Inspired by Andy Bell’s video message to Hull KR before their Challenge Cup final appearance, we have decided to see whether we can get our Tuesday evening Play Touch Rugby League regulars to recreate this Erasure classic.
As those who take part in or follow our social league will already know, all of the teams are named after classic Erasure songs. We are therefore asking people to visit the club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chargersrl and LIKE the top post and let’s see whether we can get 150 likes by 8pm this evening to inspire the players to give it their all!
The North Derbyshire Chargers welcomed teams from West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire to their Primary and Junior Rugby League festival this weekend. In beautiful sunshine, over 85 players across five separate age groups played a mixture of tag and full contact Rugby providing some much needed match practice for our Primary squad and allowing the Under 12s to keep their momentum going over the break in the Yorkshire Junior League fixtures.
This annual event saw players from Normanton Knights, New Earswick All Blacks and Immingham Wasps come together to make new friends and to continue to support the development of Rugby League in the area with the Chargers being the only community club in the area with an active Primary and Junior player development programme.
Arranging small sided games and mixing team players up to balance numbers allowed all clubs attending to play four matches and, along with refreshments, bouncy castles and presentation certificates and trophies the five hour festival went really quickly and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children, and their parents. Many children excited to meet Tony Tonks, Heartbeat of Sport and Sheffield Eagles RLFC, who was present with his Junior team.
The North Derbyshire Chargers Primary RL Club and the Under 12s Team have made enormous progress over this year and this first festival of the season went very well for them with Devon Lunn being presented with the overall player of the festival, and his younger brother Finn taking the star of the day from the Chargers coaching team.
A huge thanks to all the clubs for attending and to the parents, families and wider Chargers community for their fantastic support and in helping us to make this event the success that it was. Chargers Chairman, Ged Connolly-Thompson, said: “Without the support of the parents, we could not put on such events like this and we are very proud of the players coming together today. This is the first time some of our players have attended a festival of this size and they have loved the experience and played their socks off”.
Thanks to all of the clubs and players that have confirmed their attendance at tomorrow’s Primary & Junior Rugby League festival. We have players from the Normanton Knights, Immingham Wasps and New Earswick All Blacks joining the North Derbyshire Chargers for a series of matches and games at Netherthorpe School in Staveley.
We have yet to hear from a number of clubs who have received invitations to join us and certificates have now been produced so any extra players will not receive a certificate on the day.
When arriving, could clubs please come to the registration table (which will be outside near the main gates if it’s sunny or inside if it’s not!) This will then let us confirm player numbers and adjust any of the pitch sizes or match schedules.
A huge thanks to J&S Trophies in Hasland for sponsoring and supplying a number of trophies for us to hand out on the day.
There will be refreshments, bacon butties, hot dogs, sweets and ice creams on sale as well as bouncy castles, raffle and balloon modeller. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow…