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David Seeds takes charge as Coach

Oct 2010



The club’s all-time top try-scorer David Seeds has taken charge as Haven's new coach.

The Big Fixture
Cumbria 18 England 18



Brocklebank touchdown captured on camera by Mal Walker

Cumbria v England in the Garry Purdham Memorial game was huge crowd pull in Whitehaven on 3rd October, 2010. . Click here to go to the Garry Purdham memorial site .

Taxman suspends claim
A new Whitehaven Rugby League Club was launched last night (October 1)after the threat of a winding up petition over a £64,000 tax bill was removed. The HM Revenue & Customs petition was suspended yesterday in a Manchester court and the old Whitehaven club, formed in 1948, went in to administration. This paved the way for a three-man consortium led by American businessman Dick Raaz to launch a new club, Whitehaven 2010, to play in Championship One next season. Jeremy Woodside and Ben Barrett of RSM Tenon were appointed as Haven’s joint administrators by the High Court, Manchester District Registry.

Whitehaven will start next season on minus-nine points as a penalty for going in to administration. However the RFL has accepted the new club 'Whitehaven 2010', into the fold. Red Hall’s decision has removed the last major obstacle to the club coming out of administration.

There is a proposal from a consortium headed by former chairman Dick Raaz to take over the club. The American businessman and fellow consortium member Michael Wood met Red Hall officials in Leeds last week to outline their plans. And an application to the RFL to have the new club accepted as a member has now been submitted. Haven need to be out of administration to host the Garry Purdham memorial game, when Cumbria face England, in front of an anticipated four-figure crowd on October 3. The only consolation for Haven has been the reserves emphatic 46-12 Grand Final win over Featherstone Rovers

Whitehaven Rugby League club went into administration to stave off a winding up order over a £64,000 tax bill. HM Revenue & Customs is demanding payment in full and the club, with debts of around £250,000, cannot afford to pay, the club’s AGM heard on Thursday, August 26. It looks likely Copeland Council may have to lose £125,000 over the debacle.

But shareholders were told of a potential rescue deal with chairman Dick Raaz and directors Ralph Calvin and Michael Wood preparing to form a consortium to bid for the club. Raaz claimed that the club could continue to operate in administration. Meanwhile Supporters started a campaign to offer their own bid option, but News and Star reported any such supporters’ trust will not bid to buy Whitehaven and is instead to throw its weight behind chairman’s Dick Raaz’s consortium.

Last Game of the Season
August 22 2010
Haven 26 Batley 12
Haven tries from McAvoy, Amor,Hamzat, Miller and Crellin. Dan Skee kicked three goals

Haven: D.Barker, L.Hamzat,A.Thornley,S.Ackerley, J.Rossi, D Miller, S.McAvoy, G.Mattinson, S Miller, S Fox, H.Hill,D. Skee, L.Joe; . Subs: C.Smith, K.Amor, B.Crellin, K.Wilton.


Keighley 28 (4 - 28) 29 Whitehaven
August 15 2010

Haven Tries: Hamzat, Skee, Miller, Ackerley, Miller ; Drop-goals: Barker; Goals:
Skee 4.
Keighley: Tries: Baines 2, Cartledge, Duffy, Hutchinson. Goals:
Jones 4

Seven Steps campaign helped by Haven


A new drive to help protect children from the effects of secondhand smoke launched in Cumbria on the 14th of August in Whitehaven. Busy Whitehaven Market, already a hub of activity really got busy when three hundred people dropped by as part of their cruise on 'The World', also known as a 'sailing country'. With giant musical steps, Take 7 Steps Out mascot StepaRoo and Pride the Lion entertaining the children, Smokefree North West were able to give parents some helpful information about how to make homes smokefree. While many people have already started to Take 7 Steps Out there are still many more smoking either in one room with the window open or by an open door. The roadshow campaign urges parents to Take 7 Steps Out of their homes to help protect their children from immediate and lifelong damage to their lives and health such as triggering asthma attacks, hearing impairments and cot death.

