Whitehaven add Forrester

Whitehaven have made their first external signing since coming out of special measures by bringing in winger Sam Forrester from local rivals Workington Town. Coach Gary Charlton said over the weekend that new faces were imminent after the club satisfied the RFL that their financial difficulties from last season has been resolved. Forrester won the most improved player at Workington’s…

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Stags pull out of League 1 in 2019

Hemel Stags have agreed with the Rugby Football League to withdraw from the Betfred League 1 competition for the 2019 season, with a view to returning in 2020. After a challenging 2018 campaign, the Stags – who were founded in 1981 as an amateur club, and had played in a number of different competitions before joining the semi-professional ranks in…

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Workington issue statement about their selection dilemma

Workington Town have issued a club statement setting out their frustration with the RFL a day before their crucial promotion clash against Swinton Lions, when they could turn up with as few as twelve players after being refused a dispensation to make short term signings by the governing body. It reads as follows: Last Sunday Workington Town lost against Bradford…

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Workington head to Swinton with reduced squad after dispensation appeal rejected

Workington Town could travel to Swinton this weekend for their winner takes all play-off final against the Lions with only 12 players, after an appeal for dispensation to sign loan players for Sunday’s game was rejected by the Rugby Football League. The Cumbrian side appealed to the RFL on Tuesday evening for the option to draft players in on a…

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Charlton to target local game

Whitehaven Chairman Tom Todd is backing new coach Gary Charlton to become the club’s local hero. Charlton, who replaces Rochdale-bound Carl Forster, played for all four Cumbrian professional teams – Barrow, the long-gone Carlisle, Whitehaven and Workington. He has also coached Workington, but it’s his more recent spells at Egremont and Maryport that attracted Todd. Charlton, who will have former…

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