Powerhouse Fitness Extend Sponsorship

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Batley Bulldogs are delighted to extend their partnership with Powerhouse
Fitness for a further 2 years. The deal will see Powerhouse Fitness be the
official fitness, nutrition and gym supplier for the Bulldogs. Powerhouse
Fitness will also appear on the Bulldogs official home and away playing
shirt along with all players training shirts.

Bulldogs CEO Paul Harrison said “This  is a really exciting time for the
Bulldogs and we are delighted to extend our partnership with such a major
brand as Powerhouse fitness, we are delighted to have them associated with
us. Not only do Powerhouse support the players with nutritional products and
equipment but they also help the Bulldogs charity whenever possible which
works with lots of different community groups. Part of the deal will also
benefit all Bulldogs season ticket holders, Bissa members, and supporters
Clubs members with a 5% discount in the Powerhouse fitness store located at
Alexandra Mills, Alexandra Road, Batley WF17 6JA and I urge all Batley members
to visit their shop and support them whenever possible”

Haigh’s Farm Shop join the team

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We’re delighted to announce a new 2-year sponsorship deal with Haigh’s Farm Shop of Mirfield. In addition to seeing their brand in a number of locations around the stadium, they will feature on the new 2018 warm up tops and be the club’s official supplier of pies for our food outlets.

Commercial Manager Danny Maun is thrilled to have sealed the deal “To have such a successful and popular local business become our partner is great news and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with George and his team at Haigh’s Farm Shop”

Visit the Haigh’s Farm Shop website here!

Latest Sponsor signs on for 2018

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Christian’s Carpets have become the latest of our sponsors to renew for 2018 and will feature on both Home and Away shirts for the coming season. A recent refurbishment at their Showroom in Leeds has seen the addition of a new store selling quality beds, made locally in West Yorkshire, at very competitive prices. This is added to a large range of discounted carpets, vinyl and wood floorings.

We urge all Bulldogs fans to support our sponsors wherever possible. Please visit their website www.christianscarpets.co.uk or call into their showroom at Christian’s Carpets Ltd. 4 Whitehall Place, Leeds, LS12 1AA.

Izaac Farrell Joins Batley Bulldogs

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Half-back Izaac Farrell joins Batley Bulldogs on a season long loan from Huddersfield Giants.

More details to follow…

Warm Up Fixture

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Matt Diskin’s men will travel to The Keepmoat Stadium on January 28th to face Doncaster RLFC in a warm up fixture as we approach the beginning of the new campaign. Prices are still being finalised and will be announced as soon as possible. Further friendly fixtures are currently being arranged and again more news will be available once confirmed.

Back in Blackpool!!

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The 2018 Summer Bash fixtures have been released and will see a full round of Championship fixtures taking place across the Bank Holiday weekend of 26th and 27th May at Bloomfield Road, home of Blackpool FC, for the fourth consecutive year.

Following the success of the previous three years with a record attendance of 16,444 in 2017, the seaside resort will once again host a weekend of exciting Championship Rugby League action. The Summer Bash will welcome newly promoted Toronto Wolfpack for the first time and they will face a difficult game as they take on 2016 Championship League Leaders, Leigh Centurions.

Newly promoted Barrow Raiders will kick off proceedings against Sheffield Eagles at 3pm on Saturday followed by two 2017 high flyers as Halifax take on Featherstone Rovers at 5.15pm. Toronto Wolfpack will take on Leigh Centurions in the final match of the day when they meet at 7.30pm.

The 2018 Summer Bash will once again be shown live on Sky Sports and the Sunday entertainment will start with Toulouse Olympique facing London Broncos at 1pm. Two local derbies will close the weekend as Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions take to the field in a Lancashire derby at3.15pm before the Yorkshire derby between Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams at 5.30pm brings the 2018 event to a close.

Rugby Football League Chief Operating Officer, Ralph Rimmer said: “The Summer Bash is a great event which has grown year on year with a record crowd enjoying the weekend in 2017.

 “In 2018 we can expect another fantastic weekend of first class Championship action and all Rugby League fans will look forward to six fantastic fixtures including a new exciting element with Toronto’s first appearance at the event.” 

