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Wolf Hunt celebrate move with rugby league heritage day

Posted onPosted on 10th Apr
Wolf Hunt celebrate move with rugby league heritage day

Sherwood Wolf Hunt RLFC, who have moved from the Lords Ground to play at Debdale Sport and Recreational Club, will hold a North Nottinghamshire Rugby League Heritage Day involving eight teams from five former local clubs and teams from Manchester.

It will take place at Debdale on Sunday, 26th April from 1pm.

Club captain Adam Bates, a founder of the Wolf Hunt, has organised the day in conjunction with Euro Tag, a growing phenomenon in the rugby league world.

Adam explained: “We are in our second season and have moved here to Debdale Sport Club, so we thought it would be good to get everyone in the are, associated with rugby league as a new start for our great sport.

“We have teams from Mansfield Marksman, Garibaldi, Mansfield Storm, Shirebrook and a few from elsewhere. The aim is to pull all these keen rugby league supporters together, so we can build on the great league heritage in the North Notts area.”

The club see the heritage of rugby league in the area as an important part of their development. The area has at different times had up to ten clubs in Nottinghamshire, most in former pit villages and indeed it is apt that the club now play on the former Sherwood Pit Recreation ground at Debdale.

“The club have several former miners and players involved. Brian Moore, former miner, Garabaldi and Mansfield Storm player, is looking forward to the Heritage event.

He said: “I think it’s an excellent event, it gets all the older lads together watching and playing a game they love. The Wolf Hunt are doing really well and this event can only help. Everyone should get up on the day and bring their boots. It will be lots of fun and bring back great memories of our rich heritage in rugby league.”

The event will involve a round robin of Euro Touch rugby league competition. Anyone who wants to play in the touch games is welcome, please contact the club.

The day will involve a presentation of memorabilia from North Notts rugby league history, memorabilia from both partner club Leeds Rhinos and the closest professional clu,b Sheffield Eagles, as well as stories and articles from the past.

The day will be a family friendly event with a bouncy castle, face painting and a junior couching session for all ages. Families are invited to get involved in this exciting event linking the past, present and future of rugby league in North Notts.

The Wolf Hunt who have made the bold move up to the Midlands Premier League in only their second year, start their league season on the 2nd May away at Nottingham Outlaws and will then play Buxton Bulls at Debdale on the 9th May.