Charity Boxing @ The Defence School of Transport

Charity Boxing @ The Defence School of Transport

Charity Boxing @ The Defence School of Transport

On Friday 27th March at the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield hosted a charity Boxing event in aid of two military charities, ‘Blesma, The Limbless Veterans’ charity and ‘Wounded Warrior Project’ their USA sister charity.

Trainee Soldiers and members of the Officers’ and Sgt’s Messes and sponsoring companies watched 8 bouts of boxing between 4 Army Regiments.

Hosted at DST it was one of many fund raising events being conducted prior to a team of serving and ex serving members of the Army competing in the Race Across America which is a 3000 mile cycle race across the American continent that has to be completed in 9 days.

The RAAM is no ordinary race, once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line.

RAAM is about 30% longer than the Tour de France. Moreover, racers must complete the distance in roughly half the time allowed for the Tour and is open to professional as well as amateur athletes.

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Beverley Whitestar Panthers Vs Bilton United


Beverley Whitestar Panthers Vs Bilton United

Action photos featuring the game that saw Beverley Whitestar Panthers take on Bilton United in U8s Hull Boys Sunday Football League match.

In wet conditions at Beverley Leisure Centre boy sides put on a great display of football as the teams battled it out in two fixtures.

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Beverley Whitestar Keep Title Hopes Alive With Vital Win At The Leisure Centre

Beverley Whitestar Keep Title Hopes Alive With Vital Win At The Leisure Centre

Beverley Whitestar Keep Title Hopes Alive With Vital Win At The Leisure Centre

Beverley Whitestar Wanderers have moved to within two point of league leaders Springhead after they beat their title rivals 2-1 in a top of table clash.

Owen Parnaby and Ben Pearson got the all important goals to keep their championship dreams alive by claiming all three points on poor pitch at the Beverley Leisure Centre.

Speaking after the game, manager John Blake told;

“The pitch was in a poor state but both teams looked to play football and kept the spectators entertained despite the wind and rain!”

“When we scored our second goal through Pearson early in the second half and were dominating possession it looked like we would end up comfortable winners.”

“Springhead fought back and following a goal mouth scramble they pulled one back and the last twenty minutes was very tight and was happy to hear final whistle.”

“We started the game 5 points behind top of the table, Springhead have a game in hand so the win was vital for us. It means the title is in our own hands with five games left to play.”

“Due to postponements earlier in season we will have to play the return fixture at Springhead in two weeks and with games also to play against the next three teams in league it will be a difficult run in for us but boys will take a lots of confidence from this victory.”

Next up for Whitestar is an away day as they face fifth placed Cottingham Rangers Cobras in Hull Boys Sunday Football League.

Final Score: Beverley Whitestar 2 Springhead 1

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Beverley ARLC Finish Season On High At The Leisure Centre

Beverley ARLC Finish Season On High At The Leisure Centre

Beverley ARLC Finish Season On High At The Leisure Centre

Beverley ARLC signed off from the Hull & District League with this victory in slightly muted style.

Their opponents Fenners-normally very good fulfillers of fixtures were struggling for a side and could only muster ten players. Much to their credit they agreed to still go ahead with the game.

In the event, the crowd still got some rugby albeit more a glorified training session.

In the predicted rout Ryan Watkin, Lee Falcus, Ben Calvert, Alex Nightingale (2),Will Will Mail(4),Billy Riby, Harry Bulleyment, Craig Morfitt, Lee Stevens all crossed for tries.

The result leaves Beverley at the top of the table but somewhat in the dark. They have a vastly superior point’s difference and so the only realistic way that they can be denied the title is for

Three Tuns to win all of their six remaining fixtures. With cup competitions still to be played, that could take well into May.

This entirely unsatisfactory situation has reminded the club why they are joining the Yorkshire League.

This coming weekend sees the blue and golds get a well-deserved rest in preparation for their opening Yorkshire League fixture at home to Oulton Raiders on April 11th.

Chairman Graham Ostler reflected on the club’s best season for 15 years, he said;

“We have a have youthful side playing an exciting brand of rugby, and we believe that their best rugby is still ahead of them.”

“They now go to fresh challenges in the Yorkshire League which gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents on a bigger stage.”

Away from the field the club continues to seek improved facilities and a bigger pitch alongside the ‘Braves’ junior section. Unfortunately the club are no nearer an announcement on this but the dream of a home to call their own with a clubhouse remains.

