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  1. London Broncos won this preseason friendly mainly thanks to the searing pace of Gideon Boafo and alert teammates. Oxford took the lead through a Andy Hoggins try but Boafo capitalised on an errant pass to level matters with 70 metre burst. Rhys Joel went over for London just before half-time after and extended period of pressure and he added the extras too. After the break, it was down the other flank where Oxford had no answer and it was Alfie Edwards who raced away to score. In the 49th minute, two Oxford players collided as they tried to deal with a high kick, and Rob Butler was on hand to extend the lead to 20–4 on Max Savage’s conversion. Oxford did get back into the game with a Tom Alexander try, converted by Clark McAllister, and had a score ruled out too. But Boafo then sprinted 80 metres for his second try and it meant McAllister’s late response for Oxford was no more than a consolation. London coach, Jamie Langley said, “I am pleased that we got the win, but not with the performance. It was difficult without half backs and we played a centre and a hooker in there.” LONDON BRONCOS: 1 Alex Walker, 2 Gideon Boafo, 3 Jacob Ogden, 4 John Sipawa, 5 Alfie Edwards, 6 Max Savage, 7 Sam Davis, 8 Ben Evans, 9 George Moore, 10 Alex Mammone, 11 Robert Butler, 12 Danny Hindmarsh, 13 Matt Davis Subs: 14 Callum Bustin, 15 Lewis Bienek, 16 Rhys Joel, 17 Caley Gray Tries: Boafo (24, 66), Joel (32), Edwards (46), Butler (49); Goals: Savage 1/3, Joel 1/2 OXFORD RL: 1 Harvey Burnett, 2 Josh Atkinson, 4 Marcus Brooker, 3 Curtis McDonald, 5 Andy Hoggins, 6 Tom Alexander, 7 Scott Fleming, 8 Dan Igbinedion, 9 Callum Windley, 10 Mark Hayes, 11 Jordan Siddons, 12 Will Cooke, 13 Liam O’Callaghan Subs: 14 Connor Clayton, 15 Craig Wright, 16 Jake Joynt, 17 Stuart Biscomb, 18 Aaron Nickols, 19 Dwaine McRea, 20 Clark McAllister., 21 Anthony Cox, 24 Charlie Greene Tries: Hoggins (4), Alexander (60), McAllister (76); Goals: Alexander 0/1 McAllister 1/2 Ref: Matt Rossleigh View the full article
  2. London Broncos were far too strong for the visiting Yowies, running in nine tries in a dominant forward performance. It may have been the big men who delivered the big hits, but it was the backs who thrilled, both Keiran Dixon and Ben Hellewell crossing for hat-tricks. It was a forward who went over first, prop Eddie Battye charging over from close range. Dixon added the extras, but it was a mixed afternoon for the winger who finished with five out of nine. Keeping the ball alive was another Bronco trait which brought rewards, especially in the 12th minute when Hellewell finished off a move along the line after the ball had been passed out of a tackle. Rhys Williams was the Championship’s top scorer last season and he showed his scoring ability has not diminished with a 75-metre burst for the Broncos’ third try. The rest of the half – at least in terms of scoring – belonged to Dixon. In the 32nd minute, he leapt high to grab a crossfield bomb from Will Barthau and touched down before he stepped over the dead-ball line. Dixon then returned a kick 80 metres and was on hand, three tackles later, to finish off the possession in the right corner. Five minutes after the interval, London again built up pressure and when it came to the last tackle, it was Elliott Kear who put the boot to ball. The bounce was perfect for Hellewell who scored his second try of the afternoon. From the resumption, the Yowies were penalised for a high tackle and after Dixon had made a break, Barthau went over the line unchallenged. The game went rather quiet for the next dozen or so minutes as the Yowies enjoyed a spell of possession and created some pressure. They got their reward when Wes Middleton made a mazy 30-metre run which brought him a try. Adrian Davis added the extras. The response from London was go to the other end of the pitch and score through Hellewell. In the 67th minute, Jay Pitts was tackled and the tackler refused to release him. As Pitts tried to free his legs, the touch judge ruled he had deliberately kneed his opponent in the head, and the referee showed a red card, much to Pitts’ bemusement. Two minutes later, Davis scored the Yowies second try, and converted it, but the last word belonged to Dixon who went on another 80-metre run and this time angled the finish to the posts. London coach, Andrew Henderson said, “I am really pleased with the performance. We have got eight or nine of our first 25 missing today and the young boys stepped up and showed they could do a job. “We did some really good things with the ball and scored some excellent tries. “There are a few things for us to fix, especially some of our play early in the second half. But it is preseason and there is time to work on these things.” LONDON BRONCOS 1 Elliot Kear, 2 Rhys Williams, 3 Ben Hellewell, 29 Kam Pearce-Paul, 5 Kieran Dixon 7, 4 Adrian Purtell, 7 Will Barthau, 8 Tom Spencer, 27 Ben Pointer, 15 Eddie Battye, 11 Daniel Harrison, 13 Jay Pitts, 28 Sadiq Adebiyi Interchange: 14 Matt Davies, 12 Matt Garside, 17 Mark Offerdahl, 16 Junior Roqica, 24 James Meadows Tries: Battye (6), Hellewell (8, 22, 65), Williams (22), Dixon (32, 38, 78), Barthau (48); Goals: Dixon 5/9 YOWIES 1 Nathan Kepa, 5 Owen Blair, 3 Liam Georgetown, 4 Tristan Lumley, 2 Aidan Ryan, 6 Wes Middleton, 7 Adrian Davis, 8 Felise Taufaao, 9 Darcy Etrich, 10 Joel Tubbs, 14 Rob Ryan, 11 Jayden Rosberg, 13 Richard Roberts Interchange: 15 Angelo Piccione, 16 Chris Ah See, 17 Trent Richardson, 18 Tim Smith, 23 Sam Broomhall Tries: Middleton (61), Davis (69); Goals: Davis 2/2 Written by David Ballheimer View the full article
