A feel-good community double, more DJ defib legacy plus NCL club looking for new coach

Stuart Middleton, Chairman of Warrington Wolves, Daryl Powell, Head Coach of Warrington Wolves, The Mayor of Warrington Cllr Maureen Creaghan and Charlotte Nichols MP for Warrington North unveil the new community defibrillator at Woolston Rovers

There’s been a double dose of feel-good news coming out of Huddersfield-based community side Kirkburton Cougars.

They have secured a deal with Shelley AFC to return ‘home’ to their roots at the Stafflex Arena in Kirkburton.

Cougars co-chairman Ryan Johnson said: “The facilities are as good as you’re likely to find in amateur rugby league and we’re so excited to bring the best sport in the world to The Stafflex Arena for the very first time.”

Further to that, the Kirkburton Cougars away kit will show support for mental health movement Andy’s Man Club in 2022.

An anonymous business has bought the front of shirt sponsor, and donated it to Andy’s Man Club.

Their logo will now appear on the Cougars away kit.

Andy’s Man Club has meet ups across the UK every Monday to encourage men to talk.

It was set up by former rugby league player Luke Ambler after his brother-in-law took his own life.

NCL club seeks new coach

National Conference League side Beverley are seeking applications for their first team head coach position.

The squad is currently being coached by Trev Penrose and Stu Smith on an interim basis, and looks in strong shape ahead of the new season.

For more information or to apply, email bevarlfc@gmail.com

Community defibrillator

Warrington-based Woolston Rovers has secured two grants that has enabled them to purchase a Defibrillator.

It will be positioned on the outside wall of their home ground at Monk Sports Club, for use by all of the local community if ever the need arose.

Funding was sought from the Torus Foundation, with a further £500 from the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund.

Warrington coach Daryl Powell was joined by the Mayor of Warrington, local MP Charlotte Nichols and Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton to unveil the Defib.

Rovers treasurer Joan Ayres said: “From submitting the initial grant application in August it has taken less than five months for the Defibrillator to be installed and everybody concerned are delighted. I’d like to thank everybody who has made it possible to have this vital life-saving equipment installed at our club.”

Westhoughton hit target

You may have seen the reports recently that Westhoughton Lions were crowdfunding to help complete their half-finished clubhouse.

BACKGROUND: Club launches fundraiser to finish new clubhouse after investor pulls out

The building project had ground to a halt after the businesswoman supporting the project pulled out.

It had left the entire club without a range of facilities.

They have now hit their initial £20,000 target to ensure completion, with crowdfunding continuing to help enhance the project.

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