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RUGBY UNION : Another Bleak Day For The Beavers

RUGBY UNION : Beverley Denied Victory At The Death

RUGBY UNION : Another Bleak Day For The Beavers

Just about what might have been expected.  Up against a team sitting fifth in the table Beverley RUFC arrived here with a heavily depleted side which contained no substitutes and not surprisingly went down heavily.  So another disappointing day.  Relegation has been certain for some time and all Beverley can now hope for is to overtake Westoe who sit immediately above them.

Today as with so many games this season there was plenty of spirit and endeavour but quality was lacking.  Given the makeshift nature of the side the lack of fluency was perhaps not surprising.  Cleckheaton are a settled side and it showed while Beverley this season have seldom, if ever, fielded the same team two weeks running.

Cleckheaton got off to the perfect start.  After only three minutes a high cross kick to the Beverley line looked like going dead until home full back Ross Hayden outpaced the Beverley defence and touched down as the ball was about to cross the dead ball line.  He added the conversion and then scored a second try with an easy run-in at the corner.  Despite being under constant pressure and seldom getting out of their own half Beverley then somehow held out without conceding any further scores until ten minutes from halftime.

Converted tries by centre Danny Vento and a third by Hayden took Cleckheaton to 26-0 as halftime approached but Beverley did enjoy a brief spell of dominance just before the break.  Jake Marin who again had a spirited game on the wing pounced on a home error and raced clear to the corner for a consolation try.  They might have had a second while Cleckeaton were a man down following a yellow card.  Alex McPeake twice went close and a lovely break by Sam Atiola nearly brought a score while a neat chip through by Junior Tupai almost brought another.

Poorly executed kicking throughout the first half when they had better use of the crosswind had cost Beverley dear.  Cleckeaton in the second half made more of it.  Fly half Michael Piper went over for a fifth try early in the half and the home pack drove over for a sixth after a catch and drive on the Beverley 22.  Vento dropped a goal to take Cleckheaton over the forty points mark and ten minutes from time number eight Richard Piper rounded off the scoring with a converted try following a series of shambolic Beverley errors on their own line.

Despite the heavy defeat it was not all gloom for Beverley.  The pack as it has done almost all season gave as good as they got.  Several times they drove the heavier home forwards back and one drive from their own 22 took them thirty metres upfield.  The lineout worked reasonably well but throwing was difficult in the windy conditions.  Dave Brant made several powerful forays and Lewis Starbuck was unlucky not to score when he kicked upfield from a Cleckheaton dropped pass only to see the ball veer over the touchline as he sprinted clear.

There was plenty of ambition in Beverley’s open play and the backs looked far more dangerous with ball in hand than when kicking it away, but in the second half the handling became increasingly erratic and they seldom looked like threatening the home line.  It was a brave effort but in the end the margin of victory probably just about summed up the difference in quality between the two sides.

With so many senior players unavailable for various reasons Beverley’s season cannot now end soon enough.  Today’s state of affairs was partly exemplified by Luke Hazell, one of their younger players who had played well the previous week, being omitted from the side in order to play in a Colts match.  Whether the decision to attach more importance to a Colts league game than to a First team National League Three fixture is entirely appropriate, especially when you are already short of players, must be regarded as a moot point.

Final Score: Cleckheaton 48  Beverley RUFC 5 | Reported by John Nursey

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Beavers Face ‘Bogie Team’ As They Head To Cleckheaton This Weekend


Beavers Face 'Bogie Team' As They Head To Cleckheaton This Weekend

Beverley RUFC travel the short journey up the M62 to play their National Three North fixture against Cleckheaton.

Their opposition has cemented their place in this league after a brief spell in North East Two and returning as champions in the 2013/2014 season. Cleckheaton sit comfortably in 5th place with 12 wins compared to Beverley’s return of two wins and a 14th place in the league.

Director of Rugby, Junior Tupai commented;

“Cleckheaton are a very good side. They will be difficult to beat at home. I’ve not won there in the previous 8 or 9 seasons I’ve been at Beverley. Even when we won the North East 2 league a few years ago we lost to them at their place, so they are a bogie team for us.”

Cleckheaton have had some close results recently and have not had a win since late January. When the sides last met back in November Beverley were denied victory at the death.

