Fantastic day of Rugby League in Huddersfield
Published on: 28th March 2012
Rugby League enthusiasts Whitley Bay High School travelled South to Huddersfield for a friendly against Salendine Nook High School.
The match was being treat by the North East team as a warm-up for their Carnegie Champion Schools clash with St. Edmund Arrowsmith. The event also saw Whitley Bay reunited with their previous coach and now Giants Development Officer Steve Beaty.
In a very tight match Salendine Nook won 24-20. Steve Beaty commented “It’s fantastic to see two Rugby League Schools come together regardless of distance to play and enjoy the sport. The game was incredibly competitive and he level of skill on offer was unbelievable.
“Great defensive play from both teams ensured the game was close. Both Salendine Nook and Whitley Bay’s players were a credit to themselves and their schools alike.
The fantastic day of Rugby League for Whitley Bay was topped off by a stadium tour of the Galpharm and special Q and A appearance by Giants superstar Luke O’Donnell. The Giants – with the schools - are looking to ensure this fixture becomes an annual event in the Rugby League calendar.
Salendine Nook Lead the way in Huddersfield
Salendine Nook High School Year 9 boys continued their thirst for Rugby League with a very convincing win over Dronfield High School, Winning 44-6.
The school is benefitting from a newly formed relationship between themselves and Super League club Huddersfield Giants, seeing Development Officer Steve Beaty coach in curricular and extra-curricular sessions
Steve Beaty said “It’s great to see like Salendine Nook do so well especially after a short transition to Rugby League. The players are really enthusiastic and have picked up the game incredibly quickly.
“As well as the year 9 boys playing to such a good standard, other year groups have taken up playing and the school also boasts girls teams at most year groups.
“As a professional club we are committed to continue our great relationships with the local schools, but full credit must go to the staff. Both Tom and Jill have been fantastic and they deserve all the credit for helping promote the sport and get the school to where it is within Rugby League.