (Durham/Durham)
Sam Hull (North Derbyshire/Chesterfield)
Jamie Acton (Hemel Hempstead/Hillingdon, London)
Sam Archibold (Holderness Vikings/Hull)

England Community Lions: forthcoming fixtures

v France Juniors
Wednesday 3 November
Kick Off TBC

v Wales
Wednesday 17 November
Blackwood RFC
Kick Off 7.30pm

v Australian Schoolboys
Friday 26 November
Kick Off 7.30pm




The CARLA management committee have confirmed that the league will start on Tuesday 24th August 2010 for the 2nd Division with fixtures to be announced the week commencing 16/08, and the 1st Division will kick off on Wednesday 25th August 2010. The first fixtures will be as follows:

25th August v Broughton Red Rose (away) Kick off 18:30pm

01st Sept v Distington (away) kick off 18:30pm

04th Sept v Ellenborough Rangers (away) Kick off 14:00pm



Seaton won the inaugural Joan Blair memorial trophy game with a 40 12 win over a spirited Salterbeck storm team at Salterbeck on Saturday 7th August. The club would like to congratulate the players from both teams for an excellent game and thank the parents of Joan Blair and Lynne Benson for kindly donating the trophy. The Seaton team was as follows:


1 Paul Hopper

2 Chris Highton

3 Mark Routledge

4 Martyn Wilson

5 Tom McGeen

6 Miguel Blanco-Charters

7 Callum Phillips

8 Stephen Hodgson

9 Nathan Kirkbride

10 Matt Tunstall

11 Kevin Wilson

12 David Liddington

13 Richard George



14 Tom Curwen

15 Alex McDonald

16 Peter Watson

17 James Mackay

18 Carl Tomlinson

19 Dan Gilmour


Callum Phillips takes Youth League Award

Callum Phillips has been named the Gillette National Youth League player of the year for the 2009/10 season.

The 18 year old West Cumbria half back has had an outstanding season which saw him help his side to the top spot after the regular weekly rounds, before they lifted the Gillette National Youth League title in a thrilling 26-25 success against Leeds Stanningley.

The talented half back has also gone on to represent the England and Great Britain Community Lions sides over the last two seasons, including touring Australia with the Lions in 2009.

West Cumbria coach Craig Barker (who himself took the coach of the year award) was quick to praise his young half back.

”Callum has been great this year and his leadership and enthusiasm has been very evident since the beginning of the season. His attitude in training is spot on and he listens to what he’s told and can put our game plans into action when he’s out on the pitch.”�

”He’s definitely got a good future in the game and he’s played a huge part in the teams success this year. The award has capped perfect season for him.”


All at Seaton Rangers would like to congratulate Callum on a marvellous achievement which rounds off a superb season in which he was a Cumberland Cup winner, amateur cup winner and also man of the match and capped off with the superb achievement of captaining his country with the RFL England community Lions something made all the more impressive due to his playing Saturday and Sunday most weekends throughout the season



The Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s manager Phil Johnson has named a twenty man for the forthcoming game against The Army on Saturday 7th August at West Hull ARLFC kick off 12noon.

All proceeds from the game will be going to the “Help the Heroes charity for our servicemen and the game is kicking off at this time to avoid clashing with the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final tie between the Leeds Rhinos and St Helens which kicks off at 2.30pm at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield.

Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s manager Phil Johnson said,

”We have drafted three new players into the squad that toured Russia earlier in the month. They are Danny Rouse a lively half back, Steven Talbot a strong running prop and Adam Mason tough tackling second row or centre. “

The under 21s remain unbeaten under the coaching partnership of Tony Spence & Neil Houghton. This game will be a big test for our boys against a much improved British Army. Our boys will be meeting in Hull at 10.00am on the day for an early training session in preparation for this big game.

All proceeds from the game will be going to the ”Help the Heroes” charity and we have already received commitments from West Hull club and other volunteers in relation to the ground, refreshments, referee and touch judges

”I hope the rugby league family of the city of Hull will support the game for such a worthy charity and cause.”�

The Squad:

1. Ryan Amor Wath Brow Hornets
2. Shaun Robinson Saddleworth Rangers
3. Jamie Devine Wath Brow Hornets
4. John Dawes Maryport
5. Daryl Flannery Leigh Miners Rangers
6. John Paul Brocklebank Egremont Rangers
7. Kris Walker Myton Warriors
8. Chris Jones Shaw Cross Sharks
9. Scott Clarke Thatto Heath Crusaders
10. Jonathon Goulding Cockermouth
11. Brett Phillips Seaton Rangers
12. Adam Thomason Leigh Miners Rangers
13. Tony Burns Kells
14. Danny Rouse Castleford Lock Lane
15. Mike Williams Eastmoor Dragons
16. Mark Cahill Leigh East
17. Richard Huby Wath Brow Hornets
18. Adam Masson Shaw Cross Sharks
19. Steven Talbot Thornhill Trojans
20. James Tindall Skirlaugh







The BARLA Great Britain Team Manager Mick Turner has named the BARLA Vice Presidents Select squad and management for the game against BARLA Cumbria County side at the Copeland Stadium, Whitehaven on Saturday 14th August, kick off 2.30pm in aid of the Garry Purdham Memorial Fund.

On completion of the game the BARLA Vice Presidents Select squads shirts will be auctioned off in aid of the fund.

The squads first training session will be taking place on Sunday 1st August 10.45am at Shaw Cross Sharks ARLFC.

The Squad:

Dean Balmer Leigh Miners Rangers
Aaron Bradley Hull Dockers
Jamie Dallimore Wigan St Cuthberts
Tim Elliott York Acorn
Lee Fewlass Myton Warriors
Ryan Fieldhouse Leigh East
Sean Foster Wigan St Cuthberts
Lee Gudor Siddal
Tommy Harrison Skirlaugh
Ashley Johanson East Hull
David Johnson Thatto Heath Crusaders
Michael Johnson Myton Warriors
Ben Kendall Siddal
Jonathan Milner Queens
Trevor Penrose Skirlaugh
Gary Phillips Wigan St Patricks
Shaun Quinn Thatto Heath Crusaders
Lee Rentoul York Acorn
Stuart Smith Skirlaugh
Shaun Squires Shaw Cross Sharks
Simon Stevens Leigh East

The club would like to congratulate Richard George and Brett Phillips who have been chosen to represent Cumbria in a game that is effectively a trial for the full BARLA Great Britain team






The club are pleased to announce that the arrangements for pre season friendlies for the 2010/11 season have been concluded and are as follows:

Saturday 7th August 2010 Salterbeck Storm away

Saturday 14th August 2010 Milford Marlins(Leeds) away

 Saturday 21st August 2010 Carlisle Centurions away

 The club is running a bus to the Milford game which will depart Seaton at 09:00am and leave for home from Leeds City centre at 12:00pm on the 14th August the cost of the trip is £10 per person with places limited. Anybody wishing to go is required to pay their money and leave their name on the list on the notice board in the club.


CUMBERLAND CUP WINNERS     2009 2010 click here

      AMATEUR CUP WINNERS      2009 2010 click here

           PRESENTATION NIGHT     2009 2010 click here 

 PAST & PRESENT MATCH        2010           click here



The club is in the final process of working towards the RFL club mark award and as a result there have been a number of functions and processes reviewed and areas highlighted which require the club to make additional appointments in our quest to be as safe and effective as a club as possible as we realise that by doing so we make a better environment for all our players to be a part of.

As a result the club has recruited Kevin Moss as the child welfare officer (CWO) to ensure that all children are treated with equality and fairness and that safe practice is adhered to at all times. Kevin has successfully undertaken training in respect of safeguarding and protecting children and also the Time to Listen course. The club takes ALL child welfare issues seriously in accordance with our child protection policy and would encourage any breaches to be reported to Kevin Moss

Old foes clash in Rochdale

Rochdale Mayfield will play host to an ashes clash with a difference as the Great Britain Masters side take on Australia.