Tupai continued;

“We’ve been improving against the better teams but struggling against the so-called lesser teams. We got ourselves over the try line a few times against Rossendale last week but then conceded so easily, which has been a work-on for us all season.”

“We picked up some injuries last week so hopefully on Thursday, they can be cleared to play, and we can make a good go of things on Saturday.”

Beverley will select from: A Ogilvie, A McPeake, K Renwick, R Powell, M Adams, D Brant, L Starbuck, J McKay, J Fell, C Hancock, S Nel, I Archibald, J Tupai, J Marin, S Atiola, M Kilgannon, P Wood, R Davidson, A Spence

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FA Skills Football Coaching Over The Easter Holidays @ Longcroft School

FA Skills Centre Add Additional Coaching Session To New Time Table

FA Skills Football Coaching Over The Easter Holidays @ Longcroft School

Enjoyable and developmental FA Skills football coaching sessions for all abilities, aged 5 – 11 years return to Beverley this Easter.

The sessions that take place at Longcroft School Sports Hall on Tuesday 7th April 10:00 – 2:00 are run by CRB checked, first aid and age appropriate qualified FA Coaches.

Sessions are perfect for children who want to develop and also if they just want to have some fun duri0ng the school holidays.

To book your place send a text message to Kristan Hoskins on 07931127375 with ‘Longcroft’ child name, D.O.B, medical info and contact details.

Sessions are priced at priced at £8 per child and needs to be paid on the day. Children will also need to bring drinks and packed lunch.

Places are limited on a first come first served basis.

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Price Helps Bishop Burton To National Rugby Final

Price Helps Bishop Burton To National Rugby Final

Price Helps Bishop Burton To National Rugby Final

Five tries from Dylan Price helped the Bishop Burton Rugby League Academy team to a 76-6 victory yesterday, securing their place in the National College Cup Final in the process.

The Academy team took the lead early into the match and never let up, playing ruthlessly and powerfully on the attack to breakdown the opposition plays.

Will Bentley scored the first try of the game just four minutes in before Huddersfield New College came back to level the scores at 6-6 soon after.

From that point on it was one-way traffic and Bishop’s Academy players started their advantage with some measured build up play to slip in Ryan Anson for a neat try in the corner.

Zeus Silk broke away from well inside the College’s half to get to the 20-metre line before putting the try on a plate for Dylan Price to grab – his first of five tries on the day.

“We started a bit slow in the first 10-15 minutes but once we kicked into gear we were unstoppable’, said Rob Wilson, Head Coach of the Bishop Burton College Rugby League Academy.

“The team was outstanding. Special mentions for Dylan who scored five tries, Ryan Anson who moved to hooker in the second half and Ben Bloom who scored the try of the game with a 60-metre break.”

Towards the end of the first half, Bishop Burton was in complete dominance. James Oliver scored a rare try before the break and there were more from Ryan Adamson and Josh Poskitt to create a 36-6 gap at half time.

The second half was awash with impressive Bishop scoring: tries from Poskitt, D’Arcy, Bloom and more from Price led the Academy team to a convincing final score victory and a College Rugby League Cup Final match where they’ll play New College Pontefract.

Man of the Match, Dylan Price, scorer of five tries, said, “In the first half I think we looked comfortable but there were definitely things we needed to improve on. We reacted much quicker in the second half.”

“It’s alright to score the tries but as long as everyone does their jobs, and we get through to the Final, that’s the main thing.”

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Moody & Elm On Target As Beverley Town Thrash Capital Crusaders


Moody & Elm On Target As Beverley Town Thrash Capital Crusaders

Beverley Town got one over on their neighbours from Walkington after they thumped Capital Crusaders 4-0 at Thurlow Avenue.

Adrian Elm and Nick Moody both got on the score sheet in the Hull Boys Sunday Football League encounter that also featured two own goals.

Victory sees Town open up a five point lead at the top of the table, but Moody says this win meant much more.

Speaking to after the match he said;

“Last time we played it was a 3-3 draw so to do them 4-0 is massive result. While we are all friends off the pitch on it we hate each other, we are big rivals.”

“Both teams and supporters and both managers have always wanted to beat each other in this game. With them in third place we knew a win was important so are delighted with the result and manor scoreline.”

Next up for Beverley Town is a trip to Cottingham Pavillion where they will face East Riding Rangers.

