Saturday 10 September 2016 sees the return of the Hull and District winter season writes Emma Shepherd.
This year we have seen a larger interest in the League with Beverley and Embassy both returning and the entrance of new team Brownies Bulldogs.
After having an uncertain season last year Bransholme have now reformed under new coach Craig Cook and with new sponsorship from The Meadows, they have the return of many established players (the likes of Alex Moody, Danny and Lee Stewart), who are all big impact players these are to name but a few.
After losing long established Fenners last season, we are pleased to retain Bilton Sully’s although they are really struggling for players currently and would welcome anyone who has not yet signed for a team or wishes to give the game a try.
This week there are only two fixtures in the league due to players being on holiday, or paperwork and insurances still to be resolved.
East Hull v Myton Warriors (Rosemead Street)
Both these sides are strong competitors within the league for accolades this coming season.
East Hull have retained nearly all their players from last season with a couple of new signings in Luke Foster and David Kitenyo, and Craig Robinson.
Myton also have retained nearly all their players, they could turn out players Lee James, Kris and Ryan Walker, Ashley James.
Reckitts v North Hull Knights (Eastmount)
North Hull are looking to yet again raise silverware but I’m sure Reckitts will give them a good opener to the season.
North Hull have also retained most of their players and they have a major selection headache this week given the form of their players last season.
Matthew Lockyer will be making most teams defences this season look poor if he retains last year’s form, Gareth Bolton will be looking all over Shaw Park for his speed he lost last year. Danny Joyce, Liam Frenneaux, Luke Lindstrom and returning old boy Ian Bell will be there to showcase their skills.
Reckitts have re-signed Matthew Green, and Sam and Joe Williams, and have new faces in the form of James Higginbotham, Alex Dale, Paul Robinson and Alex Stembridge.
Both these games are going to be great contests so I would encourage anyone to pop along and enjoy the weather and entertainment.