MIRFIELD STAGS are making their return to the amateur rugby league scene after two years away.
The club has been re-launched following the closure of the previous set-up and will enter the Pennine League structure this winter.
Former international referee Richard Silverwood has been appointed head coach following a successful spell in charge of the previous club, while Kryss Tominay and Lance Hamilton will serve as assistant coaches.
Current and former Super League stars Shaun Lunt and Chev Walker will provide support at selected training sessions, while a healthy contingent of local players signed for the club at a launch evening held this week.
The Stags will once again play on the field behind Mirfield Free Grammar on Slipper Lane, which features perimeter fencing and recently-erected posts.
The ground will be known as Hillrich Park for the 2019-20 season following the agreement of a sponsorship deal with Hillrich Care.
The club will be based at the nearby Shoulder of Mutton pub, who will also serve as a sponsor, and use changing facilities at Mirfield Free Grammar Sports Centre.
The YGH Group (Yorkshire Grab Hire) will back the club as principal sponsor, alongside a host of other local companies who have pledged their support.
The team will hold its first training session on Wednesday (July 31) on the 4G pitches opposite Mirfield Free Grammar.
Interested players and sponsors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mirfieldstagsrl.com.