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Last Man Standing Fundraising
How well do you know Rugby League ? can you predict the teams that
are going to win over the last 9 weeks of the Super League regular season
? Yes? then you could be our Last Fan Standing? There's a first prize
of up to £500 ( depending on number of entries ) for the winners of
Trust in Havens New fundraise Last One standing. If you call yourself
a Rugby League fan and you know the Super League and think you can predict
the winner of just one game each week, then this is the competition
for you.Entry fee is just £10 and you can sign up by visiting the Trust
in Haven Website http://trustinhaven.com/last-fan-standing/
and Making payment via debit card, credit card or paypal on the link
provided. Alternatively, you can print off the a pdf version of the
entry ,contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy , complete
and post back to TIH Last One Standing, c/o Whitehaven RLFC , Recreation
Ground, Coach road , Whitehaven ,CA28 9DD along with payment by cheque
or postal order. A full list of the rules can be found on each version
of the entry form. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 24th May¬ 2017.Make
sure you enter today. Our search has begun . . .
Summer training Camp 2015
a Massive Help on the field and off...
WHITEHAVEN are launching a new pink kit - which they'll
wear during their next big game on Sky TV.
launch takes place this evening(May26) at The Recreation Ground, from
viewers of Sky's Championship coverage will have seen Haven's teenage
scrum-half Gregg McNally's unusual celebration of his scores against
Widnes in their last Sky game. As the Sky reporters at the game explained
- Gregg was dedicating the scores to his grandfather, who sadly passed
away after being treated for cancer at The West Cumberland Hospital.
the club is helping Gregg raise funds and awareness for the hospital's
Henderson Suite, by playing in a pink kit. The shirts will be worn in
the Cumbrian derby against Barrow at The Recreation Ground on July 16,
before being auctioned off. All the money from the auction, and from
a bucket collection on the night, will be donated to the hospital. Gregg
said: "I hope people can donate as much as they are able to, in
order to make the ward as comfortable as possible for people who go
there for treatment. Recently, my granddad was treated at the hospital
and the staff did a great job of looking after him, as I'm sure they
do with everyone.
brings it home when it's your own family - but they do that work all
year, and it could be your granddad or father or child, that's why I
think it is important to help the ward improve the facilities. Our fans
are great and I'm sure the appeal will get a lot of support."
The idea came from Unique Sport's owner Billy Rudd, who supplies Haven's
kit and who has also had family and friends treated at the ward. This
seasons shirt sponsors, including Eilbeck's motors, SEL and Nuclear
Management Partners, have volunteered to pay extra to the charity to
have their names on the new shirts for the match.
shirts will also be on sale at Unique Sports, in Whitehaven - with all
profits going to the ward.
Northern Cup visits Jericho School
of Dreams 2007/8 ?
Plans by architects Day Cummins for
two new stands for the Recreation Ground.
Haven stars of Future beat Wigan
Greg McNally collected a personal haul of 16 points as Whitehaven just
edged Wigan outfit Deanery in the Boys' Year Eleven North West Counties
Final of the Carnegie Champion Schools Tournament. But it was a tremendous
late defensive rally that clinched the victory for the Cumbrians as
Deanery desperately searched for a winning score
inside a frantic final ten minutes. Whitehaven withstood raid after
raid and showed superb spirit to battle their way to victory. Deanery
centre Liam Taylor had fired his side ahead after just three minutes
with a pacy burst down the left touchline before wrong-footing
Whitehaven full-back Karl Olstrum to cross under the sticks. But the
Cumbrians kept their composure and soon hit back. First McNally's clever
chip was hacked forward by Sean Fitzsimons before being gathered by
the second-row over the line, then McNally himself crossed with a dart
from dummy-half. Quick tries from Liam Waterworth and Steven Wright
restored Deanery's lead by the half-time break as they held a slender
16-12 advantage. However, Adam Ramsden's double quickly followed the
restart and Whitehaven had regained control.
Jordan Boon showed great awareness with a quickly-taken tap penalty
near the Whitehaven line to level the scores at 22-22. But McNally's
second and his subsequent conversion proved just enough, with Scott
Leatherbarrow's missed conversion to Tom Clark's late
effort proving crucial.
1 Karl Olstrum
2 Adam Russell
3 Darren Seeds
4 Adam Ramsden
5 Stewart George
6 Ross Gainford
7 Greg McNally
8 Drew Dalton
9 Ryan Balman
10 Phillip Stewart
11 Sean Fitzsimons
12 Curtis Pattinson
13 Michael Lithgow
14 James Donaldson
15 Steven Nelson
16 Jack Telford
17 Robert Smith
Fitzsimons (11), McNally (14, 49), Ramsden (35, 41)
Goals: McNally (4/5)
Haven joins Save Hospital March
Whitehaven chairman Des Byrne and
the squad joined the 3,000 marchers at a Whitehaven News Save our Hospital
Services march on Saturday December 9 2006.
On the day Haven beat visting Leigh
(June 2006) Charles Maudling won £10,000 in the club's annual
Big Prize draw.
WHITEHAVEN have appointed the clubs
first full-time development officer Alan Davidson on a three-year contract
. Davidson, a former Haven hooker and Kells and Maryport coach in the
Cumberland League, has switched from a job with Allerdale Council where
he was the boroughs RL development officer. Davidson will be responsible
for Havens extensive schools and community projects, as well as
developing pre and post-match entertainment at the Recreation Ground.