  3. The Newcastle Yowies return to Trailfinders this weekend, facing the London Broncos for the second time on Saturday 21 January, at 3pm. Included in the Australian side’s squad is Nathan Merritt, who played 237 NRL games between 2002-2014, and boasts 154 tries to his name. Merritt also represented the Indigenous All Stars from 2010-2012, and played for NSW Origin in 2013. The Broncos defeated the Yowies 38-12 in 2016, but head coach, Andrew Henderson, says his side have prepared for a tough encounter. “We’re really pleased to welcome the Yowies back for a second visit. Our hit out last year was very productive for both teams, and I know it was a great experience for the touring side. “They surprised Dewsbury last weekend, winning 30-28 in tough conditions – and defeated Wakefield last year so they have proved they are certainly not a side to be underestimated. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the players who take the field and what some of the new faces and younger players can bring to the table. We will know more about where the team is at both physically and mentally after this hit out “It’s a great opportunity for those players who do take the field, and an exciting start to our 2017 campaign. I hope to see many new and old faces supporting the boys on Saturday.” London Broncos v Newcastle Yowies, TFSC, Saturday 21 January, 3pm: Sid Adebiyi Will Barthau Eddie Battye Matt Davies (academy player) Kieran Dixon Matt Garside Daniel Harrison Ben Hellewell Mark Ioane Elliot Kear James Meadows (academy player) Mark Offerdahl Kam Pearce-Paul Jay Pitts Ben Pointer Adrian Purtell Junior Roqica Tom Spencer Rhys Williams £10 tickets available here. View the full article
  4. The under 19s take to the field for their second friendly in 2017 this Saturday, facing Oxford at Trailfinders at 12pm. Having convincingly defeated the Army just two weeks ago, Langley says his side are relishing another challenge. “The boys put in a solid performance against the Army – a result of all of the hard work they’ve put in during pre-season, which was really pleasing. “The lads are really looking forward to the season starting, and Saturday’s game with Oxford will be another good test of where we are currently at. “With six first team boys in the squad, it will be a rewarding experience for our younger blokes. There could also be a few young fellas appearing against the Newcastle Yowies which is a testament to the development programme we run here. It should be an exciting day down for Rugby League down south.” London Broncos U19s v Oxford, TFSC, Saturday 21 January, 12pm: Alex Walker Gideon Boafo Jacob Ogden Alfie Edwards Max Savage George Moore Ben Evans Sam Davis Alex Mammone John Sipawa Danny Hindmarsh Matt Davis Rhys Joel Lewis Bienek Callum Bustin Caley Gray Jordan Richardson Robert Butler View the full article
  5. In a historic day for rugby league in the south, London Broncos, London Skolars, London Chargers, and Wests Warriors will all play at New River Stadium on Saturday 28 January in the London clash. Featuring two Challenge Cup matches (Chargers and Wests Warriors), as well as the annual London clash between the Broncos and Skolars, the day marks a huge milestone in the progress of growing the game in capital, and one which head coach, Andrew Henderson, is thrilled to be a part of. “It’s an exciting day for rugby league down south, and London Skolars have to be commended for hosting this festival of rugby league. I think it very clearly demonstrates that there truly are good things going on in London, and that all four clubs are committed to working together, and working hard for the benefit of the game. “At the end of the day, we all share the same goal – we want to see rugby league succeed in London. “I’d encourage not just rugby league fans, but sports fans in general to get behind this day – it’ll be a fantastic festival of rugby league, a great day out, and such an important moment in this great game’s history to be part of. “We will be sending a stronger squad to New River this year; it will feature a lot of first team boys, but will also include some exciting under 19s players – who showed up well recently against the British Army. I’m sure it will be a high quality competitive game that both teams will benefit from. “We are all looking forward to playing our part in what will be a memorable day for rugby league down south. We’re immensely proud to be a part of the day, both as a club and as a city.” A ticket to all three games is only £10, and available here. London Clash, New River Stadium, Saturday 28 January: 1pm: London Chargers v Bridgend Blue Bulls 3pm: London Skolars v London Broncos 5pm: Wests Warriors v Great Britain Police Force View the full article
