RUGBY UNION : Gutsy Beavers U15s Beaten Driffield

RUGBY UNION : Gutsy Beavers U15s Beaten Driffield

RUGBY UNION : Gutsy Beavers U15s Beaten Driffield

Beverley Rugby Club under 15s despite putting in a gutsy performance were beaten by Driffield at Beaver Park.

Beverley were missing a host of players going into the game and soon found themselves 12 – 0 behind.
The home side did however get themselves back into the match with a converted try.

However, a solid performance by Driffield in the second half saw the visitors score a further 14 points to seal victory.

Final score: Beverley RUFC 7 Driffield RUFC 26

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Beverley Whitestar Coaching Team Acknowledged By Local FA

Beverley Whitestar Coaching Team Acknowledged By Local FA

Beverley Whitestar Coaching Team Acknowledged By Local FA

Beverley Whitestar volunteers were acknowledged by football coach Sam Lee from the East Riding County FA this week.

Sam who is an FA Skills Coach went to a training session at Beverley Grammar School to congratulate four of the club’s coaches who all achieved the level I coaching badge.

Working with local football a grassroots level, Sam is helped develop managers of the boys teams and ladies who work with girls in Beverley Whitestar’s Academy.

Robin Makey, Donna Wilkes, Laura McCoid and David Freeman, who was unable to attend, were also joined by Keira Backhouse, who is still at school who bserves coaching sessions held by Sam to develop her coaching.

Commenting on their achievements Sam said;

“Each coach has been very receptive to new ideas and they are passionate and committed to provide quality coaching to their players. As volunteers, coaches and role models they are doing a fantastic job.”

The Level 1 coaching badge (1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football) is the starting point for the vast majority of coaches and as such is by far the most popular course in the UK with literally hundreds of courses offered each year through local county FA’s.

Broken down into three sections, FA Emergency Aid, Safeguarding Children in Football and the coaching itself.

The first two sections are concerned with providing a safe, productive and enjoyable coaching and playing environment with very basic first aid included for obvious reasons.

Within the coaching section delegates learn theory, practical and assessment spending time in the classroom as well as on the training pitch.

Club administration also plays a key part as do the laws of the game, relationships with parents, training drills and an introduction to the FA’s Long Term Player Development Model.

New coaches gain a lots of useful techniques and information which they can then use to help build their clubs.

FA Skills Coach Sam Lee also runs an after school FA Skill Centre for 5-11 year old boys and girls at Longcroft School every Monday evening to further develop players skills. To enquire or book a place contact Sam Lee 07931126725.

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Tupai Looks To End Season On a High As Beavers Travel To Morley

Sandal Game Gives Us A Chance Right Some Wrongs Says Tupai

Sandal Game Gives Us A Chance Right Some Wrongs Says Tupaitupai

Beverley RUFC make the short trip up the M62 to play their final game in National North Three before being relegated along with their weekend opponents Morley.

The Beavers have endured a difficult season in terms of results however have been able to unearth some young talent within their junior ranks who have played with distinction during games they have appeared in.

Director of Rugby, Junior Tupai commented:

“It’s been a tough one after the last few years being promoted from North East Two and then finishing in the top four last year but at the same time, we’ve been able to develop some young players who have tasted a bit of National North rugby and have acquitted themselves really well. Ideally, this season was always going to be a bit early for them but due to injuries and unavailabilities, we’ve had to throw them in and they’ve done well”.

Morley have had a better season results wise having only been relegated in the last few weeks against Rossendale two weeks ago picking up 5 wins this season and have had a lot of success against Beverley on their home ground.

Tupai continued:

“For as long as I have been at the club, I have not won here at all and that’s about 8 years. I’m pretty confident, our record here previous to my arrival is pretty poor speaking to some of the supporters. Hopefully this Saturday, we can end the season on a high and also achieve what many Beverley teams have failed to do”.

Beverley will select from: A Ogilvie, K Renwick, M Shaw, A Meagre, R Powell, G Sayer, A Hart- Fisher, L Starbuck, R Vaux, J McKay, C Hancock, D Brant, A McPeake, I Archibald, R Murray, J Tupai, S Atiola, J Wright, R Davidson, P Wood, J Marrin, L Hazell, J Williams

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Mill Lane United Yellows Retain The League Cup

Mill Lane United Yellows Retain The League Cup

Mill Lane United Yellows Retain The League Cup

Mill Lane United Yellows U16 girls retained the League cup in a hard fought game against North Ferriby .

North Ferriby were winning the early exchanges , first into the tackle trying to gain the upper hand against the current league leaders .

