As we anticipate the release of 1st XV fixtures for next season by the NCA, here is what has been agreed so far for pre-season activity for you to put in your diaries:
22 May Harrogate (Away)
5 June Harrogate (Home)
It is hoped that both these fixtures will be “whole club” events with matches proposed at Colts, 2nd/3rd XV and 1st XV squad level to reward the players for their commitment back in training and to give all our supporters a couple of great rugby days before the summer. There will then be a break until pre-season proper starts in early July with the following fixtures in the build up to the new season which is expected to start on time on Saturday 4 September.
19 August Foresters v Burnley (Home) on a Thursday evening with possibly a Colts fixture as well
21 August 1st XV v Otley (Away) – a long-awaited trip to Cross Green for possibly the last time with Otley understood to be expecting to relocate by the end of 2021
26 August Foresters v North Ribblesdale (Away) – a traditional summer fixture again on a Thursday evening
We can’t wait to see everybody back at the Avenue for some rugby! Any further news, including posible club participation in a potential Sevens tournament at Tynedale on 31 July, will be announced as soon as available.