  6. London Broncos Rugby League is delighted to confirm a fifth and final pre-season friendly match against York, to be played on Sunday 29 January at the Knights’ new home of Bootham Crescent at 3pm. A big weekend of rugby for the Broncos, the clash with the Knights follows on from the London Derby against Skolars the day before (Saturday 28 January at New River), and is something head coach, Andrew Henderson, considers very important. “As I mentioned when we first announced our pre-season friendlies, I’d been working hard to secure a fifth and final game up north. I felt we needed a game up north to give the players the chance to get a feel for the conditions that they will be facing early in the season. “Also with a bigger squad of 31 this year, the extra game will provide all the boys with a fair amount of game time and opportunity to put their best foot forward for selection in the season opener at Swinton. “I’m not sure when was the last time we faced York, but it’s a great city to visit. Our fans could make a weekend away of it. On the rugby side, head coach James Ford has recruited a decent team for the new look York club that will push for promotion. “James likes to play an attacking brand of football so I feel they will provide a stern test in our final game ahead of the 2017 season. I would like to thank York coach James Ford and owner/Chairman Jon Flatman for working hard to make this happen.” Tickets will be available at the turnstiles on the day. Ticket prices Adult: £15 Concession (Over 65): £10 U16s: Free View the full article
  7. London Broncos Rugby League has confirmed a 31 man squad, after head coach, Andrew Henderson today unveiled his captains and squad numbers for the 2017 Kingstone Press Championship season. Lead by captain Daniel Harrison, and vice-captain James Cunningham, 16 new faces have joined the ranks ahead of the coming season, and 15 have been retained from last year’s squad. Ten of the 31 are home grown London players. “As a club we continue to be committed to giving London and Southern kids an opportunity to progress and further develop their rugby league here at the Broncos,” said Henderson. “We provide a quality performance pathway which has improved greatly in the past two years thanks to the excellent work being done by Rob Powell, youth coaches and support staff. “We are now bearing the fruits of all this good work and previous work done – not only by seeing 10 London products in our current first team, but all the other London and southern talent produced by the Broncos playing rugby league professionally with other Super League, Championship and League One clubs – proving we add true value as a club to the British game.” Amongst the newest faces, eight are familiar ones – four have stepped up from London’s academy (Pearce-Paul, Bienek, Bustin and Adebiyi), and four make a welcome return to the Broncos after having spent time away; Jarrod Sammut, Michael Channing, Kieran Dixon and Will Lovell. The last to land, Junior Roqica joined the club from reigning NRL Premiers Cronulla Sharks, and will line up alongside fellow newcomers Adrian Purtell, Alex Mammone, Will Lovell, Tom Spencer, Ben Evans, Jay Pitts, Matt Gee, Dalton Grant, Michael Channing, Jarrod Sammut and Kieran Dixon in 2017. “I believe we have got the makings of a strong squad in 2017– the players are hungry, ambitious and proud to represent London. We kept a core of last year’s team, giving us continuity, promoted some good youngsters and made some excellent signings” added Henderson. “We made good progress last season but it’s now about the team of 2017, and what they can achieve. “I’m genuinely excited about the season ahead, but we are all fully aware that we have to be better in everything we do – both staff and players – if we are to get what we want this season. “We have a group of quality players and quality people who all add value to this team. Each one of them is here because I believe they’ll uphold our values and our integrity as a club, and they’ll give their all for the team.” London Broncos 2017 squad: 1. Elliot Kear 2. Rhys Williams 3. Ben Hellewell 4. Adrian Purtell 5. Kieran Dixon 6. Jarrod Sammut 7. William Barthau 8. Thomas Spencer 9. James Cunningham (VC) 10. Mark Ioane 11. Daniel Harrison (C) 12. Matt Garside 13. Jay Pitts 14. Andy Ackers 15. Eddie Battye 16. Junior Roqica 17. Mark Offerdahl 18. Ben Evans 19. Api Pewhairangi 20. Michael Channing 21. Dalton Grant 22. Matthew Davis 23. Matthew Gee 24. Alex Walker 25. William Lovell 26. Alex Mammone 27. Ben Pointer 28. Sadiq Adebiyi 29. Kam Pearce-Paul 30. Callum Bustin 31. Lewis Bienek View the full article
