Batley offer reduced admission for derby

Matty Collins and Leasha Hallam raised �400 for the Bulldogs Girls tour.
Matty Collins and Leasha Hallam raised �400 for the Bulldogs Girls tour.

Batley Bulldogs have cut admission prices for supporters arriving at Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship Shield derby clash against Dewsbury Rams before 2pm.

Adults admission will be set at £15, with concessions £10 and children admitted free up to 2pm.

Batley will also have a happy hour at the ground between 1pm to 2pm when Bulldog Bitter or Tommo Gold Lager will be £2 per pint.

The deal is part of Batley’s breast cancer fundraising weekend, which raised almost £10,000 last season.

Batley will wear a pink strip, which will then be sold to the first 20 people who pledge £50 per kit.

The Bulldogs are encouraging followers of both clubs to wear pink in support of breast cancer charities and pink Batley T-shirts will be available at a cost of £10 each.

The fundraising weekend begins tomorrow (Friday) with a coffee and cakes afternoon at the club.

Supporters and club officials are then staging a sponsored walk from the club to Oakwell Hall on Saturday, which will be followed by an afternoon of girls rugby, playing for the pink trophy.

A pink pig racing night, including a free disco, follows in the evening from 6pm.

Former Bulldogs player Joe Berry has donated his Northern Rail Cup winners medal, which will be one of the raffle prizes that also include a pair of Kevin Sinfield’s boots, donated by Brian Winner.

Charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Against Breast Cancer and Coppafeel each received £3,300 from last year’s fundraising efforts and the Bulldogs are hoping to better that total this time around.

Batley Bulldogs Girls continue their fundraising efforts for this autumn’s trip to Australia, with the club close to finalising their tour itinerary and fixtures.

Leasha Hallam, older sister of Batley player Ellie Oldroyd, and her boyfriend Matty Collins raised £400 for the tour with a sponsored sky dive last Sunday.

The pair travelled to Lincolnshire to complete the 15,000 feet sky dive, the highest permitted in the UK.

Further details on the girls’ fundraising are available from Craig Taylor at the Bulldogs.