Category: BARLA Headlines Written by Phil Sharpe
The BARLA Cumbria Men’s ARL season began last weekend following its official launch the previous weekend when BARLA Chair Sue Taylor and Vice Chair Steve Manning attended at Wath Brow Hornets ARLFC.
During the launch Sue Taylor presented Gary Broadbent, coach of current league champions Walney Central with a cheque for £2,500.00 sponsorship for this year’s nine team competition.
League spokesman Paul Williamson said
“We are delighted that BARLA have thrown their weight behind the league and will continue the sponsorship of the BARLA Cumbria Men’s ARL for 2014.
“Last year’s competition was a great success, and there were some tremendous on-field battles throughout the course of the season and the early signs are that this year’s competition will be every bit as competitive.
“We are delighted to welcome Roose Pioneers into the league for this coming season and hopefully they will enjoy the new experience of playing a full season in Cumbria after spending recent years in the North West Counties League.”
BARLA Chair Sue Taylor,
“I would like to thank Paul Williamson and his hard working committee for the invite to launch the second season of the new BARLA Cumbria Men’s ARL which commences very soon. We are also sponsoring the league for a second year and after attending last season’s Grand Final I can say what a high standard of rugby league I saw that day, in front of a great crowd.
“The opinion of the hard working league officials was that it was a great ending to their debut season, with competitive matches throughout and games in doubt to the final whistle. The leagues embraced a changing of playing seasons after club consultations and are working hard to embrace more sides throughout Cumbria to come on board, after this season welcoming Roose Pioneers on board.
“I and BARLA wish them all the best in 2014 and congratulate the Cumbria ARL for all the hard work they put into the grassroots of the game in the county.
The BARLA Cumbria Men’s ARL also announced secondary sponsor, Key2Sports of Workington, who provided 2 sets of water battles and rugby balls for each club in the league.
Photo Courtesy of Brian Sherwen
BARLA Media Manager
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:42