NEWSOME Panthers have created rugby league history after becoming the first junior amateur club to feature in the Rugby League World magazine.
And the Giants played a key role in making that happen.
The highly-respected RL publication were keen to pay tribute to one of the biggest clubs in the area, with over 150 players on their books.
In recent years the club have produced Giants’ Super League stars Leroy Cudjoe and Michael Lawrence, along with Widnes Vikings’ Phil Joseph and Hull FC’s Jason Crookes.
The feature also focuses on the club’s Under 12s, 13s, 15s and 16s and also reveals the Under 7s-9s have been training with Giants captain and inspirational half-back Danny Brough, whose son plays for the Sevens!
And with the input from the likes of Brough and former stars Darren Fleary and Anthony Farrell, it’s no surprise the Panthers are still producing players who have been offered Academy contracts with various Super League clubs.
The current crop include Liam Johnson (Giants), Harry Redfearn (Giants), Rob Denton (Bradford) and Jahmal Hunt (Wildcats).
On the back of the increased publicity, Newsome are hoping to see many more young players, boys and girls, joining their rugby league ‘family’ and learning new skills and having fun while playing what is a great sport.
The club welcome new players from all age groups, from Cubs (Under 6s) to Under18s.
To join any of the teams, just turn up at a training session or contact the appropriate coach (details on the club website www.newsomepanthers.co.uk).