The game  which takes place on Wednesday 14 July, kicking off at 7.15pm  will be the second game of the Australian sides tour which opened in

Cumbria earlier this week.

There will be many interested spectators in attendance with the new Mayor of Rochdale

 Cllr Zulfiqar Ali and his wife Shaheen Akhtar the Mayorees.

All at Seaton Rangers would like to offer our congratulations to John "banker" Banks who has been selected to play in the master’s team. A former Seaton player who was in the first team up until two seasons ago this a fitting reward for his efforts in establishing the clubs masters team and also the ability he has displayed in the masters games that he has taken part


Vereya 16         Unison BARLA Great Britain U21s. 16

Vereya, Moscow

The Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s had a cracker of a game in hand from the word go, the game originally scheduled for 18:00 was brought forward to 17:15 after the BARLA boys had just encountered a 3 hour bus journey from their base location.

The game got off to a very physical start with both packs testing each other out in defence and attack, with some huge hits on both sides, and a large Russian crowd enjoyed the arm wrestle in the middle.

10 minutes into the game Myton Warriors Kris Walker made an excellent break and chipped the ball over the full back, after a fumble in the 10 meter zone Walker collected his kick and scored under the posts. Tony Burns (Kells) converting 6-0 to BARLA.

2 minutes later a nice offload by Brett Phillips (Seaton Rangers) down the left flank enabled John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers) to race 20 meters and slip the ball inside to Jamie Devine (Wath Brow Hornets) to cross the whitewash in the corner. Burns missed the conversion from the corner 10-0 for BARLA.

BARLA looked like they were cruising to a comfortable victory however at this stage the penalty count was still 0-0 at the 30 minute stage things looked even better when again Phillips slipped a ball to Brocklebank who immediately put on a step to wrong foot the Vereya full back, and scored under the posts, Burns converting for 16-0 to BARLA.

Then a clever play by Vereya, and some sloppy defence allowed the Russians to score a great worked try, with the conversion slotted over it was 16-6 at half time.

At this point the Russians crowds were out in force with a good 1,800 Russians singing and chanting for the Russians, even a presence from the local police and fire engines were there. BARLA knew at this stage it was "Game On".

Vereya done their home work on BARLA and not long into the second half Wath Brow Hornets Rich Huby was coming off with a badly broken nose, some 5 minutes later the ever sharp Dean Gamble (Sharlston Rovers) was taken from the field with a AC joint injury. BARLA were down to bare bones.

A good break down the right hand side from Jon Dawes (Maryport) released Skirlaugh's James Tindall, who dropped the ball saving Vereya close to the line.

On the 65 minute mark Vereya put up a bomb which BARLA failed to deal with and they crossed in the corner, the try wasn't converted 16-10 game on.
BARLA again pushed and pushed, and then the giant centre Richard Bostock (Thornhill Trojans) was helped from the field with an eye injury, soon to be followed by his room mate Mark Flynn from Dewsbury Moor with a broken hand.

This was now like the ˜Rocky IV film, the Russians were singing, the crowd was shouting, they even had a fly over from a plane and the penalty count rose to 18-5 to Russia.

A break down the right hand side with 18 minutes to go saw Brocklebank chip forward and he just finger tipped his own effort forward for a knock on.

Then on 65 minutes Vereya's clever scrum half broke the line and scored under the sticks and the try was converted 16-16, how much more action could this game bring.

Scott Mountain (Skirlaugh) who worked tirelessly retired with a groin problem. BARLA were now hanging on, or was it Vereya hanging on. With minutes to go BARLA players Adam Thomason (Leigh Miners Rangers), Dawes and Chris Jones (Shaw Cross Sharks) produced a creasing tackle and the Vereya fullback spilled the ball. BARLA collected and referee deemed ripped out, no try.

Some blustering running from Jones and Mountain held BARLA in good stead and with Wath Brow Hornets Ryan Amor created some 1-1 man on man tackles to prevent any further scoring. BARLA pressed and pressed, but at times they were playing 1800 people, plus the officials and the game ended in a draw. The atmosphere was electric and BARLA made some sure friends in Moscow.

Tony Burns collected the MOM for his tireless work in defence and his constant running at the line, with Thatto Heath Crusaders Scott Clarke running him close second with some darting runs from dummy half and a constant thorn in the Vereya defence, Brocklebank coming latter of the 1-2-3 for some excellent work with ball in hand.

Man of the tour was named as Johnny (Rambo) Goulding (Cockermouth) for his efforts both on and off the pitch.

Coaches Tony Spence and assistant Neil Horton were delighted with their wounded warriors,

"The penalty count destroyed our chance, we put out a pacey team to hit the floor and get a quick play the ball, which we weren‚€™t allowed to get, but I thought considering the heat, the officials and the crowd we done great."

Spence also added,

"This will be a mental challenge for some of these guys, and we have seen these kids grow in stature both on and off the field and now hope they can take this experience through with them at club and county level, we done well."
The Unison BARLA Great Britain U21s manager Phil Johnson also added,

"We arrived in Vereya to meet a very hostile patriotic Russian crowd, we had a great start to the game, but with some poor referee decisions and the intense heat and the conditions started to get to us and Vereya started to claw their way back. Hopefully knowing now what we had to face we could be better prepared, and get the boys mentally prepared better. However this will give some of these guys a taste of international RL, and maybe a push towards a career in Rugby."

"We were all proud to be part of this tour party from 1-30, and we will all take away some special moments and learn from this, this touring party was a special crew, with all the team, management and coaches not having a bad word. Even the guys who were unfortunate not to be included took this on the chin."

Phil was also keen to thank his management team

"Chris Parr and Sean High these boys chipped there hand into all areas and were a great help, Sean rubbing the boys down before games and myself Sean, Tony, Neil and Chris taking a training session with a Russian team in Moscow."

Johnson also added

"We have made some new comrades in Russia."

Captain and MOM in Vereya match Tony Burns gave his thoughts,

"We had some good field position and should have killed the game off, however the officials seemed to start and sway the game also the heat and the ref letting them slow the play the ball down killed us. And we let Vereya back into the game, however I am proud of all the effort the guys put in, and would also like to thank the management on behalf of all the players on their efforts to make our tour a enjoyable tour."

Man of the Match
BARLA Under 21s: Tony Burns (Kells)

Chris Jones tireless running and Brocklebank's persistent prodding of the Vereya line.

Fullback Ryan Amor done some good one on one tackles to prevent certain tries , and Tindall, Jones and Dawes tackle that spilled the ball, when a rip out was given.

Unison BARLA U21s

1. Ryan Amor (Wath Brow Hornets)
2. James Tindall (Skirlaugh)
3. Jon Dawes (Maryport)
4. Richard Bostock (Thornhill Trojans)
5. Jamie Devine (Wath Brow Hornets)
6. John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers)
7. Kris Walker (Myton Warriors)
8. Chris Jones (Shaw Cross Sharks)
9. Scott Clarke (Thatto Heath Crusaders)
10. Rich Huby (Wath Brow Hornets)
11. Alex Trumper (Thatto Heath Crusaders)
12. Brett Phillips (Seaton Rangers)
13 Tony Burns Capt (Kells)
14. Dean Gamble (Sharlston Rovers)
15. John Goulding (Cockermouth)
16. Scott Mountain (Skirlaugh)
17. Adam Thomason (Leigh Miners Rangers)
18. Mark Flynn (Dewsbury Moor)
19. Mike Williams (Eastmoor Dragons)

Tries: Walker (10), Devine (12), Brocklebank (38)

Goals: Burns 2/3

Scoring sequence 0-6, 0-10, 0-16, 6-16, 10-16, 16-16

Penalties: 18-5

Half-time: 6-16


Statement from the RFL and BARLA on the community game season

The RFL and BARLA have agreed to work closely together to find the best possible way forward for the sport following the Community Boards recommendation to work towards a March-November season for the bulk of the community game.

