Whitehaven chairman issues rallying call

Whitehaven chairman Tommy Todd has urged the town to get behind the club as it bids to challenge the top two teams in League 1.

The Cumbrian side are currently third in the table, two points behind Toronto Wolfpack and Barrow Raiders.

“We have won four of our first five league games and the only defeat was to the team destroying everyone in their path,” Todd told the News and Star.

“Our 24-10 defeat at the Recreation Ground was as close as any team has run Toronto Wolfpack so far in the league.

“During the winter, the directors backed the coach in putting together a squad we thought would be competitive at this level. So far that has proved correct, but the one disappointing fact has been the lack of support on the terraces.

“Crowd figures have been poor and clearly we need more through the turnstiles, starting on Sunday against Newcastle.

“Interest in sponsorship has been encouraging this week, but we need the business community to also rally round the club.

“A home win over Newcastle on Sunday will keep us on the heels of the big two and, of course, we have a home game with Barrow to look forward to later in the summer.”

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