  8. London Broncos Rugby League has joined forces with MYPROTEIN, agreeing a one year deal which begins a relationship between Europe’s number one sports nutrition company, and London’s only professional rugby league team. Started as recently as 2005, the Cheshire based company quickly emerged as a supplements powerhouse, becoming the UK’s number one sports nutrition brand by 2009, and now boasts a range of over 2000 products. The London Broncos squad will be fuelled by MYPROTEIN supplements to aid recovery, complementing a tough strength and conditioning programme spearheaded by Head of Performance, Mike Eccles. “I’m delighted to have struck a deal with not only a quality supplement firm, but an impressive global brand,” commented Eccles. “MYPROTEIN is an extremely innovative company which, like us, is continually looking to improve and develop. They are currently Europe’s number one online sports nutrition brand, which speaks volumes about their products. “We’re always looking to improve our programme and give our players the best opportunity to perform. The product range and quality that MYPROTEIN offer allows to expand our supplement plan for the players.” Eccles worked alongside MYPROTEIN Partnerships Executive, Chris Griffiths, to create London’s bespoke pre-season and in-season orders, including products which are Informed Sport batch tested aligning within the regulations set by the RFL. “At MYPROTEIN, we believe our supplements will help provide the vital edge the Broncos need to go one step further this year, and we are delighted to be printed on the new 2017 home and away kit,” said Griffiths. “MYPROTEIN would like to wish the London Broncos team and everyone associated with the club a very successful 2017 – we’re right behind you and hoping to get down to Trailfinders Sports Club to cheer you on in the not too distant future.” All MYPROTEIN products can be purchased here. View the full article
  9. Rugby League returns to the capital this Saturday, when a select London Broncos squad takes on Army Rugby League at Trailfinders Sports Club. Under 19s head coach, Jamie Langley, said the the entire club is looking forward to the start of the new season. “It’s been a strong pre-season, and everyone has worked really hard to be ready for 2017. This is the first trial game in the pre-season calendar and it will be a great opportunity for the players to put their best foot forward – we’re refreshed, hungry and raring to go. The boys can’t wait to rip in. “There are seven first team lads included in Saturday’s 19, and it’s always fantastic to be able to have our squads playing together as one under the London Broncos banner. “It’s the first time we’ve come up against Army Rugby League, and it should be a tough and exciting 80 minutes! With free entry and the first team squad announcement prior to the game, hopefully we will have a good crowd for both teams to showcase their abilities” The season launch kicks off at 12:30, with a Q&A with Andrew Henderson and the players, and 2017 shirt and squad numbers revealed. Entry is free! London Broncos v Army Rugby League, Saturday 7 January, Trailfinders Sports Club, 3pm: Kam Pearce-Paul Gideon Boafo Jacob Ogden Will Lovell Alfie Edwards James Meadows Matt Davies Sid Adebiyi Sam Davis Alex Mammone Rob Butler Danny Hindmarsh Matt Davis Rhys Joel Lewis Bienek Cal Bustin George Moore Sam Ajayi Caley Gray View the full article
  10. Would you like to work for the Broncos on a match day? We’re looking for hospitality and 1980 Club/Members Lounge hosts and hostesses, and retail assistants for the Club Shop! Hospitality Host/Hostess: Role responsibilities: Welcoming VIP and hospitality guests to and from the 1980 Club Ensure the guests are enjoying the experience throughout the event Communicate all match day details of the event to the guests on the day Escorting guests to and from their seats if required Awareness of ground facilities, general info and where to access information To liaise and assist Commercial Manager with hospitality and Members Lounge requirements Ensuring that guest complaints are dealt with efficiently Welcome Season Ticket Holders, Sponsors and 1980 Club members to the Members Lounge after every home match Ensure all guests have the relevant access pass to the lounge Skills: Strong verbal communication Interpersonal skills essential Good time keeping Club Shop Assistant Role Responsibilities: Set up and break down of Club Shop and merchandise on match days Retail experience preferred but not a requirement Make sales through Shopify via shop iPad (include cash and PDQ transactions) Responsible for stock during matches, including restocking of items sold during the day Knowledge of ground facilities and general info Skills: Good customer service Good time keeping Interpersonal skills essential Well organised If you think you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for the job, please email with your CV and cover letter. View the full article