Rugby Leagues Community Board unanimously accepted the findings of the formal consultation on the community game season and agreed that it indicated a clear desire to plan for a change to the season structure.

Richard Lewis, RFL Chairman said: “I’m delighted that The RFL and BARLA will be working together to decide how best to respond to the Community Boards decision and also to ensure that all parts of the game benefit.”

BARLA Vice-Chairman John Pattinson said: “BARLA completely support the independence and outcome of the consultation and will continue to act in the interests of the leagues, clubs and players.
We are committed to working with the community game in the best interests of the sport.”

A working group including representatives from BARLA and The RFL will be formed to plan and initiate any changes to the season structure.

The recommendation was made by the Community Board after reviewing evidence gathered during a formal consultation process with the grassroots of the sport.

This recommendation will now be communicated to all junior, youth and open age clubs and leagues who have the final decision on when they want to play the sport. The RFL and BARLA will also be speaking to match officials, volunteers, coaches and players.

For further information please contact BARLA Vice-Chairman John Pattinson on; or 07779 094 435


Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s

Head Coach Tony Spence has named the Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21 squad for their final test against Russian champions Veraya today 1st July

1. Ryan Amor (Wath Brow Hornets)
2. James Tindall (Skirlaugh)
3. Jon Dawes (Maryport)
4. Richard Bostock (Thornhill Trojans)
5. Jamie Devine (Wath Brow Hornets)
6. John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont )
7. Kris Walker (Myton Warriors)
8. Chris Jones (Shaw Cross Sharks)
9. Scott Clarke (Thatto Heath Crusaders)
10. Rich Huby (Wath Brow Hornets)
11. Alex Trumper (Thatto Hrath Crusaders)
12. Brett Phillips (Seaton Rangers)
13 Tony Burns Capt (Kells)
14. Dean Gamble (Sharlston Rovers)
15. John Goulding (Cockermouth)
16. Scott Mountain (Skirlaugh)
17. Adam Thomason (Leigh Miners Rangers)
18. Mark Flynn (Dewsbury Moor)
19. Mike Williams (Eastmoor Dragons)


Moscow Select     0      Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s   36

The Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s a got off too a great start with a win over a Moscow Select side 36-0 , with Wath Brow Hornets Jamie Devine claiming the man of the match.

He was closely followed by East Hulls Scott Mountain and Johnny Goulding from Cockermouth.

The game was a tough encounter and a great experience to all playing. John Paul Brocklebank kicked 4 goals and scored a try.

Both BARLA Great Britain wingers, Darryl Flannery (Leigh Miners Rangers) and Sean Robinson (Saddleworth Rangers) both crossed for 1 try a piece.

Leading 18-0 at half time, the BARLA Great Britain team upped there game with Wath Brows Rich Huby creating the platform with some real bone crunching shots. At this stage the Russians started to feel the pace and Kris Jones and Cris Walker crossed for a try apiece.

Scott Mountian (East Hull) raced 30 yards and sold the full back a dummy. Tony Burns (Kells) converted 2 tries.

Towards the end the game started to get slightly out of control so the referee blew 10 mins early.

Mark Cahill (Leigh East), John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers) Rich Huby (Wath Brow Hornets) were also in form bur they were rested for Thursdays final test against Russian champions Veraya

Unison BARLA Great Britain Under 21s

1. Mike Williams (Eastmoor Dragons)
2. Sean Robinson (Saddleworth Rangers)
3. Alex Thompson (Leigh Miners Rangers)
4. Jamie Devine (Wath Brow Hornets)
5. Daryyl Flannery (Leigh Miners Rangers)
6. John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont Rangers) Captain
7. Mark Flynn (Dewsbury Moor)
8. Steve Gill (Castleford Panthers)
9. Mark Cahill (Leigh East)
10. Rich Huby (Wath Brow Hornets)
11. Scott Mountain (Skirlaugh)
12. Johnny Goulding (Cockermouth)
13 Alex Trumper (Thatto Heath Crusaders)
14. Dean Gamble (Sharlston Rovers)
15. Carl Mcbain (Barrow Island)
16. Tony Burns (Kells)
17. Brett Phillips (Seaton Rangers)
18. Chris Jones (Shaw Cross Sharks)
19. Chris Walker (Myton Warriors)

Tries: Brocklebank, Flannery, Robinson, Jones, Walker, Mountain

Goals: Brocklebank 4, Burns 2



John Nicholson

Its with great sadness that the club must announce the death of John Nicholson. A respected player in his time John went onto become a pioneer in the world of sports fitness and was responsible for many players including the Seaton team being in peak physical condition. An honest, hardworking man it was a privilege to have known him. He was 76 years old and leaves behind, wife Kathleen, son Michael and daughter Julie and was father-in-law to Keith and Janice, and a greatly loved and doting grandfather to Taylor, Amy and Leon. All connected with Seaton Rangers would like to express our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends




It is with deep regret that the club must announce the passing away of Joan Blair. Joan served the club for a number of years in the capacity of secretary and made an outstanding contribution to the club in terms of both open age and youth rugby league at Seaton. Joan also served the local league for a number of years in her role as PRO for CARLA. During this time she made many friends in the game as evidenced by the fact that when going to places like Saddleworth and York Acorn in recent times the first question asked would be how are Roger and Joan? She will be greatly missed by all connected by the club and on behalf of all committee, coaches, playing staff and fans we offer our heartfelt condolences to Roger and all of there family.





The club are delighted to confirm the re-appointment of Ricky Wright as head coach for the 2010/11 season continuing on the good work that he started in 2009/10, Rugby secretary Peter Gilmour commented " 2009/10 was a superb season for us winning the SJR Cumberland cup and the amateur cup and narrowly missing out on other honours in what was a massive improvement from the previous season, the players were consulted and along with the committee it was unanimously agreed that Ricky Wright was the man to take us forward into the future. As a club we are delighted to have retained the services of such a young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach



There is a masters tournament being held at Wath Brow Hornets on Sunday 14th February 2010 with a 13:00pm kick off. Seaton Rangers have entered a team and are looking for all past players who are 35 or over and would like to pull on the Seaton shirt again and catch up with there team mates to join the team. Anyone wishing for further information should contact Peter Gilmour on 07973338743.
The closing date is Friday 29th January 2010 for interested players

Seaton Rangers Masters Squad

john banks
steven ostle
anthony richardson
gary mewse
john bough
ken charters
rod turnbull
alan maxwell
dave hill
paul hodgson
phil scott
mark jones
les smallwood
gavin askew
lee grimley
jamie beaumont
john melville
colin smith
paul mckenzie



