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    Important announcement!

    Due to the strong possibility of the England Football team reaching the World Cup Final, this Sunday’s game against Oldham will now be played on Friday 13th July. Kick off will be 8pm at Cougar Park. View the full article
  3. This morning the Keighley Cougars current operational management team (Simon Harrison and Neil Cullen) have had positive discussions with the RFL Finance Director and have agreed to ongoing communication. Productive discussions have taken place with Gary Fawcett about the transfer of the club to new ownership and the paperwork is currently being worked on by solicitors. All involved are committed to a smooth transition and are keen for this to happen. As soon as further progress is made, an update will be posted. With your support we look forward to achieving the vision set out in the ‘Keighley’s Bold Vision’ and moving together as one club with management, sponsors and fans all moving in one direction. View the full article
  4. Dear Cougar fans and supporters, Ahead of Thursday’s meeting I want to ensure that the fans have the facts. Unfortunately the statement put out on Friday was untrue. I haven’t been reluctant to sell my shares at all. I have told a few people what the actual position is already, so I will now tell everyone where we are: on 14th May 2018, in plenty of time for my impending resignation, I sent what I viewed (after discussion with Simon and Neil) what was the final version of the deal to pass the club onto them. Simon came back to me with a requested change, to which I said fine please send me your proposed words for review, and, despite chasing them on many occasions since then, there was no communication back from them regarding the deal. 7 weeks later we are in July and nothing happened until yesterday. Yesterday morning I had a discussion with Gareth Harrison, a proposed incoming shareholder, to try and resolve the situation we were in and we discussed the deal from 14th May. It appears it’s now with the lawyers so I await a copy for review on 24th May 2018, in time for my impending resignation on 26th May, I sent Simon and Neil the Companies House verification code so that they had the capability to appoint themselves as directors of the club. Despite me pointing out to them a couple of times over June that they hadn’t appointed themselves, they have not to done so I hope the meeting on Thursday goes well and the club moves forward soon. I want to club to move forward. View the full article
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    Cougars Defeated In Cumbria

    Whitehaven 28-14 Keighley Cougars Match Report by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport) KEIGHLEY Cougars troubled week came to a disappointing end with a 28-14 defeat away at fellow play-off hopefuls Whitehaven. The Cougars were in the game until a controversial 59th minute dismissal of Dan Parker, however, Craig Lingard felt that it came on the back of another decision that influenced the outcome of the game. “The red card had a massive impact with 20 minutes of the game still to go but for me that’s where they game didn’t swing,” confessed Lingard. “We were 8 points behind and should have had a repeat set on the Whitehaven line in a period of the game where they were on the backfoot. “But, the referee and the touch judge missed the stone cold knock-on from their player and on the very next play the Whitehaven played has deliberately thrown the ball into Mike Emmett for a penalty. “The RFL have told us you can’t deliberately pass a ball into a man that is laid on the floor and Mike has rolled away from the ruck but still the referee has given the penalty against us. “It should have been our penalty and Whitehaven then go the length to score and it goes from an 8 point game into a 14 point one. “But I think Whitehaven deserved to win the game, they controlled the ball better than we did which takes its toll in these conditions, especially against 12 men.” The home side opened the scoring after three minutes as Jordan Burns took the two points on offer after the Cougars were penalised close to the line. Burns then raced the length of the field to touch down for what he believed was the afternoon’s opening four pointer but his effort was ruled out for a late shot on Benn Hardcastle. Cameron Leeming then thought he had a walk-in for the afternoon’s first try but the touch judge had ruled that there had been a knock-on in the build-up play. The Cougars came close once more as Perry Whiteley was held up on the back of a 70-metre break from the departing Adam Ryder. The visitors eventually drew level, though, as Hardcastle opted to kick for goal after Haven were penalised for a ball steal in the ruck. But, it would be the hosts that led at the interval when from a penalty, Jessie Joe Parker sold a dummy and cut on Davey Dixon’s inside to touch down. The second half was proving as scrappy and error strewn as the first but the hosts increased their lead further as Dave Thompson touched down in the corner. However, the try was deemed a controversial one as