Heavy Woollen U23s face pre-tour friendly

Heavy Woollen U23s face pre-tour friendly

THE Heavy Woollen Under 23s team will take part in a pre-tour friendly this Sunday (February 10) to help raise awareness of the Moonlight Trust.

The team will compete against BARA (British Asian Rugby League), with the teams competing for the Moonlight Trophy. The match will take place at Dewsbury Moor with a 12noon kick-off.

Later in the afternoon, there is a casino night fundraiser for the team’s Athens tour at Dewsbury Moor Club, starting at 4.30pm. Tickets are available from any of the squad or at the club.

There is also a race night fundraiser at the Crown Hotel, Leeds Road on February 16, starting at 7pm.

The U23 squad are heading to Greece next month, where they will play an Athens Select team on March 15.

The Heavy Woollen ARL would like to thank tour sponsors Clarke Rothwell at CR Central Heating & Gas services, Priestley’s Sports Bar in Birstall, and AVC Digital Ltd.

• THE DRAWS have been for the 2019 Jim Brown and John Kane Heavy Woollen Cups.

Thornhill Trojans claimed both of the open age trophies last season, with Dewsbury Moor the runners-up in both finals.

The Trojans first team will begin in the preliminary round of the Jim Brown Cup, hosting Shaw Cross Sharks.

The winners of that tie will face Dewsbury Moor in the semi-finals, with Batley Boys and Dewsbury Celtic meeting in the other last-four match.

Thornhill’s ‘A’ team will start their defence in the preliminary round as well, travelling to Birstall Victoria while Ossett Trinity welcome Dewsbury Moor ‘A’.

Dewsbury Celtic ‘A’ and Batley Boys have both been handed byes to the semi-finals.

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