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Dewsbury Rams are delighted to be able to announce that at the upcoming opening BetFred Championship fixture against Bradford Bulls that there will be a large party of former Dewsbury players coming to the game as guests of honour of the club. The club is hoping that over 80 former players will be there on the night. They will cross over all the recent history of Dewsbury RLFC from the 1960’s through to present time. Weather permitting there will be a parade of the players around the stadium at half time and then after the game they will be in the Royal Suite to renew old acquaintances and make new friends among the many Dewsbury supporters that are expected to be there to meet them.

There will also be an exiting announcement made by the former players in a special question and answer session after the Bradford post match formalities are complete. `A huge amount of work to make this event possible has been done by past players Keith Mason, Graham Marsden, Shaun Dunford and Paul Cooper - a testament to their love of a club that has been such a big part of their life. Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer said “we are honoured to be able to welcome the former players to the club and we hope that this event can be the springboard of regular appearances at our games. They were all a part of what our club is today and hopefully we can give them an afternoon to remember”

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22 hours ago, coolie said:

Dewsbury Rams are delighted to be able to announce that at the upcoming opening BetFred Championship fixture against Bradford Bulls that there will be a large party of former Dewsbury players coming to the game as guests of honour of the club. The club is hoping that over 80 former players will be there on the night. They will cross over all the recent history of Dewsbury RLFC from the 1960’s through to present time. Weather permitting there will be a parade of the players around the stadium at half time and then after the game they will be in the Royal Suite to renew old acquaintances and make new friends among the many Dewsbury supporters that are expected to be there to meet them.

There will also be an exiting announcement made by the former players in a special question and answer session after the Bradford post match formalities are complete. `A huge amount of work to make this event possible has been done by past players Keith Mason, Graham Marsden, Shaun Dunford and Paul Cooper - a testament to their love of a club that has been such a big part of their life. Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer said “we are honoured to be able to welcome the former players to the club and we hope that this event can be the springboard of regular appearances at our games. They were all a part of what our club is today and hopefully we can give them an afternoon to remember”

Talking to Keith Mason at the Giants game and he says theirs nearly 90 ex players coming. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a few supporters back that haven’t been for a while,and better still  we put a good performance in to impress them so they come back.

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4 hours ago, graham fisher said:

Talking to Keith Mason at the Giants game and he says theirs nearly 90 ex players coming. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a few supporters back that haven’t been for a while,and better still  we put a good performance in to impress them so they come back.

90!!! Wow!! .. what's the capacity of the Royal suite??  .... it can get quite full after a game!!  .. this could be packed and some!!

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A lot of time, effort,organising 

Has gone into this event & will be great if the fan's support it, players span 6 decades so something for every fan to do some reminiscing🤔 

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Let's get behind the  ex players and give them a warm welcome,they have all played a part at some point in their careers in the history of Dewsbury RLFC. Keith Mason & Graham Marsden have worked hard to get this done.
It would be nice as well if it got a few more supporters through the gate, especially older ones. See you all Sunday #UTR

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Just another quick heads up to all the players invited to the Dewsbury RLFC reunion on Sunday 30th V Bradford at 1.45 meet round the front of the main stand where you will be meeted and greeted by yours truly and Graham Marsden and Graham fisher, then we will ask you to go into the Bailey Bar where Neil Coolie Coulson will meet you he then will escort you into the Bar it will be a great day, looking forward to seeing everybody there’s a lot of you coming let’s make it a day to remember,and the supporters of the club as I understand are exited and looking forward to seeing you all let’s not let them down .👍🏻👌

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Big Thank You To Keith Mason,Graham Marsden,Paul Cooper for sorting the Ex Players today Great to see some faces i've not seen for years,brilliant to be involved today & big thank you to Graham Fisher,Brian Scott,Tony Healey, Charlotte Coulson for helping out and making the day a Success thank you all

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That was great turn out if ex-players yesterday and I had a chat with a few, but I had to ask some to identify themselves as they had changed a bit since their playing days! One suggested name badges might have been a good idea. 

It was Heard to hear some of the talks given as the Royal Suite was so full and noisy, but I got the gist of what was being said. I though that Keith Mason spoke well, not the Bungalow term associated with him. I asked Johnny Moore how he developed his typical running style (he called it his enigma) and he said it was because he didn’t like being tackled and tried to avert opponents. Paul Shuttleworth recalled his sending off in the 3-2 victory over HKR on that awful [weather] Thursday evening. Apparently he caught someone around the head and was promptly dismissed by Charlie Tidball, who disliked Shut for some reason. I had a good chat with Dennis Bailey, who wished that Eddie could have made it from Kenya. The ex-players were gracious in taking time to talk to supporters and I thank them for that.

I even collared one person who looked like he could have played for us, but he said he only played at amateur level locally. Told me his name was Peter Lewis. I said the only player iof that name I could recall played for Bramley and it turned out I had picked the same  person  

 

 

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Lovely message sent to Keith Mason from the great man❤️

Just arrived back into London !Congratulations Keith on putting on a remarkable day where I’m sure you have resurrected the Old Players Reunion and with you in charge I know this will be the first of many to come
So nice to see old and young ex players enjoying what was a tremendous day !  
So nice to get a good reaction from the crowd on a day we will never forget 
Please pass on my regards to all concerned with the club for making it so special. 
You should feel proud at putting together such a wonderful event. Cheers mate. Take care, keep safe   Stevo.

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Was a great event and nice to see so many of my old heroes looking well. Stevo and Tommy Smales are from before my time but both spoke well, and Stevo was right about talking up the game. We are all so negative about it sometimes. In fact, a lot of the time.

 

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22 hours ago, Crown Flatter said:

That was great turn out if ex-players yesterday and I had a chat with a few, but I had to ask some to identify themselves as they had changed a bit since their playing days! One suggested name badges might have been a good idea. 

It was Heard to hear some of the talks given as the Royal Suite was so full and noisy, but I got the gist of what was being said. I though that Keith Mason spoke well, not the Bungalow term associated with him. I asked Johnny Moore how he developed his typical running style (he called it his enigma) and he said it was because he didn’t like being tackled and tried to avert opponents. Paul Shuttleworth recalled his sending off in the 3-2 victory over HKR on that awful [weather] Thursday evening. Apparently he caught someone around the head and was promptly dismissed by Charlie Tidball, who disliked Shut for some reason. I had a good chat with Dennis Bailey, who wished that Eddie could have made it from Kenya. The ex-players were gracious in taking time to talk to supporters and I thank them for that.

I even collared one person who looked like he could have played for us, but he said he only played at amateur level locally. Told me his name was Peter Lewis. I said the only player iof that name I could recall played for Bramley and it turned out I had picked the same  person  

 

 

Recognised quite a few, but yes some of them have changed a bit since their playing days. Unlike us supporters of course who have all retained our youthful good looks 😂😂

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On 01/02/2022 at 11:33, spanishknight said:

Sounds like a good afternoon except for the result, it's always good to meet the players you grew old watching.

Fixed your typo.

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Sport, amongst other things, is a dream-world offering escape from harsh reality and the disturbing prospect of change.

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9 hours ago, Sir Jekyll Stocking said:

I never knew John Lennon played for your lot...

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Bradford shirt that!

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Touch Rugby W(h)inger and part-time Super Hero (Thursday mornings by appointment) :superman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATLEY BULLDOGS RLFC :bb:

 

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Can someone help please? 

My Grandad played for Dewsbury probably in the late 40s and was wondering if anyone had any information about him.  He was called Jack Hughes (nagger) and I think he was a loose forward.  He did play a couple of times later in his career for Featherstone. 

Any info would be appreciated. 

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