The Batley Independent Supporters Squadbuilder Association have once again stepped up to back the club, with the signature of Half Back Reece Dean being made possible with funding from their members. Already this close season Craig Lingard has been able to add high scoring wingman Dale Morton to the ranks with backing from the group, and a second signing for the new term show the value of the contirbutions made.

Supporting The Bulldogs for over 15 years, BISSA continue to support the players on the field by raising monies via Monthly membership, annual donations, and fundraising via various events, such as the recent highly succesful evening with Billy Pearce.

If you aren’t a member please consider joining as BISSA have supported over 130 players who have helped the club progress and improve on the field.

For full details visit the website at

Pictured above ar Head Coach Craig Lingard and BISSA Chairman Colin Bottomley



Half Back Reece Dean is the latest addition to the 2020 Batley Bulldogs squad, joining after a season at Hunslet RLFC.

A product of the Hull FC adacademy, Reece had a spells at Doncaster and Sheffield Eagles before maing a move to Toronto Wolfpack.
Comfortable at Half or Full Back, he adds more flexibilty to Craig Lingard’s squad.

Welcome to Batley Reece!



New Bulldogs’ Head Coach Craig Lingard has revelaed his backroom line up for the coming campaign,

Mark Moxon, who has been with the club since 2012 after arriving with John Kear, will remain as Assisitant Coach. Mark and Linners worked together on the coaching team during JK’s time at the club, a period which saw The Bulldogs reach a Championship Grand Final and Super 8 Qualifier Series.

Paul Royston will join the team as Head of Performance and Assistant Coach, having previously worked alongside the new Batley Coach at Keighley Cougars. Held in high regard within the game, Paul has served the Keighley club for over 20 years, whilst also running a number of gyms in Keighley and Shipley.

And a popular former Bulldog, Mark Barlow will also return to The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. Following a spell coaching local side Shaw Corss Sharks, Mark brings a wealth of Championship experience and a link back to the reign of Karl Harrison, who himself is acting as advisor to Craig and his team.

There will be a chance to meet the new staff at tomorrow’s Question of Sport event in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge, starting at 7.30pm. Free Entry and all are welcome!



Utility forward Shaun Pick has joined Craig Lingard’s Bulldogs for 2020.

The former Featherstone and Toronto man has made over 50 appearances for Sheffield Eagles in the last 2 seasons, having a key role in their triumphant 1895 Cup campaign. Playing at Front or Second Row, the 26 year old stands at 6″3 and weighs in over 100Kg. Sure to add power and experience to the side, Shaun is looking forward to getting started with The Bulldogs.

Welcome to Batley Shaun Pick!



High scoring Wing Man Dale Morton is the latest signing to make his way across the valley to The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

Having spent 3 years with Wakefield Trinity, making 27 Super League appearances, he moved to Dewsbury Rams in 2013 where he has stayed since. A consistent performer with over 200 Championship games, and 75 Tries under his belt, the speedster adds pace and experience to Craig Lingard’s squad.

Dale joins the club thanks to the support of BISSA, and follows Luke Hooley and Lucas Walshaw in making the switch from The Rams.

BISSA continue to support the players on the field by raising monies via Monthly membership, Yearly donations, and fundraising via various means. If you aren’t a member please consider joining as, over the last 14 years, BISSA have supported over 130 players who have helped the club progress and improve on the field.

Welcome to Batley Dale Morton!

Lucas Walshaw the latest Bulldogs addition


Experienced Second Row man Lucas Walshaw has joined The Bulldogs for the 2020 season.

His early career at was spent at Wakefield Trinity, where he came through the academy and went on to make 23 Super League appearances, amongst loan spells at Doncaster and Dewsbury. Lucas joined Bradford Bulls in 2015, playing a number of games  before moving on to Dewsbury Rams, featuring over 70 times for our neighbours.

He brings a wealth of valuable experience, and at 6’5 will add size and power to the Batley pack.

Welcome to Batley Bulldogs Lucas!



Young Full Back Luke Hooley is the latest recruit to Craig Lingard’s squad.

Luke is A product of the Wakefield Trinity academy, Having spent the 2018 season on loan at Oldham, scoring 9 tries in 15 appearances, he joined Dewsbury Rams on loan for 2019, making regular appearances this term.

Solid in defence with pace in abundance and attacking flair to match, the 21 year old is sure to be a crowd pleaser at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

Welcome to Batley Luke!



Versatile Half Back Ben White has joined The Bulldogs for the 2020 Season.

The 24 Year old started out at Leeds Rhinos, making his Super League debut in August 2014.  After moving to Swinton Lions in 2015 he starred in their promotion campgain, being nominated for League 1 Young Player of the Year at the RFL awards in the first of 3 years at the club.

Following a spell with Berkeley Eagles in Australia, he joined Halifax, making 12 appearances before finishing the 2019 campaign at Barrow Raiders.

Primarily a Stand-Off, Ben is equally effective at Hooker or Centre and is an execllent addition to Craig Lingard’s squad.

Welcome to Batley Ben!



New Head Coach Craig Lingard is working hard building towards the new season with Batley Bulldogs.

We caught up with the former Full Back and Assistant Coach for a brief chat about the coming months.



Everyone will be welcome to the service of thanksgiving and farewell of Archie Bruce, which will be held at St Mary’s Parish Church, Mirfield on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 12.30, this will  followed by a private family committal.
Refreshments will be available at Dewsbury Moor ARLF club.

Those attending the service please note Club Shirts and smart attire will be acceptable.

No flowers by request, donations in memory of Archie may be given to George Brooke Ltd., Funeral Directors or by the Just Giving Page