The u17 Junior Colts have recently won their league this season.
Although only drawing to Littleborough 7-7, they beat all teams both home and away. Victories against Widnes, Littleborough, Bury, Trentham, Kirby Lonsdale and Bowden amassed a total of 304 points, conceding only 115 with an overall difference of 189, making them the highest points scorers, conceding the lowest amount of points and the best points difference in their league this season – quite a series of achievements!
Earlier in the Cup rounds and before the Leagues were re-structured, they also beat Wirral, Ashton U-L and New Brighton. The team now moves on to a series of friendly matches and League Cup games to complete their season.
Also, congratulations to the three u17 players who have been selected for the Lancashire Development squad for the 3 county matches towards the end of this season and moving in to 2019-20. They are: Austin Downham (prop), Jack Taylor (centre) and Max Dixon (Flanker). All 3 played gained county honours last season adding to Jack Hefferan and Callum McGaughey who have previously worn the red rose in previous seasons, totalling 5 representative players from this squad.
The team coaches and managers were proud to send a total of 14 players to the trials this season, including the 3 above plus Oliver Lee, Teddy Clarke, Charlie Fitzpatrick, James Donohue, Gareth Payne, Cameron Bracey, James Howarth, Cameron Williams, Josh Yarwood, Remik Ryanowski and Callam Giblin. Hamish Orr has also taken part in the Scottish Exiles programme.