As club chairman at Thatto Heath Crusaders I'm extremely proud that our under 18's team are in the Gillette Conference Youth League Grand Final this week against Ince Rose Bridge, Wigan. This follows on from a fantastic win over the weekend against Wigan St Judes by 30 points to 24.
This is a just reward for all the players and coaching staff of Jimmy Waterworth , Colin Phillips, Carl Cooper and Darren Blanchfield and the Team Manager Perry Kenyon for all the hard work put in over the last couple of years.
The Conference Youth League is the hardest and most competitive at under 18's rugby league level. The players have worked hard, achieved their goals set out by the coaching staff and are playing at levels expected of them and from a top amateur rugby league side with massive ambitions.
This is the first Grand Final of the summer era so it would be a fantastic achievement if Thatto Heath Crusaders could win the game and follow on from the success of our open age team winning the Hattons Solicitors National Conference League Grand Final earlier on in the year.
The club is making massive strides both on and off the field of play and we would like to thank the fans and spectators who have turned out each week and gave the players lots of support and encouragement.
Working with Hattons I regularly see how sponsorship plays a big part in their investment as they support local clubs, schools and charities in the local community. Hattons are Thatto Heath's main club sponsor and continue to play a valuable role in the success of the team.
The Grand Final will be played at Big Fellas Stadium which is Featherstone Rovers home ground on Friday 7th October with a 7.30pm kick off.
We would ask for as much support as possible in the Grand Final so we can hopefully win and be crowned champions.
Written by Mike Denning- Business & Development Manager for Hattons Solicitors and Chairman of Thatto Heath Crusaders
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