the pass to Thompson appeared to travel forward. Hardcastle was pulling the strings for Keighley in attack and it showed as he used his quick footwork to leave two defenders in his wake and dive over from close range. Parker was then shown a harsh red card for a high shot on Dion Aiye which came as a result of the Papua New Guinea international losing his footing at the point of contact. The result of the penalty was Burns putting his boot to use once more to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The Cumbrian outfit then made full use of their man advantage to make sure of the two points with Chris Taylor first rounding the defence to score. Thompson then scored his second after breaking downfield and handing off Harry Aaronson to get himself over the line. Hardcastle had the afternoon’s final say though with a lovely show and go to seal his brace of tries. View the full article
  6. We are overwhelmed with the response which yesterday’s club statement has created. However, it is of paramount importance that no financial or personal blame be apportioned to GARY FAWCETT. There is no doubt at all that without Gary Fawcett’s continuous backing and relentless support to date, Keighley Cougars would have been in this position everyday for the past three years. He has continued to feed the club at a huge financial loss to himself and his family. Myself & Neil have been held responsible for the club, at the coal face, only for the last 2 months, and the pressure to create income to pay players wages is immense. Supporters numbers have dwindled over the years, and currently the income from match days and sponsorship does not generate enough revenue to meet the cost of paying players. As Chairman, Mr Fawcett has always put the club before anything else. Perhaps it is only now that supporters can begin to understand how much Gary has done for the club. Thank you Gary for all your efforts. You did a bloody long stint under so much pressure. Could I also add, please would all fans refrain from verbal & written abuse of any person or club. Please now, let us pull together and save Keighley Cougars and give GARY FAWCETT some credit for what he has done for the club. We hope for an amicable conclusion in the handover to new investors. View the full article
  7. We are overwhelmed with the response which yesterday’s club statement has created. However, it is of paramount importance that no financial or personal blame be apportioned to GARY FAWCETT. There is no doubt at all that without Gary Fawcett’s continuous backing and relentless support to date, Keighley Cougars would have been in this position every day for the past nine years. He has continued to feed the club at a huge financial loss to himself and his family. Myself & Neil have been held responsible for the club, at the coal face, only for the last 2 months, and the pressure to create income to pay players wages is immense. Supporters numbers have dwindled over the years, and currently the income from match days and sponsorship does not generate enough revenue to meet the cost of paying players. As Chairman, Mr Fawcett always put the club before anything else. Perhaps it is only now that supporters can begin to understand how much Gary has done for the club. Thank you Gary for all your efforts. You did a bloody long stint under so much pressure. Could I also add, please would all fans refrain from verbal & written abuse of any person or club. Please now, let us pull together and save Keighley Cougars and give GARY FAWCETT some credit for what he has done for the club. We hope for an amicable conclusion in the handover to new investors. View the full article
  8. We are releasing this statement to inform all involved with the Keighley Cougars that we recently came within hours of going out of existence. This would have meant Keighley Rugby League, a staple of the Keighley community for 117 years and a place that has brought so much joy to those who have been involved with our great club, would have been consigned to nothing more than memory and the history book. The borough of Keighley has a population of over 90,000 people and our average attendances are in the 600 region meaning that only 7% of our community support the club on a regular basis. The reason behind this is our now former Chairman, Gary Fawcett, is currently reluctant to sell his shares in the club thus blocking any proposed takeover of Keighley Cougars and causing the club financial hardship. As of the 29th June 2018 after paying players contract payments, the club bank balance currently stands at a sum of £34.23. This means as an estimate, in order to see out the 2018 season we would be looking at investment within the region of £45,000. This can come as a direct result of investors wanting to invest in the club. But more importantly, if our remaining five home fixtures all had an extra 400 people through the gates at Cougar Park then professional Rugby League in Keighley would be guaranteed. As the two remaining directors of Keighley Cougars we, unlike others, will not abandon the club in its hour of need and have continued to work hard behind the