England Community Lions U18s were narrowly beaten by France Juniors in a tightly contested affair.
The Lions were edged out 22-14 in pouring rain in the south of France but showed good fighting spirit after a poor start.
The early signs looked ominous for England as France were quickest out of the blocks, crossing the line twice inside the opening ten minutes.
The first try came inside two minutes; with Englands early eagerness in defence their downfall, they conceded an unnecessary penalty, deep in their own half, which led to the quick thinking French scum half sending his full back over the whitewash with a well executed pass.
It didnt take long for France to double their lead.
Sloppy defence again by England, who had been rocked by the early try, invited impressive French prop Bousquet to make it 12-0, before England had a chance to settle into the game.
Frances third try was perhaps the most disappointing for the England coaching staff.
Ten minutes later, it was third time lucky for the French, who tried dummy half runs on three consecutive plays, for the last on which, Englands marker defence went to sleep, allowing the French half back to dart over and add four more to the scoreboard.
With the score 16-0 and the rain starting to make ball control difficult, England coach, Dave Woods turned to his bench for some inspiration.
The introduction of young utility back, Alistair Leek seemed to give the team the direction they had been lacking so far.
However, it was his half back partner, Ian Kerman that found they key to unlock the French resistance.
His well placed kick from right to left picked out speedy winger Joe Bullock, who touched down in the corner to give England their first points of the night.
The Lions thought they had added to their tally a few minutes later, with Kerman again in the thick of it, as he sent through powerful second rower Danny Burgon, only for the referee to bring play back for a suspect forward pass at the play the ball.
By now, the England team was growing in confidence and had started to play some more expansive rugby but the slippery conditions werent helping, as the Lions made far too many unforced errors for the coaches liking.
It was a stop-start half, in which the French referee did little to help the match flow, awarding countless penalties for marginal and often questionable infringements.
Five minutes before the break, he chose to stamp authority on proceedings, sending French replacement prop Facip to the sin bin for persistent high tackling.
At the half time interval England were still well in the game but trailing 16-4, Coach Woods would have had plenty to talk about in the dressing room but will have been encouraged by his sides determination to stay in contention.
The start of the second half belonged to England.
After a good build up of pressure down the left in the opening five minutes, the Lions were given feed of a scrum just short of the French line.
Half back and Captain, Callum Phillips took control of the situation; collecting the ball from the back of the scrum and throwing an ingenious dummy, which sent two French defenders the wrong way, before darting through the gap and scoring under the sticks.
With the extras added, the Lions were within one converted score of the French and the momentum was truly theirs.
Moments later, they were nearly in again.
Powerful centre Matthew Fogarty came off the defensive line and intercepted a looping French pass on his own ten metre line.
His pace left the scrambling French forwards for dead and he scampered 80m up field and looked certain to score a try, only for his efforts to be thwarted by a superb covering tackle just short of the line.
With time running out for the Lions, they stepped up the pressure once again and this time their efforts were rewarded.
With thirteen minutes still on the clock, a move straight off the training ground put the lions in for a try.

Senior squad member Anthony Morrison showed good hands to provide the final pass to sent Karl Olstrum over to put the Lions within touching distance of the lead.
Trailing 16-14 going into the final stages, England had more good field position but failed to convert.
Poor decisions in the French final third is ultimately what cost England the win.
As the Lions tried to force the win, the French were able to counter attack and seal the win with the final try of the match.
The full-time score ended 22-14 in favour of the French but England produced a spirited performance in difficult conditions.
Loose forward, David Orwells all round solid performance earned him man of the match for the Lions.
Head Coach Dave Woods agreed there are lots of reasons to be optimistic ahead of the upcoming fixtures but acknowledged there is lots of room for improvement.
”We made some real good plays and defensively we looked strong most of the time. Of course we are disappointed that we didnt carry into the game some of the things we trained for. Perhaps we lacked composure and showed a bit of naivety in that we tried to score from every play rather than build pressure on our opponents”�
The team arrived in the South of France on Tuesday afternoon and the trip was definitely a worthwhile experience.
They now have to build on what they have learnt ahead of their match with the Australia Institute of Sport on the 26th November in Widnes.


England Community Lions U18s

1 Shane Ackerley (West Cumbria)
2 Joe Bullock (Blackpool Scorpians)
3 Mathew Fogerty (Saddleworth Rangers)
4 Blake Mohavic (West Cumbria)
5 Karl Olstrum (West Cumbria)
6 Callum Philips (West Cumbria)
7 Ian Kerman (West Hull)
8 Glenn Riley (West Cumbria)
9 Brad Dwyer (Ince Rose Bridge)
10 Stephen Welton (Gateshead)
11 Daniel Bergan (Widnes St Maries)
12 Anthony Morrison (Saddleworth Rangers)
13 David Orwell (Saddleworth Rangers)
14 Alistair Leek (West Cumbria)
15 Mathew Syron (Queens)
16 Matthew Huby (Wath Brow Hornets)
17 Kirk Collins (West Hull)

France Juniors

1. Morgan Escare (UTC)
2. Joseph Negre (UTC)
3. Damien Cardace (Lézignan)
4. Clément Soubeyras (Carpentras)
5. Seydou Coulibali (Corbeil)
6. Lilian Albert (Villeneuve)
7. Mourad Kriouache (T.O)
8. Julian Bousquet (Lézignan)
9. Pierre-Louis Borrel (Limoux)
10. Thibaud Margalet (UTC)
11. No√ęl Andreucetti (Carpentras)
12. Anthony Deleigne (Lézignan)
13.Marc Meye (Pia)
14. Theo Bonneriez (UTC)
15. Andrew Bigat (Lézignan)
16. Nicolas Houbloup (Corbeil)
17. Alexis Falip (UTC)

Half Time: 16-4

Men of the Match
England: David Orwell (Saddleworth Rangers




 England Community Lions U18s were left disappointed as their hard work went unrewarded against the Australian Institute of Sport.
For long periods of the match, England stood toe-to-toe with their counterparts but were eventually over-run 48-20 at the Stobart Stadium, Halton.
In a first half in which England were arguably the better team, they would have felt aggrieved to go into the break behind on the scoreboard.
Australia had an uncharacteristically shaky start, with early handling errors gifting England good field position and it was England who took the lead fifteen minutes into the match.
Prop forward, Stephen Welton, powered his way over the line from first receiver and Kerman added the extras.
But Australia were back level shortly afterwards.
Slick passing, pace and good support play by Watson, Carter and then Lucas broke the English line with winger, Lucas, scoring to the left of the sticks.
Australia then took the lead after twenty-three minutes, in unfortunate circumstances for England.
Chris Ford, making his Lions debut, lost the ball in the tackle in his own half and Australian stand off Paul Carter was able to capitalise on the error and score under the posts.
England had been putting Australia under pressure with high kicks from the first whistle and forced fiery fullback, Morseu, to make numerous mistakes in the first half.
With five minutes of the half remaining, Englands pressure was rewarded after they forced an Australian drop-out for another set of six.
Australia were undone by Kermans decisive pass to impact forward Matthew Syron, who powered his way to the line.
England retained the initiative and Kermans dynamic kicking game continued to cause the tourists problems.
He was able to force another drop-out, from which Australia kicked the ball out of play on the full to gift England a penalty right in front of the sticks.
With half time approaching England took the two points on offer and regained the lead 14-12 but the Aussies are no pushovers and added to their score just before the siren.
Cale Hobday put loose forward John Puna through for a converted try, which made the score line 18-14 in favour of Australia at the interval.
It was a solid first half performance from England and they were unlucky to be behind.
England started the second half on the front foot, building good pressure but indiscipline let Australia increase their lead.
England conceded a penalty for holding on in the tackle from which Carter bagged his second try.
Australian fullback Morseus torrid night continued as he knocked on again and appeared to throw a punch at England winger Blake Mahovic.
The game threatened to boil over with players from both sides getting involved but the ref was able to restore order.
England got themselves back within one score shortly afterwards with Kerman involved again.
His pass helped substitute Kirk Collins get on the score-sheet and maintained his 100% record with the boot to make the score 20-24.
However, the final twenty minutes belonged to Australia as they started to show their class against the tiring England pack.
They scored four unanswered tries in the final stages, bearing heavy resemblance to the recent Four Nations final.
Warden, Morseu and Feldt(2) finished the job for Australia and England will be disappointed at the way their intensity dropped in the latter stages.
Nether-the-less England will take spirit from the way they competed for most of the game.
England head coach, Dave Woods said: Im really disappointed; I dont think the score line indicated the game. For the first half we were the better side.
In the second half we stopped doing the things that were giving us joy and they lifted and we didnt go with them.�
He was particularly impressed with the turn around in performance level since the defeat in France earlier this month.
It was a lot better effort than we had in France; there was a lot of improvement from a lot of the players.

When we realised we could compete we got some comfort from that and did ourselves proud.�
The Lions dont play again now until they take on Wales in January.
The full squad of 30 will again regroup for a training camp before the match squad will be selected.

