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2010
June 2010
The world of rugby league was in mourning after the murder of former Whitehaven and Workington Town star Garry Purdham, one of the 12 victims claimed by gunman Derrick Bird.

April 2010 : Boss Ged Stokes has penned a two-year contract extension that ties him to Whitehaven until the end of 2012.


January: Championship side Whitehaven have parted company with 24 year old winger Ade Adebisi by mutual consent.Adebisi ran in 22 tries in 30 matches for Haven during his first campaign, but made just 19 appearances last season.

 

Performance statistics for Whitehaven's players during the 2009 season

It is four points for a try, two for a goal and one for a drop kick. The points column shows the player's aggregate score.

* includes non-playing sub.
Apps* Tries Goals Drops Pts
Craig Benson 16 3 0 0 12
Craig Calvert 21 17 0 0 68
Rob Jackson 21 8 0 0 32
Derry Eilbeck 15 7 0 0 28
Ade Adebisi 19 10 0 0 40
Carl Rudd 21 3 23 2 60
Leroy Joe 25 4 3 0 22
Marc Jackson 17 1 8 0 20
Graeme Mattinson 17 4 0 0 16
Karl Edmondson 26 2 0 0 8
Howard Hill 14 0 0 0 0
Spencer Miller 25 1 0 0 4
Scott McAvoy 21 7 0 0 28
Danny Barker 6 0 0 0 0
Ryan McDonald 11 0 0 0 0
Andy Gorski 24 7 0 0 28
John Walker 0 0 0 0 0
John Patrick 10 5 0 0 20
Taani Lavulavu 5 1 0 0 4
Matt Tunstall 11 0 0 0 0
Marc Shackley 5 0 0 0 0
Gregg McNally 24 25 73 0 246
Dan Russell 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Theoharous 23 5 0 0 20
Marc Bainbridge 6 1 10 0 24
Chris Smith 18 5 0 0 20
Tyrone Dalton 6 0 0 0 0
Kyle Amor 26 7 0 0 28
Ryan Campbell 4 0 0 0 0
Daniel Smith 6 0 0 0 0
Dexter Miller 14 2 0 0 8
Karl Long 3 0 0 0 0
Tane Manihera 2 0 1 0 2
John Lebbon 6 1 0 0 4
Paul Ballard 9 7 0 0 28
Soni Radovanovic 4 0 0 0 0
Scott Lofthouse 1 0 0 0 0
Andy Thornley 5 1 0 0 4
Reece Fox 1 0 0 0 0

2009 Squad Contracts
(Renewal dates in brackets, courtesy of J Flanagan and others on the message board)

Ade Adebisi (2010)
Kyle Amor (2010)
David Ford (2009)
Karl Edmonson (2009)
Howard Hill (2010)
Rob Jackson (2010)
Greame Mattinson (2009)
Scott McAvoy (2009)
Ryan McDonald (2010)
Gregg McNally (2009)
Dexter Miller (2010)
Spencer Miller (2009)
John Patrick (2010)
Carl Rudd (2009)
Daniel Russell (2009)
John Walker (2009)
u21s under contract
Paul Lancaster - 2009
John Lebbon - 2009
Marc Bainbridge - 20009
Andrew Jones - 2009
Danny Barker - 2009
Chris Smith - 2009
Marc Shackley - 2009
Adam Ramsden - 2009
Michael Lithgow - 2009

 

Sept 2009
Whitehaven have signed Aussie playmaker Dylan Skee on a two-year contract.
Scott McAvoy(23) has set the ball rolling as the first of Whitehaven’s star names to commit to a fresh deal for 2010 and beyond. Also Graeme Mattinson is a happy hooker after penning a fresh two-year deal with Whitehaven....

Ex-Cockermouth amateur John Patrick is also to return to the pro ranks with Whitehaven next season.
July 2009
WHITEHAVEN have signed Hensingham’s amateur international starlet Reece Fox on a two-year professional deal.

April 2009
Whitehaven have signed BARLA Great Britain tourist Bradd Crellin on a two-year pro deal.

Bradd CrellinCrellin, 19, has been a regular for amateur outfit Millom in National Conference Division One, often turning out at centre for his home town club, though Haven see him as a back-rower.


23 Jan 2009 - Whitehaven have swooped to sign highly rated Jamie Theoharous from Penrith Panthers on a one year contract with the option to extend for a further year. Jamie had played with the Emu Plains in Sydney Australia. The 21 one year old lock holds an EU passport so does not count towards the quota. He scored 6 tries in 24 games for the Panther's Under 20's in the Toyota National Youth Cup last season.
Whitehaven have also February 2009 signed Carl Stephenson, one of the county’s brightest teenage talents, on a three-year professional contract.


