An outstanding performance from Matt Diskin’s Batley side saw them take the spoils in a tense encounter at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

A double from Keenen Tomlinson along with tries from Lewis Galbraith and Adam Gledhill, coupled with a superb defensive display gave The Bulldgs a crucial win.

Details to follow

Bulldogs Debut for Andy’s Man Club


We’re proud to be welcoming Tom Nolan and his colleagues from our local branch of Andy’s Man Club to the game against Halifax this Sunday.

Andy’s Man Club was formed almost 3 years ago after the tragic suicide of Andy Roberts.

Andy Roberts was 23 years old when he killed himself without any sign, signal or warning. The resultant devastation that hit his family was also followed by something more positive – his brother-in-law, professional rugby player Luke Ambler, became determined to prevent as many families as he could from going through such a trauma.

He formed a men’s group called Andy’s Man Club, which in almost three years has become one of the most important organisations working to help men today – our group sessions are changing the lives of hundreds who have hit rock bottom and are continuing to grow in number at a remarkable rate. Currently over 480 men attend one of our 20 clubs across the UK, including Dewsbury, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield.

The clubs success shows the depth of the problems out their for men, that they are crying out for such a place in which to share their issues, something which has traditionally been frowned upon.

With Luke and his growing band of Andy’s Man Club members, the word is getting out there that we no longer need to keep our struggles to ourselves, and that true male bravery is about daring to open up, not burying your feelings away.

Andy’s Man Club is a peer to peer support group that runs every Monday night at 7pm (Except Bank Hols). There is no referral, no signing in, no registration and no cost. Any man over 18 is welcome to come along, grab a brew and talk as much or as little as he’s comfortable. Men do not need to have had suicidal thoughts or a mental health condition to attend. They can just be going through one of life storms and need a place to share.

They will have a stall at the back of the Driver Hire Glen Tomlinson Stand and happy to answer any questions anyone may have.

Please call by and say hello to welcome them to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium and learn more about their fantastic work.



Hugely influancial forwards James Brown and Dane Manning have commited their immediate futures to The Bulldogs by signing contracts with the club for 2020.

Dane Manning has made 14 appearances this term in the second row with his no nonsense style, outstanding defence and powerful running

James Brown has played 13 times in 2019, with 1 Try scored, and cna feature at Loose forward, front or back row.

Both players are renowned for their 100% commitment and are firm favourites on the terraces, and within the squad.



Batley Bulldogs are looking for a small number of physiotherapy or sports therapy interns for the remainder of the 2019 and 2020 season.

These positions are voluntary and would ideally suit an individual who has completed at least their first year of studying either Physiotherapy BSc or Sports Rehabilitation BSc and looking to gain experience within professional rugby league.

The role is flexible and you will always be supervised by a member of Batley Bulldogs medical team.

Summary of the role:

Working closely with the club physiotherapists and sports therapists to gain experience in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Extensive opportunity to gain experience with the provision of sports massage.

Develop an understanding of match day requirements for a physiotherapist working within a rugby league environment.

There will also be opportunity to receive training on emergency medical situations and spinal board extrication.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently studying Physiotherapy / Sports Rehabilitation / Sports Therapy
  • Have some experience of sports massage treatments
  • Have flexibility to assist with training and match day requirements

If you are interested in applying for this internship please email your CV and a covering letter to Carl Chapman, Head Physiotherapist – Please email

The date for applications is the 17th August 2019. Batley Bulldogs reserve the right to close this advert sooner, should applications from enough suitable candidates be received.



An determined Bulldogs side ran out 30-14 victors over Dewsbury Rams at The Summer Bash in Blackpool.

After taking an early 10 point lead through Keenen Tomlinson & Johnny Camplbell, Matt Diskin’s side had to show patience and some resolute defence as Dewsbury pressed for long period. Late tries from Brearley, Leak and Scott, and 5 Jouffret kicks, sealed the win for Batley following an outrageous try saving tackle from Sam Smeaton.

The Rams hit back with two quick tries in the dying minutes of the tie.

Full detials to follow



There will be one extra Heavyweight on the field when The Bulldogs entertain Toronto Wolfpack at the end of June, as Doncaster based Boxer Dave Allen is hoping to attend the game, as a guest of club sponsors Signature Resin Floors.

After knocking out Lucas Browne at the O2 last weekend, the boxer, managed by Eddie Hearn, put his gold shorts up for charity auction, and they were bought by the team at Signature Resin Floors, who invited Dave along to the Toronto fixture to present them on the field. This latest celebrity encounter follows from their recent video with football legend Ally McCoist in a Bulldogs shirt, which caused a storm on social media!

There will be a carnival atmosphere on the day as The Wolfpack line up in a special edition red kit to celebrate Canada Day, which falls in the same weekend.

Batley Bulldogs v Toronto Wolfpack, in the Betfred Championship, takes place on Sunday June 30th at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.



With no shortage of commitment or effort The Bulldogs went down 16-36 at home to their full time opponents.

Matt Diskin’s side matched the Centurions for long periods of the game, scoring outstanding tries along the way.

Full report to follow.



As part of our quest to get to a target of £100,000 for our 6th Pink Weekend we are launching our “BIG PINK DRAW” at the Leigh game.

The prize for this draw will be an impressive £1,000 cash.

The draw will take place at halftime at our next home game, against Halifax on Sunday 26th May.

The prize has been kindly donated by Sims Metal Management in Morley who also paid for the printing of tickets so a Big Thank You to them. We are putting a book of tickets on the turnstiles for each adult that comes to the Leigh game and asking everybody to try to sell them and return them to the Club by no later than the Halifax game, but sooner if possible, and we can supply more books if you can sell them!.

Tickets are £2 each (in books of 10) and as it is a cash prize for such a good cause we are hoping friends, family and work colleagues may buy them whether they are Bulldogs supporters or not as everybody seems to be affected one way or another by Breast Cancer.

This is an extra fundraiser this year as we are trying to raise extra money as it will need to be a record year this year to achieve our target but I am confident we can do it.

Thank you for your fantastic support!
Beverley Nicholas



An incredible team performance from Matt Diskin’s men saw them take the points away at Dewsbury Rams despite playing an hour with 12 men, and a spell with 11 following a Sin Binning on 32 minutes.

After going 8-0 behind and reduced to 11, the visitors hit back through Alistair Leak to go in just 2 points behind at the break.
Outstanding defence throughout the second half meant the hosts wouldn’t add another point and tries from Joe Taira and James Brown gave The Bulldogs a fully deserved victory.

Highlights below.



A Dave Scott penalty 6 minutes from time clinched the points in a thrilling encounter at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, capping an outstanding performance from Matt Diskin’s Bulldogs

Full report to follow.