Today saw the Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks visit the Valley with the Chargers aiming to take another victory and make it six games since they were last defeated. The Hawks turned up two players short and started the game with 11, but with their coaching staff insisting the Chargers still field 13.
This was the case until half time at which point the Chargers reduced their squad to match the opposition numbers. The game was played in a really good nature with the Chargers in control from start to finish. Some magnificent attacking rugby and fierce defence ensured that come half time the score was already 38-0.
After the break despite reducing numbers it was more of the same and the Chargers kicked on to record a 74-0 victory. The attacking fluent game played by the Chargers showing in sometimes awful weather that they are capable of playing wide expansive rugby.
It was a debut to remember for Oliver Horton who ended the match with a hat trick as well as parents and opposition man of the match. There was also a hat trick for Deivid H and four tries and eleven conversions for man of the match Ethan Bradshaw. Other tries coming from Max, Liam and one for Farren (who rejoined the Chargers from Hillsborough at the start of the season) who took home the all round effort award.
Great performances from all of the Chargers players ensured the coaching staff went home very happy indeed. A special mention to the Hawks who didn’t give up until the final whistle and did both sets of coaches and fans proud.
The next games sees the Chargers travel to play Swillington hoping to inflict some revenge after losing the reverse fixture earlier in the year.
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”.