Attendance: 552

Men of the Match: Kyle Fieldt(AIS) Matthew Huby(Eng)

England Community Lions U18s

1.Reece Lazenby (West Hull)
2.Jonathon Frodsham (Pilkington Recs)
3.Chris Ford (Thatto Heath Crusaders)
4.Karl Olstrom (West Cumbria)
5.Blake Mahovic (West Cumbria)
6.Callum Phillips (West Cumbria)
7.Ian Kerman (West Hull)
8.Glenn Riley (West Hull)
9.Alistair Leek (West Cumbria)
10.Stephen Welton (Gateshead Thunder)
11.David Orwell (Saddleworth Rangers)
12.Drew Johnson (Wigan St Patricks)
13.Matthew Huby (Wath Brow Hornets)
14.James McDonald (West Cumbria)
15.Shane Ackerly (West Cumbria)
16.Matthew Syron (Queens)
17.Kirk Collins (West Hull)

Australian Institute of Sport

1.Maipele Morseu (Yeppon)
2.Josh Batalibasi (Brisbane)
3.Ryan Pooley (Tamworth)
4.Reece Jaeger (Gunnedah)
5.Michael Lucas (Brisbane)
6.Paul Carter (Wollongbar)
7.Dean Blackman (Rockhampton)
8.Cale Hobday (Brisbane)
9.Matt Nean (Ballina)
10.Brendan Simpson (Mudgee)
11.Kyle Feldt (Townsville)
12.Kurt Warden (Corlette)
13.John Puna (Brisbane)
14.Lucas Grech (Melbourne)
15.Josh Merritt (Dubbo)
16.Dale Watson (Singleton)
17.Dylan Hill (Dubbo)

Referee: C Leatherbarrow




All involved with Seaton Rangers would like to congratulate Callum Phillis who recently had the tremendous honour of Captaining the England u18 Community Lions in there recent test match away in France which is a special achievement. Even though England lost the test match in a close fought encounter Callum showed up well and scored a superb individual try. There next game is Thursday the 26th November 2009 @ the Halton stadium Widnes against the touring Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) team




The excellant Rugby league world magazine is out now and the current edition contains a fantastic article by Phil Hodgson of the RLW and League Express on Seaton Rangers which covers the highs and lows of the last decade and what the club are doing to bounce back culminating in our fantastic start to the season



 As a club we are delighted to announce that the club through the unstinting hard work of Paul Hodgson and Duncan Moyle and through the magnificent support of both the trustees of the Seaton welfare and CISWO have been able to secure grant funding that will allow the field to be dug up and drainage installed that should ensure that the field is one of the best in the county. The work on the field is scheduled to start in the middle of May once all the legal formalities with the contractor have been completed. Further news will be posted here as and when available



Thank You From Callum Phillips

I would like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to all those involved in making my recent tour to Australia an extra special occasion in my rugby league career to date.

The tour with the

Great Britain U18 community lions was made possible by the very generous sponsorship from Happy Hours Nursery Seaton, Premier Blinds of Workington and an enormous effort by Seaton rugby league club to raise the funds to make this trip a very memorable occasion. The money raising evening expertly organised by Paul Hodgson and so well supported by all my playing team mates was truly appreciated, and of course everyone had a very good night.

To all the people that have helped in one way or another

your generosity and support is truly appreciated. Thanks again.

Callum Phillips


Iggesund Cumbria Cup 2009/2010

The draw for the preliminary and first round of the Iggesund Cumbria Cup 2009/2010 was made on Saturday 5th September 2009 and is as follows:

Preliminary draw - Sat 3rd October
Distington v Elbra
Askam v Broughton RR
Salterbeck v Dalton

Round one - Sat 17th October
Lowca v Wath Brow
Maryport v Hensingham
Askam or BRR v Dist or Elbra
Barrow Island v Glasson Rangers
Egremont v Millom
Cockermouth v Walney Central
Clifton Lions v Kells
Salterbeck or Dalton v Seaton

Cumbria RL names County Championship squads

Cumbria ARL have named their initial train-on squad for the up and coming County Championship.

Copeland contribute 17 players to the open age squad, with Allerdale adding 11 more and the rest being made up in the south of the county.

The biggest contingent comes from Barrow Island with six named, then Wath Brow Hornets and Millom contribute five players apiece.

There are a further 18 Copeland stars in the under-19 squad, with nine from Allerdale, for their championship, run in conjunction with the open age games.

Millom lead the way with six players, plus five from Wath Brow, and four apiece from Broughton, Maryport and Walney.

This seasons County Championship has been brought forward to start at the end of this month.

And Cumbria will go into action against Lancashire in the two opening fixtures, to be played at Leigh East on September 27.

There have also been changes in the coaching ranks with former open age bosses Gary Charlton and Martin Oglanby now in the hot seat at Workington Town.

The new open age county coach is Hensingham‚€™s former Wigan star Stephen Holgate, assisted by Distingtons Carl Hewer. The managers are George Hunton and Tony McKnight.

The under-19s will be coaches by Mark Robb and Barry Quayle, and managed by Sean High and Steve Parkin.


Bryan Park, Paul Osborne (Broughton RR); Mark Haycock, Jonathan Goulding (Cockermouth); Richard Farrer, Rhys Davies, John Paul Brocklebank (Egremont); David Sewell, Paul West (Ellenborough); Greg Rowley, Derek Stott (Glasson); Gavin Maudling (Hensingham); Scott Lofthouse, Ashley Mcdonald, Tony Burns (Kells); Mark Foster (Maryport); Richard George, Brett Phillips (Seaton); Fran King, Kyle Lofthouse, Graham Lupton, Kevin Thompson, Ryan Robb (Wath Brow); Arron Low, Matt Jefferson, Matt Parkinson, Joe Elliott, Dean Morgan, Sam Jones (Barrow Island); Luke O'Connor, Ryan Birkby, Matt Bolton (Dalton); Tom Sibley, Andy Dawson, A Dixon, Craig Wilson, Scott Mossop (Millom); Lee Edmondson, Glen Philips (Roose Pioneers); Nathan Strefford, Adam Nicholson (Walney).


Conner Edgar, Ben Askew, Jonathan Ritson, Scott Williams (Broughton RR); Clayton Sutton (Distington); John Murray, Allister Leak, Dale Horn (Egremont); Lewis Wilson, Sean Fitzsimmons, Ross Gainford (Kells); Steve Scholey, Philip Holliday, Jon Dawes, Daniel Rooney (Maryport); Callum Phillips (Seaton); Glenn Riley, Karl Olstrum, Matthew Huby, Jason Connery, Dale Bell (Wath Brow); Josh Haney (Barrow Island); Danny Sayle (Dalton); Dan Vale, Sam Doyle, Adam Batty (Roose Pioneers); Nathan Sneeby (Hindpool); Chris Warren, Matty Palmer, Ross Brook, Joe Shaw, Elliott Miller, Dane Kelly (Millom); Dan Morrow, David Nicholson, Mike Parkin, Danny ONeil (Walney).


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The club are delighted to announce the return of the past v present game
which will take place this year on SUNDAY 24TH MAY 2009 with a 13:OOPM KICK
OFF. We would like to invite all former players to play in the game and take
part in the launch of the Seaton Rangers vice presidents club post game.
It is anticipated that there will be post match entertainment and also a
barbecue at the club. All players taking part are asked to be at the club
for 12:30pm on the day of the game and to bring there own shorts and socks.
The game will be contested over three twenty-minute periods.