scenes amongst ourselves and also with our sponsors to raise funds and continue to pay the wages of our players, coaching staff and backroom team. The first team squad have been offered a new payment plan of contracts which allows ourselves as directors the opportunity to raise funds and pay all monies owed accordingly and more importantly, on time and in full. This new payment plan will not suit everybody and this means we are unfortunately in a position where we have to announce the reason Matty Beharrell and Josh Tonks are unavailable for selection on Sunday is that they have decided to accept offers elsewhere in order to secure their financial status. As a club, we would like to thank Matty and Josh for their commitment over the last 18 months and wish them well in their future endeavours. There is no malice in their decisions whatsoever and we would like to inform supporters that this is solely down to their personal situations. Our Head Coach Craig Lingard will continue to have our support throughout this tough time, as he has since his appointment, and we are grateful that Linners and his backroom staff of Nathan Graham, Paul Royston, Rikki Sheriffe, Frank Levy, Scott Lindsey, James Feather, Liam Bowness, Jeremy Crowther & Joshua Chapman have continued to work hard in preparation for Sunday’s trip to Whitehaven. We are confident should the team perform to the high standards we know that they are capable off, we will finish in the top five of Betfred League One and earn the opportunity to challenge for promotion to the Championship. However, to allow this to happen and ease the cash flow situation we need financial investment in Keighley Cougars now! The club is part of our town’s heritage, identity and legacy. Some people don’t realise that to diehard supporters, such as our own, clubs like the Keighley Cougars are more important than the result of a game or a league position. An example of this being the have a loyal band of volunteers who work hard three times a week, helping clean, repair and help us maintain the general upkeep of both our great club and our historic home at Cougar Park. As our friends at Barrow said in a similar statement they released earlier today, clubs like ours are about heritage, culture and the blood sweat and tears of a great community. The Cougars is part of an identity and heritage we need in our local community but we also know we have a community of Cougars supporters living elsewhere in the United Kingdom and all over the world and we hope these supporters will continue to support us and get behind the club. The Rugby Football League have now made it clear to clubs such as ourselves, Barrow and Whitehaven that there is no longer a pot of money available to save these community clubs and although they will support with the advice and professional administration that they are looking for a return on investment for all clubs in the professional game. As a club we need to bear in mind that from 2021 that the Super League will be taking over Rugby League and the proposal is that there will be 20/24 clubs forming a Super League and a Super League 2 with those not involved being moved to the National Conference League as an amateur club. We need to act now to make sure that the Keighley Cougars can be part of the new structure in 2021 and continue as a professional sports organisation within the borough of Keighley. This means that if we lose Keighley Cougars, the chances are that we will never get it back as a professional Rugby League club. If you would like to be involved with the survival of the Keighley Cougars then email kccommerical@outlook.com or call the club directly on 01535 606044 where Garry Schofield will take your call. View the full article
  9. Head Coach Craig Lingard has today named a provisional 20 man squad to face Whitehaven this Sunday in Round Fifteen of the Betfred League One season. James Feather, who has come out of retirement on two occassions for the Reserves this season, is included on standby should any of the 19 man squad drop out ahead of Sunday’s game. Linners is without Ritchie Hawkyard (Ribs) and Andy Gabriel who both sustained an injury in last week’s defeat but does welcome back Scott Law, who had to withdraw from the side that faced the Knights on Sunday morning due to an infected insect bite. Matty Beharrell and Josh Tonks are unavailable for selection this weekend which means there are recalls for Davey Dixon, Trae O’Sullivan and Jose Kenga. Christopher Cullimore is included for the first time after featuring for the Reserves on Thursday evening at Halifax. PROVISIONAL 20 MAN SQUAD TO FACE WHITEHAVEN: 4 – Adam Ryder 5 – Davey Dixon 8 – Scott Law 9 – Nathan Conroy 10 – Trae O’Sullivan 12 – Brendon Rawlins 13 – Mike Emmett 15 – Ryan Wright 16 – Harvey Hallas 17 – Cameron Leeming 19 – Matthew Bailey 23 – Benn Hardcastle 28 – Harry Aaronson 29 – Brad Nicholson 31 – Jose Kenga 32 – Dan Parker 34 – Perry Whiteley 35 – Darrell Griffin 38 – Christopher Cullimore 39 – James Feather View the full article
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    Travel Pack – Whitehaven