Smokefree North West thank the Whitehaven Rugby Club for their support.

Haven 10 Dewsbury Rams 48
August 8 2010

Rams romp past Haven Dewsbury celebrated their survival with an eight-try rout of relegated Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground. Keegan Hirst and Dominic Brambani both scores two tries in a 48-10 victory while Pat Walker kicked six goals. The defeat was a 13th successive for the the Cumbrians. Just over 500 witnessed Whitehaven’s latest reversal, although they did see a spirited effort by Haven for the most part.

Haven tries Skee and Mattinson. Skee kicked the goal.
Hurst (2), Brambani (2), Craven, Spicer Robinson and Buchanan for the visitors. Walker kicked 8 goals for Rams.
Squad: Haven Loz Hamzat, Tyrone Dalton, Amdrew Thornley, Marc Shackley, Jay Rosal, Dexter Miller, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy, Graeme Mattonson, Howard Hill, Spencer Miller, Dylan Skee, Leroy Joe; Danny Bower, Brad Crellin, Kurt Wilton and Steve Fox.

Fans Frustration at Recre
June 25 2010

Haven 0...Featherstone 48

Tries from Hardaker (2), Finn, Dickens, Smeaton(2), Briggs, Kain, Tonks, Hardman.

Haven
Loz Hamzat, Tyrone Dalton, Danny Backer, Craig Benson, Dexter Miller, Derry Eilbeck, Paul Johnson, Scott MCAvoy, Kyle Amor, Graeme Mattinson, Spencer Miller, Howard Hill, Dylan Skee; Kurt Wilton, Danny Bower, Andrew Thornley, Leroy Joe.
Rovers: Kyle Briggs, Sam Smeaton, Zak Hardaker, Jake Hardman, Dwaine Straugheir, John Grayson, Liam Welham, Antony Tonks, Stuart Dickens, Ben Kaye, Tim Spears, Matty Dale; Andy Kain, Jamie Field, Dane Manning, Ross Divorty.

Halifax 66 - 16 Whitehaven
July 11 2010
Tries for Haven by Rossi, Mattinson and Bower tries/Rudd two goals

Whitehaven:K.Wilton, J,Rossi,L.Hamzat,T.Dalton, D.Eilbeck,P.Johnson,S.McAvoy, R.Jackson,C.Rudd, K.Amor, G.Mattinson,H.Hill,L.Joe; D.Bower,A.Thornley,C.Smith, K.Bibb.

Halifax; S.Royston,D.Nash, R.Worrincy,A.Bowman, L.Branighan,R.Beswick,N.Cherryholme, L.Patterson,J.Goddard,G.Holroyd,D.Maloney,D.Wrench,D.Larder; S.Barlow,B.Black,F.Watene,S.Bannister

Widnes Vikings thrashed Haven 40-4
In front of Sky cameras on Thursday, July 1 2010.
Match report on Getnoticedonline Pic by Mal Walker
PIC: Mal Walker
Haven: Eilbeck, Hamzat, R Jackson, McAvoy, Calvert, Rudd, Joe, Amor, Mattinson, Johnson, Hill, D Miller, Barker. Subs (all used): Smith, Thornley, Bibb, Bower.

Widnes: Flynn, Gardner, Grady, Haggerty, Varkulis, Thackeray, Coyle, Heckenberg, Smith, Gannon, Doran, Allen, Gerard. Subs (all used): Kavanagh, Houghton, Netherton, Craven.

Attendance: 1,518

Referee: Rob Hicks

 

Toulouse 34 (12-12) Whitehaven 12:

Haven: Tony, Calvert, R Jackson, McAvoy, Eilbeck, Rudd, Skee, Johnson, Mattinson, Thornley, D Miller, Hill, Barker. Subs: Joe, Bibb, Amor, Wilton.