  11. The RFL has confirmed the nine game fixture for under 16s in 2017, including four home games for London’s scholarship side, and two triple headers with the academy and first teams. On both Friday 14 April and Sunday 30 April all three Broncos squads play at home against tough opposition. Good Friday brings Championship newcomers Toulouse Olympique, Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves, and only two weeks later, Leeds Rhinos, City of Hull and Swinton Lions will all make the journey to the capital. The under 16s kick off their 2017 season at home, taking on Cumbria on Sunday 19 February. 2017 Scholarship fixture: Sunday 19 Feb – v Cumbria, TFSC 3pm Saturday 25 Feb – v Salford, AJ Bell Stadium 2pm Saturday 4 March – v Wakefield Trinity, Belle Vue 2pm Wednesday 5 April – v City of Hull, Bishop Burton College 17:30pm Friday 14 April – v Huddersfield Giants, TFSC 14:15pm Sunday 30 April – v Leeds Rhinos, 16:30pm Saturday 5 August – v City of Hull, Bishop Burton College 12pm Sunday 12 August – v Leeds Rhinos, TFSC 2pm Saturday 19 August – v Wakefield Trinity, Belle Vue 2pm View the full article
  12. James Cunningham will undergo surgery tomorrow, after sustaining a labral tear in his left shoulder during pre-season. The procedure involves reattaching cartilage to stabilise the shoulder joint, and, dependent on the success of surgery, will see a return to play time of 3-6 months. Michael Channing will also go under the knife, with a cervical spine fusion to remove a damaged disk. He is expected to make a full recovery, and should be available to play in six months. In June, Dalton Grant ruptured his achilles tendon whilst playing for Dewsbury. He underwent surgery, and has gradually returned to training during the off-season. It is expected he will return fully in March/April. A patella tendon rupture in August saw Api Pewhairangi out for the remainder of the 2016 season, however his rehabilitation is progressing well, and he should return to full training in February/March. Matt Gee suffered a fibula fracture in pre-season training, but should be back in full training by January. In good news, Matt Davis has returned to full training (after an earlier ACL reconstruction) alongside Mark Offerdahl and Ben Evans, who both had surgery in the off season. Head Coach, Andrew Henderson, said: “Obviously, the news about Cunningham and Channing is disappointing, but at the end of the day, we play a contact sport and that’s part and parcel of the game. “It’s for this reason we have a bigger squad this year (31 players), and have better strength in depth to be able to cover any injuries. “On a more positive note, Matt Gee has only sustained a minor injury, and our two long termers (Pewhairangi and Grant) will be available early in the 2017 season. “We have fantastic medical and strength and conditioning departments who work tirelessly to provide the players with the best support and rehabilitation they can, and we look forward to welcoming all the boys back to training when they’re ready.” View the full article
  13. Oxford Rugby League’s dual registration partnerships with Castleford Tigers and London Broncos will continue in 2017, following a positive review of last season’s objectives. CEO Adrian Smith commented: “It’s pleasing as a development club to be linked with a club like Castleford; a club which has turned its fortunes around and is recognized as one of the most exciting teams in Super League. “We proved that the Oxford environment is a safe, caring one – a club where young players develop their talent. We’ve appraised the links [with Castleford and London], and they have shown constructive results, which the Tigers recognise. It’s a great confidence boost for us, and I have to give credit to Oxford’s coaches, staff and medical team as these guys help produce the environment.” Tigers duo, Tom Holmes and Will Maher, both gained valuable game experience with Oxford throughout 2016 – something which proved very beneficial when the call came to step up into the Tigers first team. Both boys will continue their development at Championship level in 2017, signing season long loans with Batley Bulldogs. All at Oxford wish the boys the very best for 2017. Kieran Gill’s time with the Blues was also successful – signing a season long loan with Oldham Roughyeds, which has been extended for the coming season. Speaking on the announcement Tigers CEO Steve Gill said: “We initially set up the partnership for the 2016 season and we are delighted to continue to work with Oxford as we move into the 2017 season. Oxford provides a great environment for our young players to grow and we are already seeing the talent on show outside the heartland areas of Rugby League, most recently with our signing of