The North Derbyshire Chargers RLFC have launched a project in collaboration with Heartbeat of Sport to provide cardiovascular screening, dietary advice and provide opportunities for social exercise via their Play Touch Rugby League – Warsop Vale franchise.
A Facebook page has been launched at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cardiovascular-Health-and-Screening-Programme/1506883739528695 or further information is available via the embedded link at the bottom of this page.
Please share as much as you can and encourage people to support this so that we can arrange to screen players from local community clubs across all sports plus members of the wider community.
Five years ago the North Derbyshire Chargers’ Open Age team took on the Wolds Cavemen in a couple of friendly fixtures. Last month, we were contacted to see if we could be interesting in doing it all again and given we no longer have an Open Age team I suggested we put together a Barbarian style squad to allow the fixture to go ahead.
In light of today’s tragic news regarding Danny Jones we would like to suggest that the fixtures are used to raise money for Danny’s family and the Heartbeat of Sport charity who do a great deal of work in the field of sudden cardiac arrest.
Likely dates are currently being discussed and will be posted here and on the club’s Facebook page as soon as details are known. Please get in touch if you would be interested in playing in the fixture and/or if you would be willing to sponsor the event.
We were initially thinking of the following fund raising opportunities for businesses or individuals:
* individual player sponsorship
* match programme with sponsorship opportunities
* sponsorship forms for number of tries scored
* bucket collection at the events (home and away)
All money raised will be donated to Danny’s family via the Keighley Cougars and the Heartbeat of Sport charity.
Saturday saw the Under 12s take on Dearne Valley Bulldogs in a hastily rearranged home fixture.
After their first full proper training session using coaching skills reinforced by the RFL’s Embed The Pathway programme and small sided games theory, the players were successful in transferring skills learned on the training pitch into a game and put on a very pleasing display.
Dearne Valley Bulldogs capitalised on an early mistake from the Chargers to take an early lead after which the Chargers didn’t look back. Some very constructive play saw the Chargers race to 18-4 in front.
The new focus on ball respect allowed the Chargers to continually build pressure on the opposition and take advantage. Credit to Dearne Valley who kept in the game with three other tries in between North Derbyshire scores ensured Dearne Valley took a lot of positives from the game. A moment of brilliance from a 5th and last kick with a great chase allowed pressure to be put on and a knock on resulting in a try ensured the reward was there.
Dearne Valley Bulldogs were to score again twice, with Reliable Riley making sure that Chargers got the ball back from the resulting kick off with the ball bouncing before going dead. This relieved the pressure of conceding a try and gave the team something to kick on with.
The game finished 30-16 to the North Derbyshire Chargers. Tries from Enthusiastic Ethan, Magnificent Max and three from Dazzling Deivid with all the added conversions coming from an ever improving goal kicker in Ethan.
Man of the match went to Cool-Headed Kiaran after a much improved game which nearly produced a try if not for a great last ditch tackle forcing a knock on. Keep the faith, keep the momentum and keep the team CHARGING forward.