Bulldogs pink weekend returns for Giants clash

Dominic Brambani and Keegan Hirst model last season's pink kit.
Dominic Brambani and Keegan Hirst model last season's pink kit.

Batley Bulldogs’ breast cancer charity fundraising weekend will be held between August 19 to 21 to coincide with the home derby clash with Huddersfield Giants.

Batley have staged the weekend over the past two years, during which time they have raised over £21,000 for breast cancer charities and a host of fundraising events are planned again next week.

The Bulldogs will kick start the weekend with a pink coffee and cake afternoon next Friday (August 19) from 2pm.

The Bulldogs will then stage a family sponsored walk on Saturday, leaving Fox’s Biscuits Stadium at 10am, heading through Batley, Carlinghow Lane to Whit Lee and stopping off at Priestleys Cafe Bar in Birstall before returning to the club. Last year around 60 people took part the youngest being two and the oldest 80.

Everyone is invited to join, with sponsor forms available from beverley@batleybulldogs.co.uk or from the club.

A rugby festival involving Batley Boys teams at Under-8s, 10s, 11s and 15s will take place at Mount Pleasant next Saturday, starting at 10.30am and running throughout the day.

The bar and kitchens will be open and there will be stalls, tombola, books, cakes and a bouncy castle for the children.

The Batley Boys festival continues on Sunday with the Under-13s and 16s playing before the Bulldogs v Giants derby, being dubbed, ‘The Pink Match’ (kick off 3pm).

The Bulldogs will be playing in a one-off pink kit that, immediately after the match, will be given to fans who have pledged monies for them and there will be photograph and autograph opportunities.

There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon and a ducking stool, with Bulldogs fans, sponsors and officials taking part.

The weekend promises to be fun and busy but importantly it will be about raising money for the Bulldogs’ chosen charities and the club welcome anyone to attend.

Supporters are also asked to wear something pink to the Giants match.

For further information on the weekend or to get involved, contact the club (01924 470062) or Beverley Nicholas (07711 983123).