June Newsletter

Update from Chairman – David Durbin
One swallow does not make a summer but a win is a win! The Doncaster game
shows what can be done after an excellent all round performance by the team
and certainly something to build on. The Leeds lads who came in due to our
appalling injury situation did us proud so let’s hope we can keep them for a
while! The loss to Toulouse however shows how much more needs to be done
despite a gallant second half performance. Defence Defence Defence !!
After our donation of kit to the Panthers LDRL team I’m also pleased to announce that your Trust
has sponsored two Panthers wheelchair team players for their season, these being Rob Hawkins and
Tom Martin. If you have never been to see them play I would suggest you get to the Sedbergh
Leisure Centre (BD12 0HQ) on Sunday 16th June at 2:30pm. You will be in for a treat!
I would like now to put an appeal for any pre-loved merchandise that you wish to donate to us as
we are extremely low on stock as we continue to raise for the Squadbuilder fund. We also are
holding a raffle this season with some great prizes including these include two nights at the
magnificent Bowers Mill Aparthotel in a luxury suite, a match day experience at the club, afternoon
tea at Harvey’s, and many more wonderful prizes. Tickets are available at all our home games
costing only £1 each or a book for £5. If you feel able to sell some for us that would be greatly

Panthers Wheelchair team update from player Tom Martin
We’re gearing up for our first match against the Leeds Rhinos on
June 16th, 2024.
Our athletes have been training hard in the pre-season, focusing on both
skills and teamwork. Coach Wayne Boardman has been guiding the team
through strategic plays and rigorous conditioning to prepare for this
This match is a chance to test ourselves and develop our skills through valuable experience. The
players have been pushing their limits, and we believe this hard work will pay off. We look forward
putting our efforts to the test against the Rhinos.

Our current balance is – £2535
Thank you as always for your support


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