Haven targeted 24 primary schools in Copeland for visits
this year, with almost 1,000 youngsters undergoing rugby training, spearheaded
by Aussie scrum-half Joel Penny before his end-of-season switch to Halifax.
And the additional funding, from SportsMatch and club sponsors B &
H Motors and Washington International will allow Haven to expand the
scheme in the new year. "We are looking intially to make one full-time
with hopefully two part-time appointments to help us deliver the next
stage of the community programme," said Haven Director, Dave Farrell.
"The benefit of the schools work is self-evident and we can now
push forward with additional people, making the programme bigger and
better in 2006. "We've done some really good work in the schools.
It keeps the profile of the club high with young people. They are our
future and we have to invest in them. The work we are doing is reflected
in the age profile at our home games." Haven recorded a rise in
home attendances for a fifth consecutive season in
2005, with their Recre average topping 2,100 last term. In one major
scheme, Haven players targeted schools in outlying areas, including
Seascale, Gosforth, Beckermet, Lamplugh and Ennerdale. "These are
relatively small schools that don't get that much of a chance to get
involved in sport - and they embraced it," Farrell added. "We
were also involved in the British Nuclear Group's Science Week, with
coaches Steve McCormack and Peter Smith putting together a really good
package at the Recreation Ground, showing the benefits of exercise.
Our best young fan 2005
LHF Healthplan voted Bradley Halcrow
(7), from Kells as the most dedicated supporter, with his tale of fanatical
devotion. Bradley attends every match, he is the team mascot and goes
to every team training session to encourage the players through hail,
rain or snow. As part of his prize, Peter and the Most Dedicated
Fans from the other National League One and Two sides were introduced
on the pitch at the weekend to the crowd at the LHF Healthplan National
League Grand Final at The Halton Stadium, Widnes and will each receive
an exclusive signed shirt and ball for their beloved team.
In 2005 WHITEHAVEN have landed a £50,000 jackpot to develop the
clubs community work over the next 12 months. The award was made possible through a combined
donation of £25,000 from loyal Haven backers Washington Group
International and B&H Motors, with the governments Sportsmatch
scheme adding the same sum. The cash will enable the club to visit every
primary school in Copeland over the next year to spread the RL gospel.
Haven secretary Dave Farrell praised Thompson and player performance
boss Gary Hewer for their work in developing the successful Sportsmatch
bid, which required matching funding from the club to be successful.
Copeland Mayor Bill says
Thanks for 60 years of RL
In December 2004 Bill Southward,
the Mayor presented Whitehaven RL board and players with a certificate
in Thanks for 60 years helping put Whitehaven and Copeland on the map.
Academy & Community News
Coach Steve MacCormack has
confrimed that Haven are to start the junior Under 18 Academy side in
the coming 2005 season.
WHITEHAVEN'S scholarship scheme
doing better than ever. Dozens of the clubs youngsters were selected
for county action.
Haven scholarship kids have been picked to represent Cumbria at under-13,
under-14 and under-15 level in a regional carnival at St Helens
in September, with the likes of Lancashire, Yorkshire, London and the
South and Wales all taking part.
Welcome backing from GenII
Training group Gen II have backed both the Haven and Town Academy teams
with £2,000 in sponsorship help....
Haven 60-6 Town
June 16 2002
Town were anihalated at the Recreation ground this sunday. Tries came
from Scott Lofthouse, Darren King (2), John Lebbon (3), Dexter Miller
(3), Gary Smith (2), Liam Hall and Paul Telford.
The Academy squad with mascot Gary Hewer!
are: Scott Kenmare, Keith Campbell, John Lebbpn, Grant Dryden, David Whithorn,
Stuart Pickering, Ben Prince, Scott Lofthouse, Ryan Robb, Tony Gregg,
Matt Whalley, Darren King, Craig Dixon, Dexter Miller, Dean Burgess, Ryan
Campbell, Scott Burgess, Grant McLaughlin, David Dickinson and Liam Hall.
Workington Town 31 Whitehaven 20
This was an evenly contested game , that was spoiled by the windy
With the advantage of a strong wind Haven established a 12 point lead
in the first quarter with tries through winger Keith Campbell and full
back Scott Kenmare plus goals from Gary Smith and Tony Gregg.
After that eased off and allowed Town to score three converted tries so
that by half time they led by 18-12 pts
Another town six pointer just after the restart could have opened the
floodgates but our lads dug deep came back into the game Fine breaks from
Dexter Miller and Scott Lofthouse set up god attacking positions as we
scored two further tries from centre Ben Prince and Stuart Pickering to
make the final score 31-20
writes Dave Farrell
WHITEHAVEN newly revived Academy team
scored their first win of the season when they beat Keighley 48-10 at
The Recreation Ground on Sunday.(May 19 2002)
Winger David Whitworth notched up a hat-trick of tries, with Matt Whalley
and Ryan Robb adding two each and Dean Burgess one. Robb also landed eight
First team stand byes Ryan Campbell, Darren King, Dean Burgess and Egremont's
John Lebbon all featured in the Haven side. As the first team rests up
for the big derby, the Academy are also visiting Town Academy on Saturday,
1pm kick-off at Derwent Park