The Yellows gradually got into the game with right winger Skyler McLeod causing problems everytime she took the ball down the wing creating chances in the Ferriby danger zone.

With Charlotte Holliday controlling the game from defence with some intelligent ball distribution the Yellows finally applied some pressure and took the lead after a fine strike from captain Emma Johnson after a pass from striker Morgan Nagee .

For the rest of the half saw chances created by both teams , but Mill Lane went in 1-0 leaders at half time. The second half saw the Yellows fast out of the blocks looking for that second vital goal, with Storr and McLeod creating havoc on their respective wings .

Chances were been created and only well organised defending kept the score at 1-0.

At the other end Ferriby were pressing and only good defending by Courtney Lees, Lucy Crockett, Jessica Pashby and Holliday kept them out ably assisted by goal keeper Lea Shalgosky .

With the central midfield of Neave Spriggs and Johnson starting to spread play from wing to wing finally the vital 2nd goal for the Yellows came , a surging run from Storr from half way found striker Marie Russell on the edge of the area , quickly getting the ball under control Russell released an inch perfect pass into the path of Tonya Storr who had continued her run to smash the ball home to make the score 2 nil to Mill Lane Yellows and put breathing space between the 2 teams.

Full credit to North Ferriby though who struck straight back with a superb 30yard free kick to set up a grandstand finish.

With the game on a knife edge the Yellows had to use all their experience to secure victory , as a Ferriby attack petered out Mill Lane Yellows quickly broke up field , quick passes out of defence through midfield released McLeod on another surging run and an inch perfect pass found Nagee to finish making  the game safe .

The final whistle blew a deserved 3 -1 victory and first trophy of the season to the Yellows . This was certainly not Mill Lane Yellows best performance of the season , but after a month without a competitive game they can be happy with the victory and look to an improved performance next Saturday as they look to secure their 7th successive league title.

Man of the matches went to Skyler McLeod for a brilliant performance on the right wing probing and causing problems throughout the 80minutes and midfielder Neave Spriggs who particularly in the second half dominated play in midfield stopping many Ferriby attacks.

Also special mention to Jessica Pashby and Charlotte Holliday for accomplished displays in unfamiliar central defensive rolls when covering for injured team members Amy Radford and Courtney McConville.

Final Score: Mill lNae United Yellows 3 North Ferriby United 1

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RUGBY UNION : Vorwerg Scores Five Tries as Beavers Beat Driffield

RUGBY UNION : Vorwerg Scores Five Tries as Beavers Beat Driffield

RUGBY UNION : Vorwerg Scores Five Tries as Beavers Beat Driffield

Beverley Rugby Club under 13s beat their Driffield counterparts 44 points to 12 this weekend at Beaver Park in an excellent good natured game.

Driffield showed their sporting side as they loaned Beverley two players in order for the game to be contested evenly, a gesture Beverley’s manager described as ‘rugby’s core values at their best.’

Star of the show for the Beavers was Harry Vorwerg who ran in five tries, while Archie Murdoch chipped in with two tries of his own as the home team claimed a well-deserved victory against Driffield.

Final Score: Beverley RUFC 44 Driffield RUFC 12


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New Structure Gives Beverley Chance To Be Promoted In To The Highest Level

New Structure Gives Beverley Chance To Be Promoted In To The Highest Level

New Structure Gives Beverley Chance To Be Promoted In To The Highest Level

Beverley Town Cricket club enter the 2015 season with an opportunity to be promoted in to the top flight of cricket in Yorkshire.

The new pyramid system that will be introduced for the 2016 season means that if Beverley finish in one of the top 5 positions of the York Senior League they will be part of the new ECB Yorkshire Premier Division. If successful, they will face opposition such as York, Harrogate, Scarborough and Yorkshire Academy.

This exciting new system will also give the winners of that league a chance to enter a play off system with neighbouring leagues and the resulting final will be played in Abu Dhabi.

Speaking to the captain of Beverley first team Jon Fisher, he said;

“This is the most exciting prospect to a season in Beverley’s history, the new structure will give us the chance to be promoted in to the highest level of amateur cricket.”

“This means we will be playing against some of the best players in the county. We have a crop of very talented young cricketers that I firmly believe can get us in to the new league.”

Beverley started the new season with a pre-season friendly to Yorkshire league opposition Cleethorpes.

Batting first, Beverley openers Ben Fish and Tony Spence started solidly with Ben Fish taking the initiative by striking 3 straight 6′s on his way to a very composed 71, Spence and in the incoming Olly Grantham were unfortunate not to score heavily against a fairly quick Cleethorpes attack.

