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Dewsbury’s Stead targets wheelchair rugby success after Great Britain call

Dewsbury Paralympic athlete Jamie Stead has been selected to represent Team GB in the inaugural King Power Quad Nations Tournament.

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KBW boxer Mohammed Subhaan suffered a narrow defeat to Joe Tyres in the English Youth Championship semi-final at the Doncaster Dome last Saturday but the pair showed respect to each other following an enthralling bout.

Subhaan’s impressive journey ends with national semi defeat

KBW boxer Mohammed Subhaan bowed out at the semi-final stage of the England Youth National Championships in Doncaster last weekend, bringing to an end a terrific journey which had seen the Dewsbury man beat some quality opposition.

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Brandon Brearley, Harry Avis, Brandon Hanson and Ben Sutherland with Training Cave coaches Jack Sunderland, Chris Ineson and Steven Auty.

Birstall youngsters are boxing clever as Sutherland and Avis seal debut wins

The training Cave Boxing Gym, based in Birstall, competed at their first bouts when they took four youngsters to a show in Hull last Friday.

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Joel Farrell has served his suspension picked up at the end of last season and could be in line to feature against Barrow Raiders on Sunday.

Bulldogs targeting first home success

Batley Bulldogs will have a full strength squad to pick from when they welcome surprise package Barrow Raiders for their first home game of the Betfred Championship season on Sunday (kick off 3pm).

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Batley Boys ready for historic Challenge Cup clash

BATLEY BOYS will bid to create more history when they travel to Normanton Knights in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round on Saturday (kick off 2pm).]

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Dewsbury Moor Ladies stunned Stanningley with a superb second half display to reach the Women's Challenge Cup final.

Dewsbury Moor Ladies outclass Stanningley and reach cup final

Dewsbury Moor Ladies produced a superb display to record a 48-14 victory over much-fancied Stanningley in the Women’s League Challenge Cup last weekend.

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Late Sharks rally secures victory over rivals Celtic in Restall Trophy clash

Late Sharks rally secures victory over rivals Celtic in Restall Trophy clash

Shaw Cross Sharks lifted the Ben Restall Trophy after defeating Dewsbury Celtic 20-10.

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Michael Ward bagged a brace of tries as Batley Bulldogs overcame Swinton Lions to pick up their first win of the Betfred Championship season. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Bulldogs tame Lions to clinch first victory

Batley Bulldogs claimed their first Betfred Championship points of the season last Sunday as they overcame determined opponents Swinton Lions 48-28 at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium

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KBW's Mohammed Subhaan shows respect with Liverpool boxer Harry Kinsella following a cracking bout in the English Youth Championships pre-quarter-finals at the Leeds Irish Centre last Sunday.

Subhaan produces class display to reach English Championships

KBW boxer Mohammed Subhaan booked his place in the English Youth Championship finals this weekend with a thrilling victory over Harry Kinsella last Sunday.

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Chris Mordue has reached the last four Spen Winter Sweep qualifying finals.

Mordue victorious as Spen Winter Sweep moves towards trophy finals day

Birkenshaw’s Chris Mordue continued his superb form in the Spen Winter Sweep bowls qualifiers as he reached the final for the fourth consecutive week last Saturday

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Batley Boys confirm details of Challenge Cup tie at Normanton Knights

Batley Boys confirm details of Challenge Cup tie at Normanton Knights

BATLEY BOYS have been drawn away to Normanton Knights in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round.

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Matt Diskin's Batley Bulldogs will now take on Swinton Lions at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, in the Betfred Championship on Sunday.

Venue switched as Batley tackle Lions

Batley Bulldogs will travel to Salford Red Devils’ AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday after their Betfred Championship clash against Swinton was switched from the Lions’ usual home ground of Sale Rugby Club.

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Josh Whitehead tries to force his way through the RAF defence. Pictures: Paul Butterfield

History making Batley Boys seal thrilling Challenge Cup success

Batley Boys created history last Saturday as they reached the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round with a thrilling 13-12 golden point extra time victory over the Royal Air Force at Halifax Road.

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Shaw Cross Sharks bowed out of the Challenge Cup at Oulton.

Sharks coach Johnson take positives despite Oulton Challenge Cup defeat

Shaw Cross Sharks head coach Zach Johnson believes there were “more positives than negatives” to take out of their 24-10 Challenge Cup defeat at Oulton Raiders.

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Patched up Trojans see cup hopes ended on Pilkington trip

Patched up Trojans see cup hopes ended on Pilkington trip

Thornhill Trojans exited this season’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup despite a battling performance as they suffered a 16-0 defeat on a tough trip to Pilkington Recs.

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Simeon Torr ran in a hat-trick of tries in Hanging Heaton's impressive win over Hollinwood last Saturday.

Hanging Heaton maintain march towards Pennine League title with 11th win

Hanging Heaton racked up an 11th win from 12 games in Pennine League Division Two West as they returned from Hollinwood 54-10 victors.

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Alex Rowe grabbed Batley's try but it proved in vain as Leigh Centurions ran out 34-6 winners to seal their first Championship points of the season.

Centurions are too strong for brave Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs produced a determined display but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 34-6 defeat away to a powerful Leigh Centurions side in the Betfred Championship last Sunday.

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Spen Winter Sweep finalists Chris Mordue and Wayne Ditchfield

Ditchfield seals quick Spen Winter Sweep double

WAYNE Ditchfield completed a quickfire double at last Saturday’s Spen Winter Sweep, when he beat off a top quality field to secure a second successive win.

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Joe Chandler could feature in Sunday's Championship game away to Leigh Centurions after the Batley Bulldogs back rower recovered from concussion.

Bulldogs raring to go after false start

Batley Bulldogs travel to Leigh Centurions for their opening Betfred Championship fixture on Sunday, following last week’s false start.

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Cleckheaton diver Lois Toulson has been selected in Team England's 13-strong squad to compete at the Commonwealth Games, which will be held on Australia's Gold Coast in April. Pictures: James Hardisty.

Cleckheaton diver Lois in England squad for Commonwealth Games

CLECKHEATON diver Lois Toulson has been selected in England’s 13-strong squad to compete at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in April.

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