Tries: Calvert, Barker; Goals: Rudd 2/3

Toulouse: Bromley, Mendes Varela, Planas, Ormeno, Payan, Houlès, N Wynn, Griffi, Mitchell, T Wynn, Tisseyre, Maria, Anselme. Subs: Mencarini, Larroyer, Gigord, Pelo.

Tries: Bromley (2), N Wynn, Mitchell, Anselme, Pelo; Goals: N Wynn 5/7

Referee: Tim Roby

Attendance: 1,071

Sheffield Win

Sombre tributes as doves of peace released before the game in honour of Garry Purdham, victim of the Cumbrian killer.

Haven 14 (4-0) 24 Sheffield
Eilbeck try....try Peter Green ..tries.Yere (2) ..Calvert tries(2) ..Cook converted try.Lindsey try ..14-24
Teams for the Challenge Cup match (June 13 2010)
Haven: Andrew Thornley, Danny Barker, Dexter Miller, Josh Veivers, Motu Tony, Craig Calvert, Derry Eilbeck, Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd, Graeme Mattinson, Spence Miller, Kyle Bibb, Leroy Joe subs
Marc Jackson, Kurt Wilton, Carl Sice, Howard Hill.
Sheffield: C.Cook, T.Exton, M.Yere,T.Bergin, D.McDonald, T.Ropati, J.Mossop, R.Hepworth, M.Taulapapa, B.Lindsay, M.Brooks, M.Stringer, M.Burnett: G.Corcoran, P.Green, M.Haley and J.Hirst.

Barrow 30(6-0) 0 Whitehaven
June 8 2010
Haven: Veivers, Eilbeck, R Jackson, Tony, Calvert, Rudd, Skee, Amor, Mattinson, Thornley, S Miller, Hill, Joe. Subs: Ford, Barker, C Smith, Wilton.
Barrow: Broadbent, Ballard, Catic, Harrison, Bauer, Rooney, Campbell, McDermott, Roberts, Mossop, Knowles, Ostler, Luisi. Subs: Bracek, Young, Noone, Fletcher.

Tries: Ballard, McDermott, Rooney, Ostler, Bracek. Goals: Rooney 5.

Attendance: 1,920.

Referee: Rob Hicks.

New Signing
But Fans fear Relegation


Pic by Mal Walker

WHITEHAVEN have unveiled two new signings as they attempt to shore-up an injury-ravaged side.

A Samoan, who has represented New Zealand, was paraded at the Recreation Ground this afternoon while a young forward from St. Helens will join tonight’s training session. Motu Tony, 28, (pictured) is a New Zealand international full-back who can also play centre, wing or stand-off and who most recently has been playing rugby union in England for Hull RUFC.

Glimmer of Hope...Dashed by Disputed Try

Whitehaven 8( 8-6 ) Leigh 12

Haven players had their best performance of the season, and feel they have been denied a vital win by an official’s error. Haven were leading narrowly 8-6 when Kiwi star Robbie Paul scored a converted try for Leigh and home coach Ged Stokes claimed the visitors had 14 players on the field in the build-up to the score. “We lost the ball that led to a scrum that led to the winning try for Leigh – and they had 14 men on the field,” claimed Stokes. Former Whitehaven scrum-half John Duffy was the 14th man involved and the confusion arose because the fourth official was not notified correctly that he was joining the game. Duffy was involved in the tackle that prompted the scrum that led to Paul’s decisive score. Duffy was red-carded when match commissioner Jackie Beech managed to communicate with referee Craig Halloran and explain what had gone on. Stokes had been the one who alerted the match commissioner. Leigh coach Ian Millward saw it differently – “There is just no question that we cheated. It didn’t happen like that. It was quite bizarre but the player was coming off the field and not involved in the play.”
Haven went behind on six minutes. Martyn Ridyardscored the opening try which Mick Nanyn. Another former Haven favourite, converted.On 19 minutes Haven reduced he deficit. The impressive prop, loanee Paul Johnson swept onto Carl Rudd’s pass and surged through Stuart Donlan’s tackle to score. Rudd couldn’t convert. But Rudd did find his range to kick two penalties before half-time and sent the Cumbrians into the break 8-6 to the good. The only score of the second half was the controversial one on the hour when Paul went over and Nanyn added the conversion.After reviewing a DVD of the incident, in which John Duffy returned to the field a couple of seconds before the player he was replacing, Dave McConnell left the pitch, the RFL Match Review panel ruled no further action was required.Duffy was subsequently dismissed by referee Craig Halloran, following an intervention by the fourth official. The referee then allowed McConnell return to the pitch. The Match Review Panel ruled that sending-off was sufficient punishment for Duffy.