Skipper Jonathan Fisher looked to be back to quick scoring runs on his way to 57 before being caught behind. Beverley’s innings somewhat fizzled out to 183 after a good platform was laid.

The second innings started with two young bowling prospects in Brad Graham and Kez Thompson, unfortunately neither making an early breakthrough but showing good signs of pace and movement. It was up to Jon fisher to make the breakthrough by clean bowling the cleethorpes skipper.

It was later in the innings when Kez Thompson claimed a couple of wickets but they came a fraction too late and cleethorpes took victory with a couple of overs to spare.

Beverley Town Cricket Club go for real this Saturday when the first team start their league campaign against Easingwold at home on.

The second team start their campaign under new skipper James Emery in Division 1 of the York Senior League, again this could be an exciting prospect for the seconds, if they can finish in the top 4 and the first team finish in the top 5 then both teams will be promoted to higher standards of cricket.

Beverley’s third team will again be led by Sam Welburn and they will be looking for more of the same from last year giving opportunities for young players coming through, the new league re-structuring for 2016 means there will be no relegation so it will allow the young ones to just play their cricket and develop their games.

Fisher added;

“The club is in a great position and welcomes new players and members to come down to Norwood Park and enjoy the atmosphere of great cricket.”

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Depleted Braves Show Efficiency As They Beat The Warriors

Depleted Braves Show Efficiency As They Beat The Warriors

Depleted Braves Show Efficiency As They Beat The Warriors

Despite having six players unavailable due to work commitments and holidays Beverley Braves under 12s did a thoroughly efficient job disposing of a hard working Warriors outfit who are finding it tough at present.

Four first half tries, none of which were improved, got the Braves off to a flier. All the tries were well constructed and involved some great ball movement from halves Joe McCabe and Charlie Gay after some outstanding work through the middle from Josh Hamlyn, Adam Greenwood, Isaac Merryweather and man of the match loose forward Alex Nuttall.

The second half went the same as the first but not before some spirited resistance from Myton, unfortunately they had to get thru second row Ellis Gaden and Hamlyn to make any headway so progress was limited as they put in a big stint in defense.

Eventually the floodgates opened in the last 10 and a further three tries and two Goals from the impressive Owen Miller completed the scoring.

Coach Craig Collins said;

“Seize today, and put as little trust as possible in tomorrow.”

In a game where many boys played very well special mention must go to the Nuttall twins, Miller and centre Matthew Cook who scored his first try for the club.

Final Score: Myton Warriors 0 Beverley Braves 32 | Reported by David Walker

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Lee Phipps Claims Sixth Spot in Hornsea

Lee Phipps Claims Sixth Spot in Hornsea

Lee Phipps Claims Sixth Spot in Hornsea

Athletes from local running clubs and from further afield gathered at Great Hatfield last Sunday to take part in the Hornsea 1/3 Marathon.

This annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care. There was a record of 353 finishers this year, which included 23 Beverley AC runners.

Weather for this year’s race was cool, but the threatened showers held off providing reasonably good but windy running conditions over the 8.74 mile undulating rural course on country lanes around Great Hatfield. The race was the British Open National Championships for this distance, and was also the third designated handicap race for Beverley AC.

First Beverley runner to cross the line was Lee Phipps who finished in 52:16, taking a creditable 6th place overall. He was followed by Darren Edge, who is running very strongly at the moment, and who took 2nd place in his V45-49 age group with a time of 55:01, and in 14th place overall. Edge took over half a minute from his time in the same race last year. The third Beverley man to finish was David Morrison, recording 58:51, for a good 31st position.

Of Beverley’s women, Samantha Allen was first to finish, as 7th fastest female runner in a time of 1:04:25, fast enough to claim first prize for her FV40-44 age group. Zoe Dale was next to finish, crossing the line in 1:06:58. She was followed by Miranda Hunt, clocking 1:07:36.

The winner of the men’s race once again was Phill Taylor of Bridlington Road Runners, who finished in 48:47. Carla Stansfield also repeated her win of the previous year, running now for her new club, City of Hull AC. She crossed the line in 55:14, well over a minute faster than her time the previous year.

Further afield, two Beverley AC runners took part in the Brighton Marathon, both going under the four hour mark in their debut at this distance. Edd Lisney and Mark Sykes Cook crossed the line together in 3:56:08, placing in the top 15% of around 19,000 runners.

