Batley Boys have made club history after being entered into the Challenge Cup for the first time ever.
The Boys have completed their last two regular seasons unbeaten in the Yorkshire Men’s League and their exploits have been rewarded with a spot in next year’s Challenge Cup.
Batley chairman Ian Godfrey has been involved with the club for over 30 years and is delighted to see the team earn a place in one of rugby league’s oldest competitions.
“It is the first time we have ever been entered into the Challenge Cup and it is brilliant,” said Godfrey.
“I have been involved here for over 30 years and it is a great achievement for the club.
“I have worked with the open age side before and they have very good coaches.”
The first round ties will be played on the weekend of January 28/29 but the Boys will need to wait to find out their opponents as the draw is not due to take place until the beginning of January.
Meanwhile, Batley Boys stand-off Adam Bingham has been selected as part of the Yorkshire Men’s League squad that will travel on a tour of Serbia.