Northampton set up Widnes friendly

James Gordon

Amateur side Northampton Demons have set up the biggest game in their history, against ex-Super League side Widnes.

The Demons are entering only their fourth year of existence, and last season became National Summer Champions after going undefeated for the entire season.

Their reward is a game against former World Champions Widnes, which will take place on Saturday March 6th (2.30pm)

Coaches Jo Smith and Gary Campbell said: “Widnes are a professional outfit with huge history and to take them on is going to be the hardest match of our players lives but also the most fun we’ve all ever had. Professional outfits do not turn up at your door step every day and we know we can take our chance to shine.

“We will have been in training for over a month just for this one game. Everyone is fully aware of the task in hand and are also aware that Widnes have come to take a look at some of our players for the future, but the squad is bouncing and will be ready to do the town proud.

Being professional means Widnes should have the upper hand in most area’s but everyone within this club knows the side plays without fear and prepares to win every time they pull on the Northampton shirt.”

As part of the day Widnes and hopefully Harlequins RL will be running coaching sessions for the junior players at the club.

Further details are available on the club’s official website,

Open age training for the club’s 2010 summer season starts at the clubs Rushmills grounds at 7pm Wednesday 3rd March.