    Whitehaven Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport) This Sunday, the Cougars look to bounce back from the disappointing home defeat to the York City Knights as they head north to face Whitehaven in a potential play-off four pointer. GAME DETAILS: Whitehaven v Keighley Cougars Betfred League One Round Fifteen Recreation Ground Sunday 1st July 2018, Kick Off: 15:00 Referee: Mr N Bennett ADMISSION: PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS: Adult – £10 Juniors – £5 VENUE: Whitehaven currently ply their trade at the Recreation Ground, the clubs home since it’s formation in 1948. The Recreation Ground in its current form was built in 1948 to enable the newly formed Whitehaven to play in the Rugby Football League. The Kells end stand steel framework was built in 1961 and in 1973 the ground acquired floodlights. The old wooden grandstand was demolished in 1995 and the B&H Motors Grandstand was built to replace it. Work began on the stadium in late November 2014 to meet RFL operating rules for Championship clubs for 2015. The Kells end stand was shot blasted, the steel framework repainted and the cladding replaced with new galvanised sheeting. In addition, new changing facilities under the grandstand were built. The next phase of the work to commence later in 2005 is to upgrade the floodlights and increase the ground’s seating capacity to meet RFL requirements. Britain’s Energy Coast financed the improvements. The ground now has terracing on 3 sides with one end of ground, the Kells end, covered. The other sides are known the Popular side, the Railway end and the LLWR Grandstand which seats 556. The ground is set to have a second seated stand holding 1,100 people where the Popular side terracing now stands. The current ground capacity is 7,500. There is a disabled supporters view area in the grandstand with disabled toilets located within the ground while the JJ McKeown bar has disabled access and disabled toilets. WHERE TO DRINK: The JJ McKeown bar is Open before and after all Home Games serving a range of Quality Draught and Bottled Beers and Wines. WHERE TO PARK: Matchday parking is available on The Whitehaven Miners Car Park adjacent to the Recreation Ground Main Entrance. The Whitehaven Miners Charge for parking is £2. Free Parking is available on the Ginns Car Park five minutes walk from the Recreation Ground. TRAVEL: BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: CA28 9DD SUGGESTED ROUTE: (123 miles, 2hr 37min) Head east on Royd Ings Ave towards Alston Rd. Turn right onto Alston Rd. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Hard Ings Rd/A650. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A629. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A629. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Skipton Rd/A629. Continue to follow A629. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A65. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A65. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A65. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M6 slip road to Penrith/North Lakes. Merge onto M6. At junction 40, take the A66 exit to Penrith/Workington/Brough. At Skirsgill Interchange, take the 1st exit onto A66. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A66. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Keswick Bypass/A66. Continue to follow A66. At Lamplugh Roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A66. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A66. At Bridgefoot Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A595. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A595. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A595. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A595. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A595. Turn right onto Park Dr. Turn right onto Corkickle/A5094. Turn left onto Coach Rd. Turn left. Destination will be on the right. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The club would advise against using Public Transport to this fixture as the first train into Whitehaven on the day of the match does not arrive into Whitehaven until 15:20. View the full article
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    Cougars Melt As The Heat Is On

    Keighley Cougars 14-46 York City Knights Match Preview by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport) KEIGHLEY Cougars fell to defeat at the hands of York City Knights to slip out of the League One play-off places. The encounter proved to be the latest in a long line of fiery derbies between these two sides but Craig Lingard was disappointed with his side’s attitude to the game. “Mentally, we need to be better,” admitted Lingard. “The game came down to those small percentages that are the difference between a top end League One side and a team that is looking to get into the play-offs. “In that first half we pretty much dominated and we should have been in front at the half-time interval and not the two scores down which we were. “There were two periods in the game where we got a penalty then coughed up possession on the first tackle and on the resulting defensive set, York