Haven: Veivers, Eilbeck, R. Jackson, Tony, Calvert, Rudd, Skee, Thornley, Mattinson, Johnson, S. Miller, Hill, Joe. Subs (all used) Smith, Amor, Shackley, Barker.
Referee: Craig Halloran

Crowd: 1,161

Batley Hammer Haven as Slide Continues

Coach Ged Stokes was quizzed for around 10 minutes by dejected fans after struggling Whitehaven were hammered 54-6 at Batley yesterday.(May16 2010) The coach took time to speak to around 40 travelling fans gathered behind the sticks at one end of Mount Pleasant. They had seen their under-strength team ripped apart by the rampant Bulldogs and wanted to know why Haven had slumped so dramatically this term.

May 9 2010
Whitehaven 12 Keighley 22
Tries...Veivers, Wilton, Goals: Rudd (2)..gate just 900

Whitehaven:Josh Veivers, Derry Eilbeck, Craig Calvert, Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd, Leroy Joe, Spencer Miller, Graeme Mattinson, Kyle Amor, Danny Barker, Tom Phillip ,Kurt Wilton, Andrew Thornley, Reece Fox, Howard Hill, Carl Sice, Marc Jackson.

Whitehaven sees the departure of general manager Nigel Beaty.

Beaty left Whitehaven at the end of April 2010 as a cost cutting measure, while Whitehaven have also agreed to release two players – Gary McDonald and Mick Govin. The official club statement, issued by chairman Dick Raaz, said: “The board of directors are sad to announce that general manager, Nigel Beaty will be leaving the club. Nigel’s last day will be Friday, 30th April 2010. “The financial situation at the club is no secret. The directors and staff have worked tirelessly to maximise income opportunities; develop the team and facilities, improve the overall sporting experience at the Recreation Ground and service the legacy debts. “Unfortunately our appalling start to the season and early exit from both the Northern Rail Cup and the Challenge Trophy has severely impacted our cash flow and we must “cut our cloth” accordingly.

Onwards and Downwards?

Blackpool 64 Haven 24
Alex Rowe scored a hat-trick as Sheffield leapfrogged Whitehaven with a 64-24 thrashing of the Cumbrian side at Bramall Lane.
Tangi Ropati added 16 points with two tries and four goals and Craig Cook also crossed twice. There were further tries for Menzie Yere, Alex Szostak, Matty Brooks, Aaron Groom and Ashley Thackeray. Craig Calvert scored two of Whitehaven's four in reply.

Haven tries by Marc Jackson, Craig Calvert (2) and Rob Jackson . Rudd kicking four goals.
Eagfles tries Yere, Szostak, Brooks, Roe (3) Ropati (2) Groom , Cook (2)Thackeray.
Goal kickers Ropati and Lindsay.

Haven squad:A.Thackery, D.Barker,M.Derby,J.Veivers, D.Eilbeck, C.Calvert, R.Jackson, C.Rudd, K.Amor, D.Skee, S.Miller, Leroy Joe, G.Mattinson; C.Smith, M.Jakcson, H.Hill, R.Fox.