Meanwhile
Whitehaven RLFC are set to make a little RL history. They are bringing 20 year old Serbian forward Soni Radonovic from Belgrade to the Recreation Ground. Whitehaven officials have worked for several weeks to secure Soni's signature and coach Ged Stokes was keen to express his gratitude to the Operations Dept. at the RFL for all their help with the paperwork. "Soni is a good player and he may well be good enough for the top of the Championship. He is a strong runner, passer and particularly tackler. He has played in all of the last 12 Serbian international games including the World Cup qualifiers and it really is gratifying when a player like Soni comes through from a country which is one of the emerging nations in RL. I am sure the fans in West Cumbria will give him a big welcome." The Whitehaven club hope to have the Serbian in their team a week on Sunday when a full strength Bradford Bulls are the visitors to the Recreation Ground.


17 Dec 2008 - Whitehaven Rugby League club have been affected by a new policy ruling from the United Kingdom Border Agency.

The Agency has ruled that no overseas amateurs can play for professional or semi-professional sporting clubs.Anyone holding working holiday , student or other temporary visas will not be allowed to register with sporting bodies such as the Rugby Football League.

This ruling will have consequences for many sporting clubs but particularly in Rugby League where arcane and convoluted rules already exist depending on the parentage, birthplace and the passport of the individual.

Whitehaven are very disappointed that they will have to release scrum half Danny Russell. Russell, signed from Gateshead in the close season, has not pulled on a Whitehaven shirt yet but he will be caught in the ruling.

Whitehaven coach Ged Stokes said, “This is an extremely disappointing ruling and I feel sorry for Danny on a personal level. The lad was looking forward to putting his talent on show and now he will be denied that opportunity. However, if this ruling is the same for all clubs at all levels then I cannot complain.”
Chairman, Gordon Grace commented, “I am particularly concerned about Danny on a personal level. He is a cracking scrum half and he will be a sad loss. As a club we will support him and do all that we can to ease the situation for him. I also feel sorry for our fans who were looking forward to seeing Danny in the No. 7 shirt”

Young Danny Bower

Has signed in December 08 on a two-year professional contract.
The prop, from Millom, featured for Haven’s reserve-grade last term at just 16, and boss Ged Stokes reckons he has plenty of potential.

New Kiwi signing Taani Lavulavu will kick-start his career with Whitehaven and the prop should run out in the Xmas Derby.

Official squad listings for 2009


1 Craig Benson
2 Craig Calvert
3 Rob Jackson
4 Derry Eilbeck
5 Ade Adebisi
6 Carl Rudd
7 Leroy Joe
8 Marc Jacskon
9 Graeme Mattinson
10 Karl Edmonson
11 Howard Hill
12 Spencer Miller
13 Scott McAvoy
14 Danny Barker
15 Ryan McDonald
16 Andy Gorski
17 John Walker
18John Patrick
19 Kyle Amor
20 Marc Bainbridge
21 Taani LavuLavu
22 Matt Tunstall
23 Marc Shackley
24 Gregg McNally
25 Dan Russell


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2001-2002 Season
Players' points scored throughout the season. If any officials or players think we have got the final tally wrong please email the webmaster.

Player
S.Kirkbride
P.O'Neil
D.Seeds
A.Lester
H.Hill
M.Jackson
L.Joe
S.Miller
J.Wignall
R.Campbell
G.Morton
L.Kiddie
I.Devlin
C.Walsh
M.Cox
A.Nelson
M.Wallace
W.Wilson
P.Shewen
R.Purdham
W.Wilson
G.Purdham
J.Roach
D.Vaughan
G.Smith
C.McKinney
L. Smith
D.King
Hutton
T.Cunningham
D.Fatialofa
W.Stevens
R.Jackson
Tries
8
4
23
14
7
6
11
5
0
3
7
2
1

2

7
4
1
4
0
3

1
1
2
13
1
2
2
2
1
3
goals
55
49
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
d. goals
2
0
0


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1
points
144
114
92
56
28
23
45
20
0
12
28
8
4
0
8
0
28
16
4
17
0
12
0
4
4
8
46
4
8
8
8
4
12
2000-2001 Season
Player
S.Kirkbride
P.O'Neil
D.Seeds
A.Lester
H.Hill
M.Jackson
L.Joe
S.Miller
J.Wignall
C.Campbell
G.Morton
L.Kiddie
I.Devlin
C.Walsh
M.Cox
A.Nelson
M.Wallace
W.Wilson
P.Shewen
R.Purdham
W.Wilson
G.Purdham
J.Roach
D.Vaughan
Tries
4
6
16
16
9
4
9
7
5
4
4
3
5
3
1
1
5
0
3
7
0
2
2
1
goals
60
29
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
drop goals
5
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
points
132
86
64
64
36
35
39
28
20
16
16
13
20
12
4
4
20
2
12
31
2
8
8
4



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