April Newsletter

Dear Trust member,


Due to the Easter break there won’t be the usual newsletter but please see below a message from our chairman, Dave Durbin:


What a game for the neutral ,a great vocal crowd despite the poor conditions made for a fascinating game. We came so near yet so far. Too many penalties and not quite clicking in all departments yet as we lose to our local rivals the Bulls. Not any easy one to take. So, it’s onwards and upwards  as we take on the York City Knights this Sunday and hopefully get that win to spur us on


A healthy crowd again at the game which also helps with our fundraising for the club and of course it was good to see our Ambassador John Bentley, as well as Brian Noble, Tony Anderson, Karl Harrison and Jon Hamer at the game too. The fundraising as you know takes various forms and we have a market stall in town on Saturday 13th May, so if you have any bric a brac items you feel able to donate we are happy to collect them or alternatively you can bring them down on match days. As spring is here it’s an ideal time for that clear out! Memberships and our monthly quiz on the last Wednesday of the month at the Ivy House courtesy of Pete Mac is another way we hope you feel able to support .


The IMG piece is of course eagerly awaited as the Clubs vote for it on the 19th of this month. While in principle it should be correct that all clubs have a sound financial base there are several other area,s that need reviewing namely that of promotion and relegation a fundamental in any sport which has league’s. I guess all will be revealed shortly and let’s hope that some of the concerns have been addressed.


May we also congratulate the Panthers wheelchair team who had a resounding 122-2 win over Warrington on Sunday! We wish them lots of luck at their ‘Magic Weekend’ in Birmingham where they will be playing Wigan, kicking off at 4pm Saturday 15 April (this is being broadcast live on The Sportsman channel on Youtube).


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