Oxford RL player Daniel Igbinedion. The guys down at Oxford are doing a great job and this is a partnership that works well for both parties.” Smith added: “There is a good dialogue between coaches to review player performances, and I hope 2017 will see the clubs work even more closely. Steve Gill genuinely wants to help us develop and grow, and I believe the partnership will prove fruitful again for both clubs. It will enhance various areas on and off the field for Oxford. “I have seen the strength and conditioning programme which Rick Aben is introducing, and not only is it hugely beneficial to our Blues players, but Brookes University students are also able to gain work experience within professional programmes. It is simply fantastic, and invaluable – a superb example of clubs working together both on and off the field. “I’d like to thank Steve and the Castleford board for their support and encouragement of our young club.” Forging relationships just down the M40 has also been a focus with London Broncos and Danny Ward, the Broncos assistant coach. “I invited Tim Rumford to attend one of our academy player meetings a while ago, to be able put a face to Oxford RL,” said Ward. “I have great respect for Tim and Chris Baxter at Oxford, and the feedback we got from our players who spent time on dual registration last season was all good. “Just like the Cas lads, our boys forced their way into our selection thoughts in the playoffs, and it was clear their game time – the experience they got at Oxford – was beneficial. “I have confidence in the Blues coaching environment and can see the improvements being made. It is very pleasing to see ex-Broncos juniors given an opportunity to continue their development, and I can see and appreciate what you’re trying to build at Oxford.” Smith concluded: “Our gratitude also goes to Danny and Jason Loubser, CEO at the Broncos, for their continued support. “Naturally, we hope to build on the positives of Sid Adebiyi, Lewis Bienek and Callum Bustin, who were great to have in our group – they are a credit to their families and to the Broncos system.” View the full article
  14. We’ve picked our lucky winners who shared or retweeted during our 12 Days of Christmas! 2017 signed jersey: Ian Gatward Eddie Battye’s signed 10 jersey: George McWilliams Gold Season Ticket: Maureen McKeown A big congratulations, and thanks to all those who entered. From all at the Broncos, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Winners – please get in touch with the club to claim your prize. View the full article
  15. London Broncos Rugby League is delighted to confirm that Danny Ward and Mike Eccles have also extended their times with the London Broncos, on one and two year deals respectively. Currently Assistant Coach to Andrew Henderson, Danny Ward has previously been involved at all levels of the London Broncos. In 2013, he was Assistant Coach of the under 16s, before stepping up to become Head Coach of the under 19s team in 2014 and 2015. Ward also played for the club (then known as Harlequins RL) from 2008-2011. “Personally, I think the club would be dull without me,” commented Ward. “Next year will be my tenth year in London, and both my family and I have loved our time down here. “We’re creating something very special at the Broncos, and I’m both excited and grateful that I’m able to play my part in continuing on with that, and to keep building on our recent success. “As a team and as a club we’re committed to growing the game of rugby league in the south, and I’m happy to continue proudly flying that flag.” Head of Performance, Mike Eccles, has been with the Broncos for the last five seasons – joining under then Head Coach, Rob Powell, and since then, working with Tony Rea, Joey Grima and now Andrew Henderson. Before London, Eccles joined the Salford Red Devils on a voluntary basis in 2007 to run the academy and reserve grade strength and conditioning program, and by 2010 had been promoted to Head of Strength and Conditioning. “Entering my sixth season with London Broncos is something I am immensely proud of. With the support of Dan Mays, we run a tremendous physical development program here – from scholarship and academy level through to first team,” said Eccles. “Moving forward our aim is clear; we want to continue building the best infrastructure possible and to take London Broncos back to Super League. “I feel privileged to be part of the project and want to thank Hendo and the club for allowing me the opportunity to be involved in what I’m sure will be a very exciting and productive future.” Head coach, Andrew Henderson said he was very pleased to be able to continue working with both Ward and Eccles. “Both Mike and Danny add great value to our club – they work hard to improve our players, and have been and will continue to be valued members of my support team. “I’m very happy to have secured both staff members for further years to come.” View the full article