Any player who has any further queries should contact Peter Gilmour on


As another season draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to
say a big thank you to all those involved with the club throughout the
2008/09 season. I would like to thank all our players who have stuck
together all season through thick and very thin and kept turning up, yes
things haven’t gone to plan but at the same time we managed to keep two teams
going an achievement in itself. To the volunteers of the rugby committee
thanks very much for all your hard work in making sure that everything has
been run smoothly and to all the women who provide the food after the game a
big thanks also. Thanks to all the fans who have got behind the team during
the tough times,  for those who haven’t there is always B & Q on a Saturday,
and lastly to the club coaching staff who have held it all together in
particular Paul Slone who has been a rock during turbulent times.
2009/2010 will be a big season for the club and exciting times are just around the
corner, for those who think the Seaton success story is over wrong its just

Peter Gilmour


On behalf of all at the club we would like to extend our congratulations to
Callum Phillips on his recent selection for the Great Britain community
Lions under 18s team. This is a fantastic achievement as Callum is only
still 16. He has made a superb impact on the open age set up at the club
already and is further testament to the excellent work being done with the
youth teams by Geoff Symes and marks yet another Great Britain call up for
Seaton players in recent seasons. The GB Community lions play an away
fixture against the French and more news will be posted on this as soon as
it becomes available




BARLA Great Britain .. 74    South Africa Rhinos .. 4
Craven Park, HULL KR RLFC

BARLA Great Britain put on a wonderful display of running rugby with a
record 74-4 victory over a gallant and brave South Africa Rhinos at Craven
Park the home of Hull KR RLFC Despite conceding thirteen tries gave it their
all and can return home with heads held high and continue to develop their

This was perfectly illustrated when trailing by that score, second row
forward Jago Pretorius put in a magnificent try saving tackle in the corner
to prevent BARLA winger Chris Walker (Oulton Raiders) going in for his fifth
try after scoring a first half quadruple.

BARLA with Walkers first half efforts and the first of a brace from second
row forward Luke Varley (Castleford Panthers) led 28-4 at the break. The
side showed their ‚€˜professionalism‚€™ scoring a further 46 unanswered
points as the Rhinos were put to the sword.

The Rhinos though who played in the last World Cup in 2000 will learn from
this and given that this months competition is expected to make a large
profit one would think that an injection of funding will help to continue to
develop the game in South Africa, which boasts 30 clubs and six
provincincial sides. Over to you Rugby League International Federation

BARLA took the lead after three minutes after both sides had completed their
opening sets and on the back of two quick fire penalties attacked the Rhinos
line. The Rhinos held out but as they tried to clear their own lines winger
Walker intercepted a Morne Claassen pass on the second tackle 20 metres out
to go under the posts. Loose forward Lee Waterman added the extras for the
first of 22pts with eleven from thirteen conversions.

The Rhinos though hit back five minutes later following back to back
penalties against BARLA. From the play the ball scrum half Hennie Rademeyer
ran across the face of the BARLA line before passing outside to centre
Dirkie Fourie who sped through the gap to score in the corner despite the
efforts of Walker and Andy Dobson (Thatto Heath Crusaders). Claassen
couldn‚€™t add the extras.

The Rhinos confidence grew and they started throwing the ball about looking
dangerous, but at times in impossible situations when with experience ball
retention would have been the better option. BARLA also had their chances
and should have increased the lead on 14 minutes but Simons Stevens (Leigh
East) knocked on with the line beckoning.

But seven minutes later the try did come when the ball went down the line
with quick hands and Dobson put the final pass out to Walker to score in the
corner and there was a converted try between the teams.

On 27 minutes following referee Craig Halloran warning both skippers about
infringements at the play the ball BARLA were down to twelve as Gary Weymes
was given ten minutes.

This seemed spur BARLA on and they scored three converted tries in the last
ten minutes of the half which were somewhat gifted to them by the Rhinos. On
30 minutes they put an unnecessary chip over in their own half which saw the
home side counter attack on the short side. Craig Wilson (Millom) drew the
cover before passing for Varley to go under the posts.

Five minutes later following another penalty Walker completed his hat-trick
in the corner and in the last minute the Rhinos trying to attack and keeping
the ball alive saw it go to ground forty metres out and Walker sped away to
complete his quartet.

The Rhinos got off to the worst possible start in the second half as they
conceded a further three tries in the opening nine minutes. Within a minute
Varley, who was the pick of the forwards especially in the second half drove
through the Rhinos defence before passing to Wilson to go under the

 From the restart BARLA scored again this time with superb running and
handling which saw Richard George (Seaton Rangers) score the first of his
brace. The Rhinos couldn‚€™t get any ball and were desperately defending but
thought they had some respite on 49 minutes when awarded a penalty but they
failed to find touch and immediately conceded one in frustration. From the
tap Stevens powered his way over and BARLA led 46-4.

 From the restart Lee Maskill thought he brought up the fifty but the try was
disallowed for a forward pass but that magic figure was reached on 54
minutes when winger Carl Booth got on the end of a magic grubber to the
corner from Lee Gudor (Siddal).

Try number ten came a minute later the ball going down the line and Walker
hacking on towards the tryline. Bothe he and the chasing Rhinos overran the
ball which was picked up by Ryan Fieldhouse who trotted in unopposed and the
conversion made it 58-4.

BARLA scored a further three tries with George scoring his second following
another superb bust through the Rhinos defence by Varley. Weymes scooted in
from the play the ball and from the restart Varley blasted through the
Rhinos before offloading to Danny Ulyatt for the final score.

During this period the Rhinos were literally starved of possession but when
they gained possession they continually lost the ball on the opening tackle
indeed there best effort was holding the ball for three drives before
devastating hits by BARLA or throwing out loose or wild passes. This was
also illustrated when after a bout of pressure the Rhinos kicked from a
scrum on their own twenty metre line and was collected by BARLA forty metres

But the Rhinos pride and tiring defence held out for the rest of the game
which showed on the tackle on Walker five minutes from time.

A healthy four figure crowd was in attendance at Craven Park and after the
game both squads were presented with medals from Hull legends Colin Hutton
and John Whiteley which included man of the match awards to BARLA‚€™s Ryan
Fieldhouse and the Rhinos scrum half Hennie Rademeyer.

BARLA Great Britain

1.Ryan Fieldhouse (Leigh East), 2. Carl Booth (Myton Warriors), Lee Maskill
(Sharlston Rovers), 4. Andy Dobson (Thatto Heath Crusaders), 5. Chris Walker
(Oulton Raiders), 6. John McMullen (Capt) (Wigan St Judes), 7. Lee Gudor
(Siddal), 8. Martin Riley (Wigan St Judes), 9. Gary Weymes (East Hull), 10.
Trevor Penrose (Skirlaugh), 11. Simon Stevens (Leigh East, 12. Luke Varley
(Castleford Panthers). 13. Lee Waterman (Skirlaugh), 14. Danny Ulyatt (Hull
Dockers), 15. Craig Wilson (Millom), 16. Richard George (Seaton Rangers),
17. Dean Balmer (Leigh Miners Rangers), 18. Scott Lofthouse (Kells), 19. Lee
Fewlass (Myton Warriors)

South Africa Rhinos
1.Reoalle Strijdom, 2. Andre Olwagon, 3. Dirkie Fourie, 4. Morne Claassen,
5. Johan Fritz, 6. Heinrich Rademeyer, 7. Hennie Rademeyer, 8. Wouter De
Jager, 9. Andre Loader, 10. Charl Van Der Merwe, 11. Dolf Nel, 12. Jago
Pretorius, 13. Andrew Van Loggerberg, 14. Rian Botha, 15. Jonathon Soares,
16. Jacques Groblar, 17. Isak Laubscher.