Beverley AC finishing times at Hornsea: Lee Phipps; 52:16; Darren Edge 55:01; David Morrison 58:51; Lucas Meagor 1:00:32; Stephen Peacock 1:00:46; Steve Parkinson 1:01:11; Samantha Allen 1:04:25; Jody Horth 1:04:50; Zoe Dale 1:06:58; Miranda Hunt 1:07:36; David Feasey 1:09:30; Dianne Coleman 1:10:01; Stephen Dale 1:10:32; Allison Stabler 1:16:35; Adrian Holland 1:16:55; Stephen Ogden 1:18:49; David Robinson 1:19:09; Elaine Julian 1:22:40; Christine Whitehouse 1:26:54; Penny Booth 1:29:00; Kay Farrow 1:30:37; John Boardley 1:32:36; Catriona Williamson 1:35:53

Report by Lewis Holloway

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False Start : Blue & Golds New Season Put On Ice

False Start : Blue & Golds New Season Put On Ice

False Start : Blue & Golds New Season Put On Ice

The blue and golds were left kicking their heels last weekend when the start to the season was delayed.

Their opponents Oulton Raiders pulled out of the fixture before Friday lunchtime, which under league rules means that it is re-arranged for later in the season rather than conceded.

The incident was a reminder of some of the teething troubles that the fledgling league may experience until things ‘bed in’.

Pat Howdle decided to put his charges through a training session last Saturday instead. This Saturday Beverley ARLC are at home to Milford Marlins 2.30pm at the Beverley Leisure Centre with a few new face likely to be on show.

They have confirmed new signings of in the shape of ex-Beverley Braves Ash Rout, Sam Roe, Dominic Harrison and also Matt O’Neil.

A couple more signings are likely to be confirmed soon in a busy fortnight of recruitment.

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RUGBY LEAGUE : Beverley Braves Ease To Victory Against Myton


RUGBY LEAGUE : Beverley Braves Ease To Victory Against Myton

Once again, the Beverley Braves under 13s were struggling for numbers due to injuries, other commitments and holidays and kicked off at Myton Warriors with just 12 men.

However, this was not evident as they started the game confidently with a good first set finishing with a kick down field on the back of the strong wind followed by a strong defensive set against a much, much bigger Myton side.

With just under five minutes on the clock, Beverley had their first real attack with the ball going right before William Wallis cut back inside to score to the right of the uprights and with Jack Turner’s conversion it was a good start for the Braves.

Soon after it was 12-0, Wallis once again racing through after some good build up work and Turner’s conversion. Scrum half Lewis Egan was in the thick of things revelling in the space he found between the giants of the Myton pack and with this freedom and the darting runs of Turner from dummy half Beverley looked set for a convincing victory. Myton had other ideas however, and after a couple of chances went begging for Beverley Myton got on a roll.

Up to this point Beverley’s defence, despite the obvious difference in size had coped well. Led by Ethan Rowbotham and ably assisted by Oliver Gresswell and Joe Dennis, Myton were kept in check, in fact, Dennis had an immense game in defence, topping the tackle count with a huge workload.

Matt Brown and Josh Pearson took the ball up well to give Beverley good field position but all this time the Braves were playing one man down. Soon the cavalry arrived in the shape of Henry Hughes, who gamely played more than half this match in the unfamiliar position of centre despite having played rugby union earlier in the day.

Things started to a little wrong for the Braves towards the end of the first half and with Myton getting a couple of penalties they managed to force over for a well-deserved  try on the stroke of half-time. It meant the Braves would turn around into the wind for the second half with just an eight-point  breathing space.

This margin was just four points early in the second half as once again on the back of a string of penalties Myton forced their way over and the game was any bodies, certainly the Myton lads could sense a chance for their first victory of the season, having pressurised the Beverley line earlier only for full back Ben Hodder to coolly take the kick on his own line. At one-point  Beverley were down to eleven with injuries and a sin binning, but they gamely kept plugging away.

Marcus Walker’s towering kick off was left to bounce before being fielded by Myton only for a strong Ryan Deane and Hughes tackle putting the Myton player in to touch. This turned the games momentum William Kirkup had a fantastic jinking run halted just short of the line and soon after the ball was worked right again and Wallis dummied before crashing over, the conversion was missed but Beverley had some breathing space again at 8-16.

Myton were not done though and after another strong attack, the kick rolled out of touch in goal, quick-thinking  standoff  Walker, a constant thorn in the Myton side, raced to the 20 metre took the tap and with the majority of the Warriors side up the field to chase the original kick he had a clear run to touch down.

80 metres further up the field, Walker converted his own try it was now.

8-22 and the Braves were home and dry. This was not the end of the scoring though as Walker took the line on again, slipped the ball to the supporting Man of the Match Wallis, who this time was provider by putting the supporting Rowbotham over for a well deserved try.

Final Score:  Myton Warriors  8 Beverley Braves 26

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