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Lottery Results Week 17

Yesterday, 09:43 AM

Monday 20th April 2015 (WK 17)


Winning Number – 9464

M Wheatley, Scawsby, wins £2000

Next weeks’ Top Prize £500


Two £50 Winners                          

9002       A Sharpe Intake 

0802       I Hindley- Wheatley Hills                                                       


Four £25 Winners

1997    K Ravenhill- Doncaster       

9638    J Capp- Balby  

9586    C Sargent- Edenthorpe

8036    J Coyle- Solihull           


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7373    J Fisher- Two Complimentary Match Tickets

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Easter Camps a huge success

19 April 2015 - 02:49 PM

During the Easter holidays Club Doncaster Foundation coaches were busy out in the community delivering the new and improved Doncaster Rovers Football Camps.

The new initiative includes hosting the camp at local football clubs to make them more accessible for the local players whilst aiming to attract new players to the junior section.

Over 70 young players were put through their paces on the 2 day camp and were coached the fundamentals of football including a mini football tournament at the end of each day to use the new skills they had been taught.

The two clubs that took advantage of the camps were Rossington Main and Sandall Park. Commenting on the camp, Carl Stokes, Rossington Main stated: ‘"As a club we are delighted to host Club Doncaster. The kids are really enjoying the sessions and hopefully we will see them using what they have learnt when they come to play for us in games."

Camp attendee Ben Liversidge added ‘"I am happy that Club Doncaster have come to Rossington because sometimes I can't get all over Doncaster to different sessions. Also it means that lots of my friends can come from where I live."

"I have enjoyed taking part in the skills sessions. Most of all I enjoyed the shooting game because I got to score goals!"

Along with providing holiday activity for the children Club Doncaster Foundation are donating £5 per child back to the junior section at each of the amateur clubs.

Details of the Summer programme will be announced shortly.

To hear more about the camps or to host a Doncaster Rovers camp please email gareth.cook@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk

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Club Statement- Bar and Restaurant

18 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

Over recent matches the club has received lots of feedback regarding the restaurant and bar.

Following this, Doncaster RLFC can now confirm that all supporters will be able to access the restaurant and bar on a match day.

Previously this had been made available for season ticket holders only, however the club are keen to listen to fans and take appropriate action to improve supporter enjoyment on a match day.

The club must stress that the bar and restaurant will be available to use on a first come, first served basis, until it has reached capacity.

Our next home game is against Bradford Bulls on Sunday 26th April and you can purchase tickets by clicking here.

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Rugby League to celebrate its 120th birthday

17 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

The RFL and the sport’s charitable arm Rugby League Cares today announced details of an exciting series of events and celebrations that will take place throughout 2015 to mark Rugby League’s 120th anniversary.

Rugby League was founded at a meeting at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on August 29, 1895 when 22 clubs broke away from the RFU to form the Northern Union, the governing body that would become the RFL.

The plans to celebrate that momentous breakaway were announced today at the home of one of the sport’s founding clubs, Batley Bulldogs, who still play at Mount Pleasant (now called Fox’s Biscuits Stadium), the same stadium they used to host their first Northern Union fixture, a 7-3 victory over Hull on September 7, 1895.

The activities will include the Founders Walk, a celebratory 120-mile fund-raising walk taking in the sites of the 22 founding clubs’ grounds, a special ‘Back to the Game’ round that will allow clubs to pay tribute to their former players and fans and the unveiling of a commemorative statue at Wembley Stadium on the day of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final, August 29, the sport’s 120th birthday.

In addition Rugby League Cares will roll out a Heritage exhibition across the UK and the sport will look to erect commemorative blue plaques at the site of all 22 original Northern Union grounds.  Later in the year, to coincide with the visit of the New Zealand tourists, two more of the game’s legends will be inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame at a celebratory dinner.

To mark the celebrations, a special 120 year logo has been produced that will appear across all media used by the sport in 2015.

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood will play a key role throughout the historic celebrations, including leading the way on the Founders Walk when people involved in every strand of the game will be encouraged to participate at some stage over the six days to help raise £120,000 for Rugby League good causes.

Nigel Wood said: “In a year that we mark Rugby League’s special anniversary it is appropriate to reflect on the long and proud history of a sport that means so much to so many people around the world.

“Rugby League was born of a struggle based upon the right to fair play and that burning desire for equality and openness has resonated across the decades.

“The decisions taken by the game’s founding fathers were bold, dynamic and welcoming, three qualities which are as important and relevant in Rugby League today as they were in 1895.

“As well as celebrating our heroes, this year provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the debt of gratitude we owe to the people involved in the 22 founder clubs, whose foresight has left a wonderful and indelible legacy.

“I hope as many people as possible embrace the celebrations that will take place over the coming months, be that participating in one of the legs of the Founders Walk, getting involved in the activities during the Back to the Game round or simply visiting the wonderful Wembley statue when it is unveiled on the morning of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final.

“Now is the perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary journey of which we are all part: Happy 120th birthday Rugby League!”