Referee; Craig Halloran (Dewsbury)



The club is proud to announce that star stand off Richard George has been
selected to represent BARLA Great Britain open age team in there game
against the touring South Africa team for a game that will take place on
Friday the 17th October 2008 at Craven Park the home of Hull Kingston
Rovers. Richard has been selected on the back of some tremendous
performances for Seaton and also for a superb display for West Cumbria
against Barrow and becomes the clubs first full open age international
player since Roger Blair in the 1980s



The club are delighted that we will have both teams sponsored for the
forthcoming season by the
Old Red House through our long standing and much
appreciated sponsors Kent and Kurtis Walker, a partnership that has been the
lifeblood of the club for over a decade now. In addition to that the club
would like to thank Howard of
Premier Blinds and Curtains for his
sponsorship of the tracksuits for the players and also welcome on board
Colin and David of
C&D Roofing Contractors who are the short sponsors of the
first team for the forthcoming season. As a club we would like to encourage
people to support the sponsors who back Seaton Rangers ARLFC


Friendly match

Wath Brow 6 tries   Seaton 2 Tries

Seaton got an excellent hit out under their belts against a Wath Brow team
that look primed for an excellent season in the conference league. The game
was played in three twenty minute stints due to what appeared to be a nasty
broken ankle sustained by the Brows Liam Martin which led to a delay for the
ambulance. All at the club would like to wish him a speedy recovery. The
first twenty was essentially two strong teams with Brow fielding the likes
of Thompson, McAllister, Hocking, Robb, Elliot etc alongside some talented
young players and although Seaton started bright a lack of props took its
toll and Brow scored three tries to nil on the back of good go forward and
the distribution of Hocking. The second half was all change and ended one
all with John Irving scoring an excellent try for Seaton in the corner and
was an excellent effort from a mainly young team who really put themselves
about with some aggressive play. The third quarter of the game was won by
Wath Brow with some good rugby but Seaton attacked well and got a try for
Craig Dowling from close range. There were a whole host of encouraging
performances on show with everybody giving it there all and providing coach
Roper with some food for thought. The following players were on show for

Chris George, Duncan Moyle, Keith Hunter, Paul Rooke, Kevin Wilson, Alex McDonald, Rich George, Callum Phillips, Nicky Penrice, Dan Blany, Nicky Williamson, Brett
Phillips, Ste Hodgson, Scott Gorman, Lee Scott, Ben Steele, John Irving,
Craig Dowling, Ben Carter, Matt Dixon, Tom Curwen, Paul Lowrey.



A new season is upon us and it is time that we all reminded ourselves of the
need for RESPECT. I have to hold my hands up and admit that at times last
season I was one of the main culprits, but what we all have to remember is at
the end of the day it is just a game and sport is like life, there are good
times and bad times you just have to roll with it. Let us all remember that
without the ref there would be no game, and that both teams are amateur
players paying for the privilege to play the game who are giving it there
all often while not fully fit etc. This season this is something that we
must all adhere to, or the club management committee will deal with any
offenders appropriately

All change at the Brow

The friendly fixture against wath brow will be one for the spectators to
make notes on as the club will be playing a large number of players on their
debuts for the club, among these players are: Dan Blaney, Ben Carter, Craig
Dowling, Paul Lowery, Tom Curwen, Lee Scott, Shane Armstrong, Alex McDonald
along with one or two other familiar faces making there return to the fold
the game will be a useful exercise as we all build towards the first game of
the season. A full match report will be placed on the site in the near
future for those who cant make it

Thanks Crag

The club would like to place on record its thanks to Craig Humphreys for the
excellent service that he has given to the club as a kid and as a man. Crag
was a key part of the team that won three leagues in a row with his ability
to play scrum half, hooker or prop vital to the team. Crag has decided to
retire from the game and all at the club would like to wish him the best for
whatever he decided to do in the future

West Cumbria call ups

Congratulations are in order for both Richard George and Brett Pillips who
have both been selected for the forthcoming West v Barrow game which will
decide the make up of the county squad to face South Africa. The game will
be played 10th Sept at a venue to be chosen. The club would like to
congratulate also Dan Watson who has been chosen for the West Cumbria under
18 team to play national youth league. Although not something the club
supports we will always support a player who wants to better themselves and
wish him good luck


New Season Fixtures

A Team

Tuesday 25th Aug Egremont (away)
Tuesday 2nd Sept Maryport a (home)

First Team
Wednesday 26th Aug Glasson (home)
Wednesday 3rd Sept Kells (home)

These games kick off at 6pm and when the season reverts back to Saturdays all
kick off will be 2pm for the full season. The first round of the BARLA
Cumbria cup will be played on Saturday 6th Sept

Pre Season Friendly Match

The club has arranged its first pre-season friendly with a game against Wath
Brow Hornets to be played away from home on Thursday 14th August 2008 with a
18:30pm kick off time. The game will be used as an opportunity for all
players to stake a claim for a first team place. It is expected that a
further friendly will be arranged details of which will be announced here

The New Season 2008/2009

After a season that saw us finish a creditable fourth and reach two semi
finals and two finals the club are pleased to announce the re-appointment of
Jon Roper and Paul Sloan as coach and assistant with the first team, we also
expect to be in a position to announce the new second team coach in the near
Training re-commenced on Tuesday 24th June 2008 and the club has
invested heavily in new training gear including specialist tackle tech
shields, speed harnesses, 10kg powerbags, weighted rugby balls and ladders
and hurdles for plyometrich work. The sessions so far have been excellent
with some held at Seaton and others held at Curwen park Workington with
excellent turnouts being present of up to 30 players all raring to go and
looking to get back to the top rung of the Cumberland league for the
forthcoming season. The sessions have seen several new faces both lads who
want to be part of what we are wanting to achieve at Seaton and also
products of our successful youth teams who want to come and push themselves
onto the next level, we have even seen the return of some familiar faces
who we thought were lost to the club and the game of rugby league. The first
rugby league action of the season will be held on the 19th July when we are
entering the Wigton 9 a side and there will also be two friendlies one home
and one away before the start of the season details of which will be posted
on this website first of all, but with such a large turnout of dedicated
players at training plus the fact that we have our youth set up in place it
is looking good for the club moving forward.
 If anybody would like to attend training then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Gilmour on 07932630248 and he will happily provide details and answer any questions that potential players might have

National cup game at West Leeds

The bus for West Leeds will depart Seaton rugby league club at 08:30am on
Saturday 15th Dec 2007 departing from West Leeds at approximately 18:00 cost
of the trip will be £10:00 all welcome for what should be a good day win or
lose. For further details please contact Peter Gilmour on 079326 903636

Coco leaves for Town

Marc Routledge decided lately that he would sign for Town and take his
chance in the pro game, since coming to the club at 16 Marc has been
fantastic and has been a real prolific player scoring tries and combining it
with a solid defence we wish him all the best for a long and successful
career in the pro ranks

A Message from Oman

Hi Peter,
I am working on some Oil pipeline and drilling installations in a desert
called Mukhaizna, 600km from any real civilization, just other workers
flying in to carry out their work.
Its not bad now, 38ļC during the afternoon; it was reaching 55ļC during
the months of July and August. It is a dry heat in the desert with very
little humidity, so even at my weight, you tend to not sweat a great deal.
Here in The Sultan of Oman, it has just come to the end of the holy month or
Ramadan, where the Omani people have been fasting during daylight hours for
29 days (Full moon to full moon). It is a quiet period during the end of
Ramadan, locals going on holiday to celebrate Eid, so I decided to have a
look on the internet, and it was a pleasant surprise to see Seaton Rangers
ARLFC in there, and a well laid out web site too. Lots of interesting points
with match reports, youth culture etc, and good to see some proper use for
the old soccer pitch.
I spoke to Greg Quinn, when he was over from Australia, about 18 months ago,
we kept in touch, so I always let him know how Seaton are getting on in many
e-mails, all from what I had heard on the grapevine plus my old man going to
the matches. I guess now, Quinny can check it all out for himself.
Just the one blip so far this season at home to Kells, and from last seasons
form they have continued to progress too, and will be difficult to beat.
Good to see Ellenbro turned over again, those have always been tough
battles, even in our playing days.
Is Glen looking after the Rugby club from the stewards side, its been so
long since I was in there, been so much out of touch with it all. I must
come and have a few beers on my next trip home.
I can remember Barney (Ian Barns) being picked for Seaton first team at the
age of 14 years, some feat then. Tommy Horrock's was still playing and Glen
Turnbull as captain. I played in one game too, with Barny, against Glasson,
who had "Bomber" Thompson at Full back. I luckily, managed to break the
line, took the ball up to "Bomber" and Barney was there on my shoulder to
collect the pass and put the ball down under the sticks. Reggie Pears was in
his element "Those are my boys", he was shouting up and down the touchline,
he used to coach the under 15's at the time. After I got the pass out to
barney, "Bomber" clattered me in the tackle, his knee right into my thigh. I
had a dead leg for a fortnight, my old man said, well you've been hit by a
good un (Bomber Thompson). Happy memories, of a great club with smashing
people, some sadly departed. Who could ever forget Tommy Horrocks, as hard
as they come, but a gentleman to us all, god bless him.