scored. “So as I say, it is those little percentages where the top teams will punish you and if you are off your game for even just 30 seconds, you will get punished and that’s what happened today.” Despite early York pressure, the home side had the afternoon’s first real opportunity to score as the bounce from a Matty Beharrell kick caused all sorts of problems. Fortunately for the visiting Knights, Ash Robson was on hand to beat Ryan Wright and clear the danger in the in-goal area. The Cougars would come close again just moments later but Darrell Griffin was thwarted from a Benn Hardcastle forward pass. Craig Lingard’s side thought they scored the afternoon’s first points but Adam Ryder was penalised for a double movement. The visitors struck first though when Andy Ellis broke the line and, despite a suspect forward pass in the build-up, Tim Spears powered his way to the line from 20 metres out. Things then broke down as Brad Nicholson retaliated to a high shot from Judah Mazive and as a result, all 26 players became involved in a mass brawl from which Nicholson and Spears were both sent to the sin-bin. The Knights extended their lead shortly after when Will Jubb squeezed his way over from close range after a great offload from Connor Robinson. However, the home side came roaring back into the game as Perry Whiteley intercepted and raced 90 metres to score. This try gave Keighley renewed confidence and when Ryder threw a little shimmy to fool two Knights defenders, he sent the ball out to the wing for Andy Gabriel to slide over in the corner. York would take the lead into half-time as Connor Robinson picked up a loose ball from a big hit on Benn Hardcastle and went the length of the field to score. The Knights took full advantage of some lazy defending with Joe Batchelor crossing next to the uprights from an Ash Robson break. A bizarre two minutes followed, Nicholson was sent for 10 for the second time on the afternoon for a flailing arm that ended the afternoon of Connor Robinson. Ash Robson took the two points but the restart was delayed as the referee left the field of play to hold a pitchside discussion with the timekeepers who appeared to be contesting the call that the clock had been stopped. The visitors scored once more through some brilliant play as Ben Cockayne sold the dummy to send Graeme Horne marauding through. Nicholson’s eventful afternoon was far from over as he powered his way through to touch down for the home side. York finished the game strongly with another Robson penalty and tries through Joe Porter and Mike Kelly. View the full article
  12. Keighley Cougars v York City Knights Match Preview by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport) Date: Sunday 24th June Time: 3:30pm Venue: Cougar Park, Keighley The Cougars ran riot in an expected comfortable victory over the West Wales Raiders but know they can expect a much tougher test this Sunday afternoon at Cougar Park as high flying York City Knights make the trip south from North Yorkshire for a game which is traditionally closely contested and fiery on all counts. LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars ran in 17 tries in a 94-0 rout of the West Wales Raiders. Ritchie Hawkyard led the way with four tries of his own with Adam Ryder, Andy Gabriel and Perry Whiteley all running in hat-tricks on a comfortable afternoon at the office for Craig Lingard’s side. Further scores on the day came through a Dan Parker brace with Scott Law and Darrell Griffin also crossing the line for the Cougars. York continued to put pressure on the Bradford Bulls at the summit of League One with a 4-31 victory away at the North Wales Crusaders. First half tries from Ash Robson and Hull KR dual-reg man Will Oakes were followed up by a Connor Robinson drop goal to give the Knights a 13 point advantage at the interval with second half tries from Ben Cockayne, Dan Hawksworth and Andy Ellis sealing the two points on the afternoon. TEAM NEWS: Cougars Head Coach Craig Lingard welcomes back Matty Beharrell into the squad after the half-back made a sensational recovery from an injury that was originally feared to have sidelined him until the back end of July. Matthew Bailey is also brought into the side after being rested last Sunday against West Wales with Davey Dixon and Jose Kenga the two to drop out of the side. Josh Lynam (Arm) and Emmerson Whittel (Knee) are both back in training but still remain as Linners’ only two long term injury doubts. Knights Head Coach James Ford has named an initial squad of 20 players and is today making late checks on Ash Robson (Head), Adam Robinson (Ankle) and Harry Carter (Ankle) who all picked up knocks in last weekend’s victory across the border ahead of the trip to Cougar Park tomorrow afternoon. French half-back Thibault Franck joins Will Oakes as the only two Hull Kingston Rovers players at the disposal of Ford on dual-registration with Featherstone loanee Danny Maskill making a return to the side. THE SQUADS: COUGARS: Aaronson, Bailey, Beharrell, Conroy, Emmett, Gabriel, Griffin, Hallas, Hardcastle, Hawkyard, Law, Leeming, Nicholson, Parker, Rawlins, Ryder, Tonks, Whiteley, Wright. KNIGHTS: