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Former players gather as Shaw Cross launch anniversary book

FORMER players joined current members and guests as Shaw Cross Sharks launched their 70th anniversary book last Sunday.

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Keegan Hirst will return to Mount Pleasant when Batley Bulldogs take on Wakefield Trinity in a pre-season friendly on January 14.

Farrell signs loan deal with Bulldogs

BATLEY BULLDOGS have strengthened their squad with the addition of young half-back Izaac Farrell on a season long loan deal from Super League side Huddersfield Giants.

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Bulldogs announce kit launch date

Bulldogs announce kit launch date

BATLEY BULLDOGS will launch their 2018 playing kit next Friday (November 24) in Ron’s Lounge at Mount Pleasant from 7.30pm.

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Sharks’ anniversary book launch

Sharks’ anniversary book launch

SHaw Cross Sharks will launch a book to commemorate the club’s 70th anniversary this Sunday (November 12) at 1pm.

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Birstall Victoria Under-15s have won the Yorkshire Youth League Division Three title.

League title delight for Birstall Vic U15s

Birstall Victoria U15s were crowned Yorkshire Junior League Division Three champions after winning their final game of the season 42-6 against Hull rivals Cottingham Tigers.

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Dewsbury-born back rower Alex Walmsley made his England debut against Lebanon in Sydney last Saturday. Picture : NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

Walmsley’s pride in England debut

Dewsbury star Alex Walmsley has spoken of his honour and pride in making his England debut during last Saturday’s World Cup victory over Lebanon in Sydney.

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Batley Bulldogs head coach Matt Diskin will address supprters at a social get together on Thursday, November 17 at Mount Pleasant.

Diskin to speak at Bulldogs fans meeting

BATLEY BULLDOGS coach Matt Diskin will address supporters at a social evening on Thursday November 16 in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge at Mount Pleasant (start 8pm).

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Batley Boys Under-12s

Batley Boys Under-12s round off trophy winning season with victory at Odsal

Batley Boys Under-12s, pictured right, rounded off their season in style with a 26-6 victory away to Odsal Sedbergh.

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Connor Bailey receives the Mick Sullivan award from daughter Michelle.

Connor wins prestigious Mick Sullivan accolade

Shaw Cross player Connor Bailey was the recipient of the prestigious Mick Sullivan Award for sporting achievement last Saturday.

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Kevin Nicholas welcomes John Kear as the Bulldogs head coach at a press conference in September 2011.

Nicholas celebrates magnificent 20 years as chairman of Bulldogs

Kevin Nicholas will celebrate 20 years as chairman of Batley Bulldogs tomorrow (Friday).

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Bulldogs fans now enjoy excellent facilities after improvements at Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant developments leave lasting legacy to duo’s reign

Over the two decades during the reign of Kevin Nicholas and fellow director Andy Winner, Batley’s Mount Pleasant ground has changed significantly.

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Beverley Nicholas came up with the idea of Batley running a Pink Weekend and the Bulldogs have now raised �51,000 in four years in aid of breast cancer charities.

Club’s charity fundraising tops £51,000 after terrific effort by Bulldogs family

Batley Bulldogs pride themselves on being a family club and one aspect which often goes under the radar is their fundraising efforts.

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Bulldogs community workers Sharaz Ajmal and Jon Humpleby

Lottery boost for Bulldogs community projects

Batley Bulldogs have introduced two part-time community engagement officers thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Bulldogs begin new season with three away fixtures

Bulldogs begin new season with three away fixtures

Batley Bulldogs will begin the 2018 Kingstone Press Championship season with three consecutive away games.

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Yorkshire's Sam Burgess could miss rest of Rugby League World Cup with injury

Yorkshire's Sam Burgess could miss rest of Rugby League World Cup with injury

Dewsbury-born England international Sam Burgess could miss the rest of the Rugby League World Cup after sustaining an injury in the opening game.
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Former Batley Bulldogs player Alex Walmsley will make his England debut in tomorrows World Cup opener against Australia in Melbourne.

Walmsley focused on England debut

Alex Walmsley is set to make his England debut tomorrow less than five years after taking his bow in the professional ranks with Batley Bulldogs.

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Dewsbury Moor celebrate winning promotion following last Saturdays dramatic play-off win over Woolston. Pictures: Paul Butterfield.

Culmination of hard work sees Dewsbury Moor promoted

Dewsbury Moor secured promotion to National Conference Division Two on Saturday as they edged out Woolston 16-10 in a cracking play-off final at Heckmondwike Road.

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Tom Hemingway

Hemingway returns to Bulldogs

BATLEY BULLDOGS have confirmed that hooker or half-back Tom Hemingway will return to the club in 2018.

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Thornhill Trojans Warriors Under-12s celebrate winning the Division Three title last Sunday.

Trojans Warriors Under-12s clinch Division Three title in impressive fashion

Thornhill Trojans Warriors Under-12s clinched the Yorkshire Youth League Division Three title in style last Sunday as they defeated rivals nearest challengers Eastmoor Dragons 28-14.

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Former Batley Bulldogs star Alex Walmsley could be in line to make his England debut in next Fridays opening game against Australia.

Walmsley chases World Cup glory

Former Batley Bulldogs star Alex Walmsley is aiming to help England to World Cup glory when the competition starts next Friday.

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