Wasted trip to the Seaside..while Stevo and Barrow celebrate

Blackpool 24- Haven 18
Challenge Cup 18 April 2010
Tries from Rudd, Dex Miller and Tom Phillip. Rudd kicked three goalds.
Squad: C.Benson, T.Phillip, D.Miller, D.Barker, S.Dawes, C.Calvert, R.Jackson, C.Rudd, M.Jackson, K.Amor, H.Hill, L.Joe, G.Mattinson; M.Darby, S.Miller, A. Thornley,C.Sice.
Blackpool: J.Leather, D.Llewelyn, C.Forber, N.Holland, A.Hodson, D.Halliwell, K.Haggerty, D.Munroe, J. Clough, M.Ainscough, P.Ballard,M.McCully, T.Hemingway;M.Keavney, K. Ratcliffe, P.Anderson,P.Alcock.
In contrast....some can celebrate....Barrow Raiders savours 'magic' upset
Barrow Raiders head coach Steve McCormack hailed his players after their incredible 34-28 victory against Castleford Tigers at the Jungle, admitting the upset has put a bit of magic back in the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

The reigning champions of the Co-operative Championship fought back from 28-12 down to become the first lower-league club to beat a Super League side in the Cup since 2006, and only the third in the Super League era to do so away from home, setting up a home fifth-round tie with Co-operative Championship One side Hunslet Hawks.

"Of course it puts a bit of magic back in the cup," said McCormack after the game. "We definitely thought, without being over-confident, that we could come here and win." He added: "I think a lot of times you come to a Super League club just expecting a nice day out, but we expected ourselves to do well. "Sometimes you don't put any pressure on teams, but I put quite a lot of pressure on the players to come here and win this week, and they've done that. "The Challenge Cup is the best cup competition in the world and I think shocks very rarely happen now with the difference in salary caps and money spent, so we're very proud that we've achieved something which doesn't normally happen."

An Away Win at Last!

Dewsbury 12 - 20 Haven
Tries Thornely, Rudd and Mattinson. Rudd goals (4)
Haven:Vievers, D.Eilbeck,Calvert, R.Jackson, Stefan Marsh, Carl Rudd, Marc Jackson, Kyle Amor, Dyland Skee, Spence Miller, Reece Fox, Leroy Joe, Graeme Mattinson; Danny Barker, Marc Shakley, Andrew Thornley, Carl Sice.

Dewsbury;A.Faals, S.Turner, S.Sanderson, T.Wandless, A. England, M.Emmett, K. Hurst, J. James Lockwood, P. Walker, Lingard, B. Powell, A. Bostock, D.Brambani;L. Stenchiuon, A. Robinson, A.Moody, L. Blake

Easter Monday

Widnes 48 Whitehaven 18
Whitehaven’s dire start to the season continued as Widnes ran in nine tries to condemn the Cumbrians to a third consecutive heavy league defeat on the road.
Haven: Mort, Eilbeck, R Jackson, S Fox, Calvert, Govin, McNally, Farrer, Sice, Amor, R Fox, Gorski, Mattinson. Subs: Thornley, Joe, Shackley, Dawes. Tries: Joe, Mort, Dawes; Goals: McNally 2, Govin 1

Vikings: Ford, Flynn, Kohe Love, Grady, Gardner, Gerrard, Thackeray, Davies, Smith, Gannon, Varkulis, Strong, Doran. Subs: Kavanagh, Yates, Hulme, Thompson

Tries: Thackeray, Ford, Doran, Gerrard, Kohe Love, Gardner, Hulme, Grady, Flynn; Goals: Grady 6

Attendance: 3,033

Referee: Jamie Leahy

Pelican Blues even with Gregg on Start Sheet
Featherstone 54-18 Haven
Haven tries: Reece Fox, Derry Eilbeck, Carl Sice. Rudd kicked 3 goals.
For Feathers: tries from Dickens, Parker(3), Welham (2), Briggs (3) Finn, Goals from Briggs (7)
Haven squad:Ian Mott, Stephen Davies, Scott McAvoy, Derry Eilbeck, Gregg McNally, Graeme Mattinson, Reece Fox, Steven Fox, Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd, Leroy Joe, Howard Hill, Andrew Thornley; Carl Sice, Ryan McDonald, Andy Gorski, Mick Govin.
Gate 1,550