Batchelor, Cockayne, Dixon, Ellis, Franck, Hawksworth, Hey, Horne, Jubb, Kelly, Maskill, Mazive, Oakes, Porter, A Robinson, C Robinson, Robson, Scott, Spears. THE COACHES: Keighley Cougars Head Coach Craig Lingard: “They’re a really clinical side who do the basics well. “They try and slow you down with the big forwards that they’ve got and they try to play off the back of that. “With their forwards dominating, it looks like they’re scoring some really good offensive tries but all they’re doing is going down the middle and playing off the back of a quick ruck. “We have to make sure we win that forward battle and our middles have to dominate theirs in the arm-wrestle. “I think we have the better strike players on the edge so we can score a lot of tries there and restrict them down the centre.” York City Knights Head Coach James Ford: “I do think they’ve become a more professional side since their coach took over. Their standards are high on match days and in training. “We’ve been close to achieving our goals and if we continue putting in the hard work, we’ll continue improving. “Keighley are a good side, they have a capable side and they are capable of turning us over. “They’ve got a lot of energy in their backs and creativity in their forwards, so we’ll have to be at our best, hard-working and composed because it will be a real challenge for us. “The Keighley fans will be getting behind their team immensely and they will make it uncomfortable for us, but it wouldn’t be a trip to Keighley if it wasn’t a challenge. “We’re preparing for them to be aggressive and to fire into us, certainly, but we’ll just go and play our game as quickly as we can, have a plan and stick to it. “We won’t be fazed by what they’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks and we’ll focus on ourselves.” THE REFEREE: The man in the middle for Sunday’s huge Betfred League One Round 14 clash between these two top five sides at Cougar Park is Billy Pearson from Barnsley. Billy is no stranger to the Cougars having already refereed the boys this season in March’s home defeat to the Bradford Bulls and most recently, April’s victory away at the Newcastle Thunder. SUMMARY: Craig Lingard got the reaction he was looking for last weekend as the Cougars put in a professional 80 minute performance to brush aside the West Wales Raiders at Cougar Park. He knows that his side will have to do the same again if they want to beat a Knights side sitting pretty in second place and providing the Bradford Bulls with their only real challenge in the League One title race. These games are traditionally must see and tomorrow afternoon will prove no different in this little corner of West Yorkshire. View the full article
  13. Craig Lingard has today named his 19 man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League One Round 14 encounter with the York City Knights at Cougar Park. The big news is that Matty Beharrell, who was originally feared to be looking at a 4-6 week absence, has recovered from the injuries sustained in the defeat at Doncaster a fortnight ago and has cleared to return to the side. Matthew Bailey, who missed the victory over the West Wales Raiders last Sunday with a slight niggle, also comes into the side ahead of York’s visit. Davey Dixon and Jose Kenga are the two men who drop out of the 19 man squad from last week’s rout of West Wales. Josh Lynam (Arm) is now back in full training with Emmerson Whittel (Knee) now returning to running drills as he continues his recovery following a year on the sidelines. 19 MAN SQUAD TO FACE YORK: 1 – Ritchie Hawkyard 2 – Andy Gabriel 4 – Adam Ryder 7 – Matty Beharrell 8 – Scott Law 9 – Nathan Conroy 12 – Brendon Rawlins 13 – Mike Emmett 15 – Ryan Wright 16 – Harvey Hallas 17 – Cameron Leeming 18 – Josh Tonks 19 – Matthew Bailey 23 – Benn Hardcastle 28 – Harry Aaronson 29 – Brad Nicholson 32 – Dan Parker 34 – Perry Whiteley 35 – Darrell Griffin View the full article
  14. We can confirm that the England game on Sunday against Panama will be screened at Cougar Park this Sunday afternoon. The England game against Panama will take place at 1pm and will be screened in both bars with gates opening at Cougar Park from 11am. The game will of course be followed by the visit of the York City Knights in Betfred League One, with kick-off for that game taking place at 3:30pm. So come down, support the boys and get behind England! View the full article
  15. Keighley Cougars can now confirm details regarding the club shop and Buster celebration night, both run in conjuction with Squadbuilder. The shop is open on matchday’s from 1pm and also open on other days by appointment. For more details, ring Margaret Proctor on 07980 893003 and you can also ask for details regarding the Keighley Cougars Squadbuilder fund. Buster’s celebration night will take place at Cougar Park on Friday 6th July with a 7pm start in the Clever Energy Boilers Hall of Fame bar. Join us for an evening to mark and celebrate Buster’s career at Keighley Cougars. All are welcome including children and their will be a BBQ supper available on the night. View the full article