JUNIOR ROOSTERS' FIRST PRESENTATION DAY

MORE HONOURS FOR ECCLES’ PLAYERS

 

Eccles are delighted to have two players selected to represent the NCL Eagles team.  Mark Thomas and Chris Smith have been selected to play against a French representative team from the Languedoc Roussillon area in a game held at Heworth ARLFC of York on Saturday 11th June 2011 (2.30pm kick-off).    We are further delighted to announce that Chris Smith was given the honour of Captaining the Eagles side.

 

This is the third year that the NCL Eagles have put forward a representative side to play against a French team.   Eccles supplied coach Anthony Murray for the first two years, plus players Mark Thomas & Marc Gilligan (2008-9), Steve Barry, Marc Jones & Glynn Watson (2009-10), and now Mark Thomas once again, and Chris Smith.  This year Jamie Benn (Castleford Panthers) is to coach the representative side.

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Another honour is for our Australian fullback Mike Forgham, who was selected for the RL Commonwealth Exiles team to play against the RL Community Lions in a curtain-raiser to the England v Exiles game at Headingly on Friday 10th June.

 

 

ECCLES YOUTH TEAMS FLOURISH

By March 2012, Eccles plan to be running youth and junior teams at Cubs (3-5 yrs), Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 17s.

 

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The first open age team will be playing in the RFL Conference League Northern League in Tier 3, whilst the second team will be playing in the Conference League Reserve Grade.  Both open age teams will play in a short-season from late August through to the end of November, and then start the summer season proper in March 2012, playing throughout the summer to the end of November 2012.

 

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN U-19s CALL UP FOR PAYDEN

Payden Candland had something else to celebrate when he learned of his call-up to the Great Britain Under-19s squad due to visit Serbia in June.  The trip, which will cover 8 nights, will take in two games (yet to be determined).

 

 

LANCASHIRE COUNTY UNDER 19s PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

 

Martin Higgins and Alfrieda & Rod Kindon joined Payden Candland at the Aspull Village Club on Friday 26th November 2010, for the presentation of the Lancashire County Under-19s Player of the Year Award.

THIRD TIME HONOUR FOR PAYDEN

18 year old Payden Candland has been selected for the third season running to represent Lancashire at Under 19s level.

 

Payden is in his second year of playing open age rugby in the National Conference League.

 

 

 

THOMAS & GILLIGAN RETURN FROM AUSTRALIA

Mark Thomas and Marc Gilligan return to the UK on Monday 13th September 2010 after spending a season playing at South City Bulls, Wagga Wagga. 

 

 

 

NEW YOUTH TEAMS AT ECCLES

From the first Thursday in June Eccles are running sessions for 3 - 5 YEAR OLDS, and also 6 - 8 YEAR OLDS.

 

There are no tackles involved - and the kids are loving it!! 

 

Look at our JUNIOR ROOSTERS section for award winners.

 

 

 

AUSSIE SCOTT TO RETURN

Scott Bowden is to return to Eccles to finish off his successful season with us.    Scott arrives on 2nd March (2010).

 

Eccles' Marc Gilligan and Mark Thomas will travel home with Scott with the intention of playing for a season in Wagga Wagga. 

 

 

Scott Bowden

PAYDEN HELPS TO BRING THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER 19's TROPHY TO LANCASHIRE

 

Lancashire won the Under 19's BARLA Counties Tri Series in this "War of the Roses" battle for the first time in their history - coming back from 12-4 down on the half hour against a spirited Yorkshire side to take the title 26-12.   For the second year running, 17 year old Payden Candland was selected to represent Lancashire in this competition.   Congratulations!

 

 

SCOTT & SARAH HEAD BACK TO AUSTRALIA

Scott Bowden and partner Sarah Smallwood headed back to Australia on 7th December (2009), with a stop off at Thailand on the way home.  Scott contributed greatly to our successful season so far - and, at the time of departure, stood in 3rd place in the NCL Division 2 leading points scorers.

 

We had a great leaving party at the club on the night of the 5th December to thank Scott and Sarah for their contribution over the past 12 months.

 

Take a look at the photos taken on the night!