Well Peter,
I hope all goes well for the rest of the season, there seems to be some good
lads in position on the coaching side with valuable experience and
knowledge, Jonathon Roper, Geoff Symes, Hot Dogs, Sloaney and yourself,
after all it is the kids we rely on.
Take care,
Mike Nicholson.


The end of the season has seen Stu Ackerley retire from the game at the age
of 28. Over the last few seasons scenty has been the team captain and the
best scrum half in the county by a country mile, and has decided to call it
a day having won three titles in a row, this retirement highlights the
dangers of playing all year round rugby for too many seasons. Scenty will be
remembered for many of his talents his leadership, rock solid defence and
ability to find the killer pass, I will remember him as the captain of the
most successful team ever to play for Seaton


A big well done to Geoff Symes, Dave Richardson and all of the under 14
players on reaching there first final to be played this week at Maryport
against Egremont, the teams have met twice this season and have won one game
each, so the final should be a close game. The game kicks off at 12pm and it
would be great to see everyone there to cheer the team on. As the youth
season is now drawing to a close it is worth noting that all teams have
fulfilled there fixtures and both the under 12s and under 14s have had top
four finishes. Well done and thank you to all those to numerous to mention
who have given up there time to help make such a massive success of the


The open age season is now back upon us again and is due to start 1st Sept
so the club are holding a season launch night on the Friday 17th August 2007
in the club lounge. The brand new strip sponsored by jennings and Kent and
Kurtis Walker of the red house will be on display and there will also be a
buffet, Disco and quiz, with interviews on stage with the clubs new coach
Jon Roper and also the new captain of the team, it promises to be a good
night, Further details will be available in the very near future


The club are pleased to announce that after a long process we have finally
found the coach who we believe cannot only continue the clubs success but
improve the team and that is Jon Roper. Jon had a playing career that has
taken in Warrington, Cas, London,Salford, Leigh and Rochdale and has
achieved international honours as a junior and senior level player. The
Pre-season training has commenced and will be every tuesday and thursday
from 6pm to 7.30pm, all are welcome to come along

Congratulations to Ste Hodgson on a succesful tour of italy with the barla
select team where he played in an excellant second test win. Good luck also
to Paul "wiggles" Hopper who is heading to Kazan with the BARLA under 21s in
the very near future



Seaton Rangers Ravensport Tough Tackle Trophy Winners 2006/2007

The Ravensport Tough Tackle Trophy, contested by all the clubs in the National Conference League and by the teams in the top divisions of the Cumberland, Hull, North West Counties, Pennine and Yorkshire Leagues, reflects the best defences in amateur rugby league.


Thanks Colin

Most will have seen the paper and now know that Colin has decided to step
down as coach of Seaton Rangers after his appointment as the senior academy
coach with Workington Town. In his five years at the club Colin has achieved
a lot with the team and last season with the unbeaten run in the league was
unforgettable. I have had the opportunity to work with Colin over the last
two seasons and have had many a fall out with him as he always wears his
heart on his sleeve and passionately wanted the club and the teams to do
well, and it has been a privilege to work alongside somebody who has always
been a local hero for what he achieved as a player in his illustrious
career. Colin now has a fantastic opportunity to be involved with a
progressive professional club and further his career and also leaves the
club in good shape for somebody else to come in and continue with the work
that he has put in. On behalf of the committee, players and spectators I
would like to express our gratitude for everything that Colin has done and
wish him well for the future. I am sure that we will continue to see plenty
of him at the club and his achievements will not be forgotten.

On the note of who is taking over Craig Rumney and Stuart Ackerley are
taking over the training until a new man is found with the job due to be
advertised in the local press. I am sure Craig and Stu will do an excellent
job in the meantime for the club as they are both influential figures on the
field, are Seaton through and through and most importantly command the
respect of everyone at the club

Peter Gilmour

New youth pitch


Recent weeks have seen the commencement of the project to restore the former
football field on the welfare to a pitch that can be used by the youth of
the village for sport and recreation. The project has been submitted by a
group of individuals and funding of £5k has been received that will restore
the area providing benefit to both the youth and also the local residents
who will no longer have an eyesore when they look out of there back windows.
The grant that has been received owes greatly to the hard work and
dedication of both Paul Hodgson and Dave Richardson and on behalf of
everyone involved with the club I would like to personally congratulate
these two gentleman and the rest of the project team for there positive
contribution towards improving the village of Seaton

Peter Gilmour.

see also article on BARLA site here

(a  page following the progress of the new pitch will be published soon)


New photos of the match at Langworthy Reds added here

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Challenge Cup Draw

next round to be against West Bowling @ home 24 Feb


Challenge Cup Draw

The challenge cup has seen us get a home draw against current Yorkshire
league champions Queens.  result Seaton 50 Queens 10

Brett Phillips recently broke new ground for Seaton Rangers when he was
selected for the RFL GB Community lions under 18s team that played the
Australian institute of sports and the Aussie Schoolboys. Originally
selected for BARLA Brett was promoted into the lions team after catching the
eye in his BARLA training matches. The team were narrowly defeated by the
AIS and were beaten by the schoolboys after a rousing first half
performance, Brett played in both games and this is reward for his hardwork
and dedication and shows what big strides he has made in the last couple of

The Youth section have been busy bunnies lately and held a magnificent tatie
pot supper at the club for the over 60s in the village with Bingo and
service of the meals being provided by youth players at the club. The
reaction has been excellent and it is anticipated further events will be run
in the near future as the club aims to became an important part of the make
up of the village. Congratulations are in order to Geoff Symes, Mike
Thompson, Paul Hodgson and the rest of the youth committee for a great

The club also held a Christmas fayre which was attended by non other than
Santa Claus himself and had the Children queuing up to see him. There were
various stalls set out in the lounge including play your cards right, pigeon
toss a tombola and refreshments. Another real good day as the club makes big
strides in the right direction. Special thanks to the women who gave up
there time to help set up Santa's grotto, which was a wonderful sight

The team have been drawn away in the second round of the cup to Saddleworth
Rangers of Oldham who are currently riding high in the national conference
league second division. The tie will take place on the 27th Jan and there
will be two buses one which will be coming home after the game the other
will be stopping for a night out in Wigan. Please contact Peter Gilmour on
01900 605874 if you would like to attend the game

This year will see the champion of champions tournament contested by the
winners of the BARLA cups meaning the league champions will not contested
the trophy. The move has been done to increase the cups profile and do
justice to potential sponsors, which we as a club endorse but feel clubs
should have been notified of this prior to the Cumbria cup being played

The first team play Ellbra on the 6th Jan 2006 in the Cumberland cup with
the winner facing a home game against Kells in the next round

The first round of the challenge cup will be played on the 3rd Feb 2007 as
soon as it is drawn the details will be posted on here


Seaton cruised into the second round of the cup with a win against a
Langworthy side that never gave in and provided a real tough physical
encounter. Seaton Led by 20 points to 6 at half time and never looked in
danger of losing. Tries for Seaton were scored by Paul Hopper with two and
Dan Sowerby with two tries Steve Hodgson adding a try and Duncan Moyle
kicking three goals. The only downside was the injury to Steve Hodgson that
looks likely to sideline him for a while

Photos of the match at Langworthy Reds added here

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