Final Score: Beverley Town FC 4 Capital Crusaders 0

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Triple Event Weekend for Beverley AC

Triple Event Weekend for Beverley AC

Triple Event Weekend for Beverley AC

A busy weekend for Beverley AC saw runners represent the club at 3 events, The East Hull 20, The Lincoln 10k and The Coniston 14 miles in The Lake District.

The East Hull 20 is very much seen as the ideal preparation for one of the year’s peak Marathon periods during April, culminating in The London Marathon on 26th April. It is a very well organised and popular race which attracts runners from far afield due to this timing. The race starts near Wilberforce College on Saltshouse Rd, takes a left towards Coniston, then left again, meeting up with the old Hornsea railway line.

At Arnold, a loop is taken to add to the miles, meeting back again at the same point and returning back along the line to Sutton and back onto Saltshouse Rd to the finish line at the East Hull Harriers Club House, where a welcome buffet is provided and runners mingle with friends and family to celebrate their achievement.

The race was blessed with sunshine, cool conditions and a minimal head breeze at the 10 mile turn, where conditions in past years have provided a stern head wind to battle with.

12 Beverley Runners were amongst the 421 finishers. Tim Davies continues to impress with a time of 2:01:24, coming 8th overall in a fast race won by Aaron Scott of Notts AC in 1:45:13. Next Beverley runner was Andrew Foster in the V50 group, posting a time of 2:33:26, giving an age grade approaching 70%, well above average. Laura Egan was first Beverley woman back, 21st woman overall in the V35 group, in 2:37:19.

Special mention goes to Mark Sykes-Cook, who was tripped by another runner around the 3 mile mark, sustaining marked facial, arm and leg injuries, only to scrape himself up and post a highly creditable 2:47:29. Ed Lisney was pleased with his time of 2:47:34 as was Andy Grainger, who is making a steady recovery from post Christmas illness, equalling his time last year in 3:03:34. The 3 will represent Beverley in the Brighton Marathon on April 12th.

Across the Humber, David Morrison and Lucas Meagor achieved PB’s in the Lincoln 10k. David’s time of 39:20 was 4 minutes faster than his previous 10k best and Lucas went under 40 mins for the 1st time in 39:43, beating his PB set in 2012. Alan Flint is recovering steadily from a long-term back injury and was getting nearer to his old self with a time of 46:44, giving him 6th in the M60 category.

Steve Evins produced another good performance with 41:28 and former Beverley headliner, Carla Stansfield, now with City of Hull, was first woman overall in a PB of 36:15.

Over in The Lake District, the annual club trip to The Coniston 14 saw 9 Beverley runners join the race for this scenic circuit of Lake Coniston. Apart perhaps for those with a real interest in winning it or taking prizes, this race is one which almost glides by as you cannot help but mentally pause to take in the beauty of the run, an experience which was enhanced by the sunny weather which was the backdrop to all 3 events.

Darren Rodmell was an amazing 29th overall, 5th in the M40+ category, in this competitive field with a PB of 1:28:30. Adrian Messingham was hot on Darren’s heels in 95th in a time of 1:36:11. Ultra runner Mike Blaymires turned up for a shorty in 1:46:52 and not far behind was Lucy Stamford, who was first Beverley woman in 1:54:42. Club Handicap winner, Frank Harrison was 2nd overall in the M75+ group in 2:41:58. Diane Coleman and Pete McNally both came in the top 10 in their age categories.

Coniston 14 times: Darren Rodmell 1:28:30, Adrian Messingham 1:36:11, Mike Blaymires 1:46:52, Lucy Stamford 1:54:42, Diane Coleman 1:59:42, Elaine Julian 2:22:24, Sarah Tock 2:38:21, Frank Harrison 2:41:58, Pete McNally 2:55:40

Lincoln 10k times: David Morrison 39:20, Lucas Meagor 39:43, Steve Evins 41:28, Alan Flint 46:44
East Hull 20 times: Tim Davies 2:01:24, Andrew Foster 2:33:26, Laura Egan 2:37:19, Jody Horth 2:39:37, Chris Peach 2:46:32, Mark Sykes-Cook 2:47:29, Ed Lisney 2:47:34, Paul Furness 2:57:50, Linda Wright 2:56:16, Chris Dunn 2:59:14, Andy Grainger 3:03:34, Lynne Stabler 3:23:41.

Report by Andrew Grainger

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