Rugby League: Bulldogs barking for new talent as season ends

Wetherby Bulldogs in action
Wetherby Bulldogs in action

Wetherby Bulldogs have plans to move up a gear from the summer entry league next year, and are on the look out for the next stars of local Rugby League.

The step up in class will involve a more regular schedule for the Bulldogs who hope to be competing every week rather than every fortnight.

Andy Hunter also has his eye on a partnership between Wetherby Rugby Union and the Bulldogs to take advantage of the summer/winter schedule of the opposing sports.

He said: “We need as many players as possible and definitely won’t be turning anyone away.

“I would encourage anyone interested to come down to training and have a drink afterwards.

“People who watch Rugby League on TV and think- I’ll have a bit of that, they could be the next superstar, the next Alex Foster.

“My aim is to give people a feel of what League is all about, it is a tough sport, but great fun.

“We have a very young team that have done a marvellous job this year and have been full of enthusiasm throughout.

Wetherby’s final match of the season against Brighouse was unfortunately forfeited by the opposition as a number of players had a wedding to attend.

With the Bulldogs’ season now over, former coach Hunter reflected:

“It has been a great learning curve for some of the young lads and now we have to sit down and work out next year’s plans.

“I’d like to thank Gareth Hinchcliffe and Jordan Picker for the marvellous job they have done with the team.

“Finally, everyone at Wetherby Bulldogs would like to wish Gareth a speedy recovery from illness.”

The Bulldogs train at the Wetherby Sports Association (LS22 5FN) with the next session scheduled for 12th September.

If you are interested in getting involved, or know anybody who is, get in touch by emailing Andy.Hunter2011@gmail.com for more information.