The 2018 Summer Bash fixtures are as follows:

Saturday May 26

Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles (3.00pm)

Halifax RLFC v Featherstone Rovers (5.15pm)

Toronto Wolfpack v Leigh Centurions (7.30pm)

Sunday May 27

Toulouse Olympique v London Broncos (1.00pm)

Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Lions (3.15pm)

Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams (5.30pm)

Ticket prices for the 2018 Summer Bash cost only £25 for an adult day ticket and £40 for the weekend and can be purchased by visiting rugby-league.com/tickets or by calling the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 113.

Pink Weekends total over £51,000

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This year we held our 4th Pink Weekend in August and my goodness our fans dug in deep and donated very generously. We are delighted to announce that this year we raised £21,000 making a total of £51,000 over four years. This is an amazing amount of money and when the concept of the Pink Weekend was first thought of an amount that could never have been dreamed of
There can’t be many Rugby League Clubs that can say they have raised £51,000 in 4 years for charity, BUT, we can!

The Pink Weekend has now become part of the Batley Bulldogs calendar and we hope that that continues for many years
Chairman, Kevin Nicholas said “We are amazed at this amount and cannot thank our fans enough for their participation in the Pink Weekend. We don’t have a massive fan base but what we have are genuine fans who care about the Club and have embraced the Pink Weekend for 4 years. This year we promoted a walk from London Broncos to Wembley on Challenge Cup final day, raising money for the Pink Weekend and I hoped to get 120 people taking part. There were doubters that 120 people from Batley would take part but in the end we had over 130 and could have had more is transport would have allowed.

All that took part had a great day in their Pink tee shirts and the sight of them on Wembley Way and walking the perimeter of the pitch was fantastic”
The weekend had the entertainment, wet people on the Ducking stool, Pink Pig racing. Batley Boys tournament and of course our players in their Pink kit. Each kit was sold even before the match and orders are already placed for next years!

The Pink Weekend will be taking place again next year, August 18/19th and we hope that our fans will once again embrace the weekend and we can raise more money for Breast Cancer. Every penny raised has been donated even the 81p interest from the bank and together with these Charities we will work towards helping those affected, their families and friends and trying to find a vaccine for the future.

On behalf of the Club THANK YOU to all our fans for your amazing input

HEMINGWAY RETURNS TO BULLDOGS

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We can confirm popular Utility Back Tom Hemingway is returning to the club for the 2018 season

In his second spell at Batley as a key member of the 2013 squad, Tom made 21 appearances for the Bulldogs as the side reached the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final.

An exceptional goal kicker, Hemingway plays hooker or half back and will be a valuable addition to the squad as Matt Diskin’s plans for the coming season begin to take shape.

HOLLAND TO BATLEY!

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We’re delighted to confirm the signing of powerful Prop Forward Tommy Holland from Whitehaven. Having previously played at North Wales, Tommy featured 28 times for Haven in a thrilling 2017 season where the Cumbrians came within one game of promotion to The Kingstone Press Championship, scoring 7 tries along the way.

At 6”4 the 22 year old will add size and strength to an already formidable Bulldogs pack.

BULLDOGS 2017 PRESENTATION NIGHT

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The Bulldogs 2017 Awards Night was a huge success at a packed Howley Hall Golf Club.

Full Back Dave Scott was the star of the show collecting 3 Awards, The Supporters Club Player of the Year, Bulldogs Forum Player of the Year, and Coaches Player of the Year.

Wayne Reittie was named Rear of the Year and retained the Trophy for Top Try Scorer, with a very impressive 21 Tries in 29 Appearances.

The BISSA Award for outstanding service to the club went to hard working kit man Jonny “Potts” Hooley whilst the Clubman of the Year award was given jointly to Stan & Ann Whitaker of Morley Waste Traders for their exceptional support of Batley Bulldogs over the past 7 years.

Tom Lillycrop was voted Supporters Club Man Of Steel, and the much coveted Player’s Player of the Year went to a very proud Dane Manning.
Supporters Club Awards:

Rear of The Year: Wayne Reittie

Man of Steel: Tom Lillycrop

Player of the Year: Dave Scott

Bissa Award: Jonathon Hooley

Bulldogs Forum Player of the Year: Dave Scott

Clubman of the Year: Stan & Ann Whittaker, Morley Waste Traders

Top Try Scorer: Wayne Reittie, 21 Tries

Coaches Player of the Year: Dave Scott

Players Player of the Year: Dane Manning