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  1. Blackbrook ARLFC

    As said above there has been a change in culture and lads just are not as loyal as there were 10 years ago. The travel also does not help many lads work locally Saturday mornings and cant finish work until 12.30, not good if your on a 3 hour drive to Hull or Cumbria. The league and clubs also need to change their cultures if they are to survive
  2. Blackbrook ARLFC

    Its called League 1 Also who says some don't pay already?
  3. 2018 ncl

    I cant get the website to work properly, fixtures are all over the place Hopefully this link will help folk, all fixtures are in the link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j85xs9x183djvml/AACsTKsM2exlMizzOiXYXb6-a?dl=0
  4. What is the future ?

    Point taken Shawy and it was only my view from last time Ulverston was in the League. As it happens they have asked to be lower down as they rebuild so chances are we could have one in 3 different leagues
  5. Ncl final 2017

    I was at the game and I couldn't be accurate but it looked like all the Siddal lads stayed out while TH lifted the cup but went in straight after. I did see about three medal boxes on the pitch when they walked off. One of the trainers ran round and picked them up when they went inside
  6. Wigan Warriors

    But does it give them the right to set up new teams with a months notice and no prior development. All SL Clubs have foundations and all cater for girls, and boys, within the program but I think its worded very Cleverley in the article. For me they should be having a 12-18 month focussed build up promoting the game recruiting at community level then launching. Instead its take what's there now by offering expressions of interest from established players, typically building top down and as we all know this never works.
  7. Wigan Warriors

    Ask the question guys where were they when the game needed developing and a push for women to play Rugby League? What development have Wigan done of the Women's Game over the last 5/10 years? and then ask where are they going to get the players from to fulfil there "Super League Quota" I agree the SL clubs need to embrace the movement and encourage the woman's game to grow but they have done very little to grow the game and now they are just going to take the players from the local community clubs. Widnes don't even have any community women's teams so where are they getting the players from. Its typical hypocrisy when the fat wad of money is shown the greed takes over. My point being of my post is you can wave goodbye to the Women's domestic game at community level because there will be no one left to make up a team when Wigan, Widnes and probably Warrington enrol players because the greedy clubs will not focus on any more development or recruitment.
  8. What is the future ?

    Not sat down with the management yet but we will try to even it out so every division has a traveller. There is a lot of debate to happen as yet but from the two I think Ulverston are the strongest and Walney are just behind on ability. Our meeting Monday was very positive with some great insight to the players demands. We Will, as suggested, play league games constantly up to July with very few breaks with bank holidays having as many local derby's as possible! then a modified cup comp in July and a Nines comp in August when teams struggle for Numbers come back September and finish the league in October. we are working on structures now and hope to get them out in the next few week's
  9. What is the future ?

    Yes they have Bowes
  10. New Teams 2018

    Its also my opinion that the North American game costs us nothing as they pick up the tab, unlike Catalan that cost the RFL a reported £2.2million per year! More clubs will probably come with the same model as Toronto as expansion hits over there and yes I would suspect the game will be even more diluted with over the hill Aussies and lower Championship players eager to get a wage. In theory it sounds like there should be more money for the community game on mass but in reality nothing will change as any money saved will be divided by the PRO clubs
  11. What is the future ?

    Hi Spidey, We would create small pools of teams 3/4 per pool and ensure you get a number of round robin games, then a final. these would be played over 7 weeks and can be played any day or night of the week to suit. It doesn't have to be a district cup but they can if they want and I'm happy to have an open discussion with all districts. We are trying to make it more relaxed over the difficult months but with a purpose. The start to this however would be 15 weeks of continuous rugby with no breaks except Easter? but we play the other bank holidays. We then resume in September to finish the league season and get our play off finals in around now (October first two weeks) Ultimately the clubs will decide and if its not for them but they cant have their cake and eat it. We need to find a solution for all and not continue to let the holiday period dictate what rugby does take place. And for the record I'm not fussed when we play but we would suffer the same lack of commitment in December (works parties etc) and bad weather January if we ever considered going back to the traditional season
  12. What is the future ?

    Simple answer, I want to bring back town team, cups. Play them when you like as you like. Wednesday night, Friday Night Saturday morning then at the end of the season or July and August a champion of champions. However for example If we only get a small intake from say Widnes merge them with Warrington and call it the Cheshire cup. like wise for Wigan split it 50/50 if some clubs cant enter then merge them with some in West Lancs and call it the west and East Lancs cup for the others, or just bring back the Ken Gee and invite the Chorley/Leyland clubs in. I think we are missing the old rivalries and if I can make it happen and if its what they want then we will facilitate it. Actually I don't really mind if the Districts want to run the cups and call them there own names I just want to run a full season with no walkovers, give the players the potential breathing space in holiday season and bring back some good old ding dong games if I can
  13. What is the future ?

    Does this mean that 3 still go down or is it 2 plus the removal of Blackbrook?
  14. What is the future ?

    The official list from Alan Smith Conference League Kingstone Press National Conference League - Division One Pos Team P W D L For Agst PD PTS 1 Hunslet Club Parkside 20 19 0 1 603 238 365 38 2 Underbank Rangers 20 17 0 3 625 345 280 34 3 Normanton Knights 20 12 0 8 585 456 129 24 4 Milford Marlins 20 11 1 8 426 447 -21 23 5 York Acorn 20 10 0 10 516 446 70 20 6 Lock Lane 20 9 1 10 531 447 84 19 7 Featherstone Lions 20 7 0 13 489 587 -98 14 8 Shaw Cross Sharks 20 7 0 13 407 529 -122 14 9 Ince Rose Bridge 20 7 0 13 438 566 -128 14 10 Hunslet Warriors 20 5 0 15 328 595 -267 10 11 Hull Dockers 20 5 0 15 317 609 -292 10 12 Blackbrook 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  15. What is the future ?

    As a regional league chair I have listened to the masses this season complaining about consistency and availability. Your correct Celtic the players, although wont commit for the full season, do not want to go back to winter but also do not want to play come the summer months notably July and August. I have also learned that the cup comps do interfere with the consistency of the game therefore next season we will offer an alternative to try and gain a full seasons commitment but it may involve getting rid of the cups and league games will not be part of July and August. Its not finalised yet but I'm hoping I'm giving the players what they want when we discuss the options on the 16th October, however they will have the final choice of when they want to play.