Haven 34-Toulouse 20
Tries from Carl Sice (2), D.Skee, C.Rudd, R.Fox and I.Mort. Rudd kicked 5 goals. French tries from R.Bromley, A.Maria, B.Ormerno and S. Planas.N.Wynn was their kicker.
Teamsheet: Mort, Dawes,D Miller,Calvert,Mattinson,Amor
Rob Jackson,Carl Rudd,Dylan Skee,Spencer Miller,Howard Hill,Marc Jackson,Mick Govin

On the bench (but why is Sice always kept waiting?):Carl Sice,Reece Fox,Richard Farrar.Andrew Thornley

Attendance 1,181.


Leigh 44...Haven 12

Town 22 (6-4) 14 Haven Tries from Mattinson and Calvert

Widnes 36 Swinton 12
Workington 22 Whitehaven 14
Just two games survived the weather on the fourth weekend of the Northern Rail Cup. Holders Widnes completed the group stage unbeaten with a routine 36-12 win over Swinton in wintry conditions at Park Lane.

The Vikings fell behind to an early try but hit back through Matt Gardner and Shane Grady. The Lions, to their credit, made a game of it in the first half, but a moment of opportunism by winger Shaun Ainscough near half time gave Widnes the breathing space they needed.

Paul Cullen's side put in a professional performance in blizzard-like conditions in the second half to keep out their Championship 1 opponents, while adding 16 more points themselves, the pick of the bunch a well taken Mark Smith try after a powerful break by prop Gareth Haggerty.

Whitehaven ended a disappointing Northern Rail Cup campaign with a surprise defeat at local rivals Workington. Town led 4-0 after a tight first half, through two penalties, but a Graeme Mattinson score put Whitehaven in front at the break. But in a topsy turvy second half, Workington came out on top in a miserable return to Derwent Park for Haven's former Town boss Ged Stokes. After the game, Stokes played down his disappointment, saying: "I thought that the defensive effort of our forward pack was outstanding."

The postponed games today mean that the qualifiers for the quarter finals remain uncertain, with only Widnes confirmed in the final eight so far.

Whitehaven 54 Doncaster 10
Valentines Day 2010

Tries: Derry Eilbeck(3), Spence Miller (2), Reece Fox, Craig Benson, Richard Farrer, Craig Calvert, Kyle Amor.
Goals Dylan Skee(6) Marc Jackson.
For Doncaster: Grant Edwards and Scott Wilson with a conversion by Craig Fawcett.
Gate was 800

Haven 26- Batley 34
Evening fixture February 10 2010
Haven try scorers; Dylan Skee, Andrew Thornley, Rob Jackson (2) and Derry Eilbeck. Rudd kicked 3 goals. Tries for the visitors from Campbell, (2), Handforth (2) and Moore. Moore kicking 7 goals. Gate of 880.
Reported that Leroy Joe suffered ankle break in the game.

Keighley 17-Haven 16
Tries for Haven: Mattinson, Calvert and Spence Miller. Rudd kicked 2 goals.
For Keighley tries by Haythornthwaite, Belcher and Danny Jones kicked
three goals and a drop goal.

