Kevin’s Update 29th November



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Toy Initiative from Bulldogs Community Team


The Batley Sporting Charitable Trust and Batley Bulldogs have teamed up on a toy appeal, to provide disadvantaged children with toys this Christmas.

The pandemic has hit many families pockets hard this year, so we are looking for donations of new toys for children of Primary school age, such as puzzles, games, sports equipment, things to get creative such as colouring, painting or making or toys that both boys and girls will play with.

Any toy donations can be dropped off at the door to the Community gym building on the entrance to Heritage Road, between 8am – 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays the 3rd, 8th, 10th & 15th December or by prior arrangement with the Community Team Clare and Jon on the numbers below.

We will also be taking donations via our Go Fund Me page to buy toys

If you would like further information contact the Community Team!

Clare [email protected] 07475 019009

Jon [email protected] 07808 055022

Bulldogs Sign Tom Gilmore


We’re thrilled to have captured the signature of experienced Half-Back Tom Gilmore.

With over 60 top flight games in his time at Widnes Vikings, followed by spells at London Broncos and Halifax, before appearing this year for Salford Red Devils back in Super League.

Described as a “Traditional Number 7” Tom relishes the central role, directing his team around the field.

Head Coach Craig Lingard is understandably delighted with the move “Tom will be a great fit for us. He brings a wealth of experience at the highest level, and a strong knowledge of Championship Rugby League as well. We’re looking forward to working with him, he’ll be a massive asset to the squad”

We spoke to Tom on his thoughts on joining The Bulldogs, and his career so far.

Local Legend Latest to be Honoured.


Prolific points scorer Simon Wilson is the latest Batley Legend to be recognised at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

After making his debut in 1986, Simon scored an incredible 1191 points in his 315 appearances for his hometown club.
399 Goals, 25 drop Goals and 92 Tries made up the total.

As ground improvements continue during this difficult time we are in the process of naming each of the Sponsor’s Boxes after club heroes. We hope to catch up with Simon for a chat when it’s safe to do so.

Keep an eye on club media for further updates.

Promising Signs at The Bulldogs


With The Betfred Championship Clubs keen for a return to action, Bulldogs’ Chairman Kevin Nicholas gives an idea of how the season may start, and news of final squad developments at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

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As we look to build up to a return, we can reveal the 2021 Home Playing shirt, designed and produced by our partners at Ravensport. Shirts are available to purchase on their website, along with the fabulous Bulldogs Snoods and Face Masks.

News of plans for the 2021 campaign to follow in the Chairman’s weekly update.

Kevin’s Update, 4th October


Sanderson In At Bulldogs


Head Coach Craig Lingard has added guile and points to his 2021 Squad with the signature of Goal Kicking Half Back Joe Sanderson.

In 3 years at Hunslet, the former Leeds Rhinos Academy man played 56 times for the South Leeds club, scoring over 500 points, and is a welcome addition at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. Welcome to Batley Joe!

Bulldogs Capture Elliot Hall


Exciting young Back Elliot Hall has joined Craig Lingard’s squad for the 2021 campaign.

After discovering a love for rugby League whilst studying at Loughbrough University, Elliot had a spell with London Skolars in 2018, before joining Coventry Bears for the 2019 season, scoring 17 Tries in 20 appearances. He very quickly became part of the England Students team and was their leading scorer in the Student World Cup.

For the ill fated 2020 Season he joined Workington Town, scoring 6 in 5 before games were suspended.

Coach Lingard is thrilled to have his man, who is equally comfortable at Full Back or on the Wing.
“He’s a very exciting player, bags of pace and skill and a fantastic attitude. A fantastic addition to the group”

Kieran Buchanan Joins Bulldogs


We’re delighted to reveal the signing of exciting young Centre, Kieran Buchanan, from Super League side Hull FC.

He joins Craig Lingard’s men having made over a dozen first team appearances for The Black & Whites, featuring most recently in the last 2 fixtures against Warrington, and yesterday evening’s victory over Wakefield Trinity.

Originally from the Skirlaugh club, he progressed through the Hull FC Scholarship programme.
Pace and strength in attack along with excellent defensive work will make Kieran a valuable addition to The Bulldogs’ Squad. Welcome to Batley!