On Saturday 17th June, new rugby league team Bath Rugby League made history by being the first Rugby League team to enter Frome 7’s held at Frome RFC, it was a challenging afternoon as the squad were given a place in the open competition against a number of experienced and established 7’s teams. The club enjoyed the festival vibe of the competition in a group with teams such as Moth in a China Shop, NAKELO and Gogerddan Raiders. Bath Rugby League’s Josh Frost played for Moth in a China Shop and a number of other Bath Rugby League players were playing for other teams in the competition too.
Former University of Gloucestershire and South West Universities representative Rugby League player Cieran Chester impressed on his debut fixture with Bath Rugby League scoring a couple of tries, but it was Tom Culshaw who scored Bath Rugby League’s first try in the competition.
Chris Chatten, Bath Rugby League, Club Coordinator, said “We were pleased to be offered the opportunity to enter the Frome 7’s and we thank event organiser Mike Rutt for his support in making it happen. It was a great opportunity to raise the profile of Bath Rugby League and also give some of our squad the opportunity to have some fun away from the more important West of England League competition, hopefully this is just one of many firsts in an exciting season”.
Bath Rugby League squad have a busy week getting back into West of England league action on Wednesday 21st June 2017 in an away fixture against the Bristol Sonics, 7.30pm kick off at Dings RFC, where a win would put them back in contention for the vital top two league places. Bath Rugby League have also organised a friendly/development fixture for Saturday 24th June 2017 which is also away at Cwmbran RFC against Torfaen Tigers reserves/development side, kick off 1pm as a curtain raiser to Torfaen Tigers 1st team squads Welsh League fixture. Torfaen Tiger were playing in Conference League South until this season, when the competition was pulled which made the Welsh and Regional Leagues stronger. Plans are afoot to develop a Western and Eastern Premier League in 2018 which Bath Rugby League have expressed an interest in joining.
Bath Rugby League would like to give everyone the opportunity to playing Rugby League in a fun, friendly and social environment with professionalism in how the club operates and personnel conducts themselves. If you would like to give Rugby League a try and are aged 16+ please contact Chris Chatten Tel: 07810 552196 for an opportunity to play in the clubs development fixture on Saturday at Torfaen Tigers, Cwmbran RFC, kick off 1pm.
Next league game:
Wednesday 21st June 2017
West of England Pool 1 – KO 1930
Bristol Sonics V Bath Rugby League
Next friendly/development fixture:
Saturday 24th June 2017
Torfaen Tigers V Bath Rugby League development
Bath Rugby League would like to hear from anyone who is interested in supporting and developing the club. Training is 7pm on Wednesday (apart from this week when we are away @ Bristol Sonics for the West of England League fixture) at the excellent Chippenham RFC facilities and we encourage players of all abilities to come and join in the excitement of being involved with the club. The club are also looking for advisory board members, potential sponsors, and personal who might be interested in establishing youth, junior and women’s playing opportunities.
You can contact the club via the following methods:
Phone: Chris Chatten on 07810 552196