Founding clubs

The original 22 founding clubs were Batley, Bradford, Brighouse, Broughton, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull FC, Hunslet, Leeds, Leigh, Liversedge, Manningham, Oldham, Rochdale, Runcorn, St Helens, Stockport, Tyldesley, Wakefield Trinity, Warrington, Widnes and Wigan.

Four clubs still play in, or on the site of, the stadium used in the first Northern Union season of 1895: Batley, Leeds, Wakefield and Widnes.

Founders Walk

Details of how people can become involved in the Founders Walk in July will be announced in due course.  A full itinerary of the walk will also be confirmed in the next few weeks.

Wembley statue

The Wembley statue depicts five of the game’s great player whose heroics were deemed to be inextricably linked to Wembley Stadium following an exhaustive consultation process involving fans, current players, former players, coaches, the media and MPs. The five players are Martin Offiah MBE, Gus Risman, Alex Murphy OBE, Eric Ashton and Billy Boston MBE.

The artwork, created by East Yorkshire-based sculptor Stephen Winterburn, will be unveiled on the Wembley concourse on the morning of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final, Saturday August 29.

Hall of Fame

The Rugby League Hall of Fame currently features 23 players who have a record of outstanding achievement at the highest level of the game and who have made a last contribution to the sport.  They are also deemed to have a reputation that transcends the era in which they played and must be retired for 10 years or more before being considered for induction.

The 23 members of the Hall of Fame are Eric Ashton MBE, Billy Batten, Brian Bevan, Billy Boston MBE, Douglas Clarke MM, Neil Fox MBE, Ellery Hanley, MBE. Martin Hodgson, Willie Horne, Lewis Jones, Vince Karalius, Roger Millward MBE, Alex Murphy OBE, Martin Offiah MBE, Jonty Parkin, Malcolm Reilly OBE, Gus Risman, Albert Rosenfeld, Garry Schofield OBE, Mick Sullivan, Jim Sullivan, Tom Van Vollenhoven, Harold Wagstaff.

Back to the Game

As well as a detailed round for clubs in all competitions to become involved in (details tbc), the Back to the Game celebrations will also see Rugby League Cares continue to work on the successful reunions programme that is already re-engaging hundreds of former players who have lost touch with the sport.

Rugby League Cares

Rugby League Cares is the sport’s charity dedicated to supporting the rugby league family and its local communities. Its mission is to enhance and enrich people's lives through the power and positive influence of rugby league.

Rugby League Cares supports rugby league's broad community - past, present and future:

  • Past: Celebrating and protecting rugby league's heritage and traditions;
  • Present: Helping to take care of members of the rugby league family, especially in times of hardship and distress;
  • Future: Securing the future by funding, and supporting projects at the grassroots of the game.

For more information on RL Cares and to join please visit www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ or follow on @RLCares and www.facebook.com/rugbyleaguecares

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Foundation Friday- Join our Education Open Evening

17 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

The Club Doncaster Foundation is hosting an open evening showcasing the variety of courses and options available for potential students at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd April (4:30-6:00pm) in the Rovers Education Centre in the East Stand ‘Donasonic Entrance’ at the Keepmoat Stadium, the drop in session will allow people to see the state of the art facilities the stadium boasts and the benefits of studying with the Club Doncaster Foundation.

Those who attend the open evening will also be in with a chance of getting their free tickets for Doncaster Rovers’ final clash of the season against Scunthorpe United and Doncaster RLFC’s clash against Bradford Bulls.

The Foundation offers a variety of full time Sport courses at Levels 2 and 3 where students obtain valuable skills for gaining employment and up to 420 UCAS points offering pathway to university.  

Students not only get the opportunity to study, but also get chance to be part of the Doncaster Rovers and the Doncaster RLFC Academies. 

Teaming up with both Rovers and the Dons, the training and playing programme runs alongside the learners academic qualifications, with additional training up to 10 hours each week on top of full-time study. 

For those with a passion for football and rugby league the opportunity to play the sport and who want a pathway to University, there is no better place to study than with the Club Doncaster Foundation.

Student Benefits Package:

  • All students will receive a Doncaster Rovers FC and The Dons Rugby League season ticket
  • Foundation Football and Rugby academies
  • Free outward bound residential trip
  • Specialist extra-curricular football and rugby training by ex DRFC pro's Jan Budtz and Tim Ryan and Dons first team coach Paul Cooke
  • DRFC/the Dons Player visits and training sessions
  • Opportunity to be ball boys / girls on DRFC match day’s throughout the season
  • Play on the first team pitch and represent DRFC and The Dons
  • The chance to visit France on our football tour for Summer 2016 Free student hooded top and a reduced training kit package

The Education Foundation oversaw 170 learners through a range of nationally recognised qualifications in 2014 alone with a 98% pass rate, and has picked up prestigious awards for excellence in education. There are no course fees for any of our programmes, however there are entry requirements for some courses. For more details visit www.drfc-education.co.uk for more info, or call the office on 01302 765890.

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