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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Charlton to take over from Forster at Haven

Whitehaven have appointed Gary Charlton as the club’s new coach for the 2019 season, following the recent departure of Carl Forster, who will coach Rochdale Hornets in 2019. Charlton returns to coaching after having coached Workington Town from 2009 until 2014 and Egremont Rangers in the NCL. He most recently coached Maryport in the Cumbria Men’s League, but after a…

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Whitehaven still have bright future, insist board despite failed takeover

The board of directors at financially-stricken League 1 side Whitehaven insist the club can still have a prosperous future despite the proposed takeover of the club falling through. A consortium led by businessman Stuart Harvey were aiming to take control of Haven but, as revealed in League Express on Monday, those plans have now come to an end. And the…

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New Whitehaven owners promise brighter future – and cheaper tickets – for club

The man leading the consortium taking control of cash-strapped League 1 side Whitehaven insists they can become a stable Championship side within three years under the new ownership – and says if there is a big turn-up for Sunday’s game with Bradford, they will introduce permanently-reduced ticket prices. Wigan-born businessman Stuart Harvey signed a letter of intent last week confirming…

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Forster happy for cup kings Whitehaven to slide under radar ahead of Keighley trip

They may be the last League 1 side left standing in this year’s Challenge Cup – but Whitehaven coach Carl Forster is happy for his slide to continue to go under the radar ahead of Sunday’s trip to Keighley. Haven return to league action with a visit to West Yorkshire to take on Craig Lingard’s Cougars, looking to make it…

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Forster pleased to see Whitehaven and League 1 showcase itself positively in cup

Whitehaven coach Carl Forster admits he was delighted to see both Haven and League 1 showcase themselves in a positive light in the Challenge Cup last weekend: but insists they are fully-focused on kickstarting their league campaign on Sunday. Haven head into this Sunday’s crucial clash with Hemel without a point to their name so far in 2018, having lost…

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Whitehaven youngster to create history on Sunday against Hemel

Whitehaven youngster Jake Bradley could become the youngest player in the club’s entire history on Sunday if he features against Hemel Stags. Haven coach Carl Forster told TotalRL that the 16-year-old, who has been playing with leading Cumbrian amateur side Hensingham, has signed trial forms with the League 1 side this week and is likely to play. He is in…

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