Amateur side to hold 24 hour touch rugby match

Blackpool Stanley are set to hold a 24 hour touch match to help raise funds for the club.

The amateur club are hoping to collect money for the upcoming 2020 campaign.

Coached by former Wigan academy and Hunslet player Brett Whitehead, the Open Age side feature in North West Men’s League Division Five and finished mid-table in 2019.

Thanks to funds from the local council, Sport England, sponsors and supporters, the club moved into its new clubhouse located at Kingscote Park in 2015 and have made it home ever since.

The club, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, will be holding a 24 hour touch rugby match on November 9 at their ground.

“Blackpool Stanley are hosting a 24 hour game of touch to help raise funds for the club,” said Whitehead.

“We had a really strong finish to the 2019 season and this is a great way to keep the camaraderie going in the team as well as raising some funds to keep the club moving forward next season.

“As a community club, we want to engage with our local residents more and this is a good chance for the community to come down and join in and see what the club is all about.

“The clubhouse is going to be open for the full 24 hours and I know the team are looking forward to it.”

As well as the touch match, the club are raffling tickets to find their 2020 shirt sponsors.

For more information, go to or follow them on Twitter, @BplStanleyRL

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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