Newcastle point the way for West Wales Raiders

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, believes that West Wales Raiders should take comfort from the way Newcastle Thunder responded to a some heavy beatings a few years ago. ONE scoreline dominated discussion across all three divisions last weekend. York’s record 144-0 annihilation of West Wales Raiders might have been the latest marker in the Knights’ impressive progress,…

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League Express Mailbag Letter of the Week: ‘League can flourish in Newcastle’

Each week, we’ll be picking out the top letter from our world famous League Express Mailbag in Monday’s paper and featuring it in-depth on our website throughout 2018. We start with an interesting letter from a person in a position of some importance – Councillor Rob Higgins of Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Council have certainly taken the sport to…

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Newcastle Thunder implement revolutionary concussion assessment protocol

The way in which concussions assessments are tracked is set to be revolutionized – by Newcastle Thunder. Michael Heap, the Academy Manager at the League 1 club, has developed a traffic light wristband system in order to help communicate player’s recovery progress to coaches, parents and teachers. He explained: “Under the system, we have attached either a red, amber or…

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Newcastle secure unlikely place in League 1 play-offs

Newcastle Thunder booked their place in the League 1 play-offs following a dramatic final round of action. Jason Payne’s side bagged the fourth and final place in the play-offs with a dramatic 26-24 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls York City Knights. It means that Newcastle will travel to Barrow Raiders this Sunday for the right to play in the final,…

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