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The death has been announced of Geoff Lawn, known to many of us as father of our former captain and coach, John Lawn, and grandfather to two of our most promising young players, Will and Charlie, whose careers he followed so closely.

We send our deepest condolences to his widow Margaret and to John, Lynne, Will and Charlie.…

This week’s guest on “meet the Green Machine” is John Sykes.

Although known officially as our Health and Safety officer, John is much more than that and, over the past year, his contribution to the club has been nothing short of outstanding. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude (or at least a beer or two!). As H&S guru, John has been critical to our Covid response, whether in establishing protocols for clubhouse use and operation or working closely with our medical team and coaches at all ages to make sure that our protocols for Covid-secure training have been …

This week’s guest on “Meet the Green Machine” is our club doctor, Dr. Sam Lyles. In addition to his Saturday duties pitchside with the 1st XV, Sam leads our outstanding medical team and, as our designated “RugbySafe” lead, has overall responsibility for medical provision across the whole club. Definitely one of our key unsung heroes.

1.       How long have you been involved with the club?

36 years! Dad took me to Keighley RUFC when I was about 6 and I hated every minute. But I became good friends with Sam McGuinn at primary school and he brought me up to …

Scotland legend John Jeffrey thanks both Robin Hargreaves and Duncan Bullough for their fabulous fundraising efforts towards the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

To date they have raised a total of £8,390 in memory of our former outstanding player and charismatic character Chris Davies, who died from MND at the tragically young age of 40.

A huge well done to both of you also from the club, and you can still donate to either if you wish and via the links below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robin-hargreaves or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/duncanbullough. …

Second in our series of profiles of key members of the Green Machine is hooker Dan Stockdale – believed to be the first 4th generation Wharfedale player and in contention with Jimmy Bullough to be the father of the first 5th generation Green.

  1. How long have you been involved with the club?

Until this season – where I am ready and waiting – I had played in the green shirt of Wharfedale every year for 24 years.

  1. What’s the day job?

Sheep and beef farmer on the family farm in Burnsall.

  1. Who’s at home?

Wife Julie and two boys – …

Three long-standing members of the Wharfedale family have raised an astonishing £22,000 for two richly-deserving charities.

Duncan Bullough and Robin Hargreaves have raised over £7,000 for the MyName’5Doddie Foundation’s work on Motor Neurone Disease, in memory of our former outstanding player and charismatic character Chris Davies, who died from MND at the tragically young age of 40.

In a 35-day challenge timed to finish on Saturday for KO in the 150th anniversary Calcutta Cup match, Robin rowed over 200km on his rowing machine while Duncan ran 10km every day, finishing on 356km. A wonderful effort by both these guys, neither …

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