Leeds get Second Half Traction
Whitehaven 22-30 Leeds

Haven dominated the first half, but an error allowed our visitors to grab the momentum in the second half. Two tries from Michael Coady and a fine display from Paul McShane saw the Rhinos fight back . Man of the Match was Marc Jackson. The gate of 2,250 a big help to the coffers and fans were delighted with the Saturday night meet the Rhino first team stars. Haven tries from Rudd, Rob Jackson (2) and Craig Calvert. Rudd kicked the conversions. Craig Benson had an excellent game.
The night before over 200 guests joined the team and coaching staff along with Whitehaven coach Ged Stokes at the dinner with an auction and raffle raising funds to help Whitehaven with their plans for the new season and they long term dream of earning a place in Super League.
Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield said he and his team mates were made to feel like superstars on their visit to Whitehaven.
1. Craig Benson
2. Derry Eilbeck
3. Robb Jackson
4. John Patrick
5. Craig Calvert
6. Carl Rudd
7. Mick Govan
8. Matt Jackson
9. Leroy Joe
10. David Ford
11. Spencer Miller
12. Howard Hill
13. Andy Thornley
14. Dylan Skee
15. Reece Fox
19. Dexter Miller
21. Chris Smith
22. Richard Farrar
24. Ryan McDonald
Carl Sice
Matt Tunstall

Pic:Leeds Rhinos.Pitts, Amor and Coady.
Leeds Rhinos Lineup
1. Tom Bush
2. Jamel Chisholm
3. Michael Coady
4. Kallum Watkins
5. James Cruickshanks
6. Jack Carvell
7. Tom Carroll
8. Luke Burgess
9. Paul McShane
10. Kyle Amor
11. Ian Kirke
12. Jay Pitts
13. Chris Clarkson
14. Luke Ambler
16. Liam Hood
17. Danny Bravo
18. Jared Stewart
19. Brad Singleton

Referee: Ian Smith

 

Howard Hill Testimonial shows
Future rising stars at Haven



Pic Mal Walker
Haven youngsters beat Oldham first team squad. 40-20 win over visiting Oldham, Weds January 20. With Howard as skipper the line up included Mark Watson, Stephen Fox (seen above) Danny Bower and Jay Rossi. Full report

The guys we could always rely on to get the job done!
Pic Mal Walker Tel 07739379831

Launch Night
Thur 28th January 2010

The 2010 launch night will be held at the newly refurbished JJ McKeown bar on Thursday 28th January 7pm start. The players and head coach Ged Stokes will be on hand to give their thoughts on the season ahead. Chairman Dick Raaz and the directors will update you on the clubs progress off the field. Player sponsorship - The evening will include the auction of player sponsorships for 2010.

GIANTS GAME
Whitehaven 22, Huddersfield Giants 24

Town beaten again in Derby game
Workington Town 6, Whitehaven 60

Sice on form
Pic Mal Walker Tel 07739379831
WHITEHAVEN easily retained the Ike Southward Memorial Trophy as the two Cumbrian rivals opened their pre-season campaign at Derwent Park on Dec27 2009.
It was the fourth time the trophy has been contested since the death of the former Workington and Great Britain star who ended his dazzling career with Whitehaven...

Town: Lebbon, Carter, Low, J. Finch, Backhouse, L. Finch, Kaighan, Dutton, King, Whitehead, Wilson, McKenna, Beattie. Subs (all used): Robinson, Pedley, Bragg, Hewitt, Burgess, Kaufman, Marshall, Frazer Whitehaven: Benson, Eilbeck, R. Jackson, Patrick, Calvert, Rudd, Govin, M. Jackson, Mattinson, McDonald, Thornley, Hill, Joe. Subs (all used): Smith, Skee, Radonavich, S. Fox, Sice, R. Fox, Miller, Ford, Tunstall, Farrer.

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Attendance: 1,333

2010 Squad

Squad numbers: 1 Craig Benson, 2 Craig Calvert, 3 Rob Jackson, 4 Scott McAvoy, 5 Derry Eilbeck, 6 Carl Rudd, 7 Leroy Joe, 8 Marc Jackson, 9 Graeme Mattinson, 10 David Ford, 11 Howard Hill, 12 Spencer Miller, 13 Mick Govin, 14 Dylan Skee, 15 Reece Fox, 16 Andy Gorski, 17 Andy Thornley, 18 John Patrick, 19 Dexter Miller, 20 Soni Radovanovic, 21 Chris Smith, 22 Richard Farrer, 23 Stephen Fox, 24 Ryan MacDonald.

 



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