Beverley ARLFC: 2nd February 2022

The Blue and Golds are in action for the first time in 2022 this Saturday when they face Myton Warriors away at (2pm kick-off at Marist). It will be the club’s first pre-season workout ahead of the start of the campaign on March 5th.

A feeling of optimism was in the air at a recent pre-season meeting of the 48 NCL member clubs. The league management are hopeful that they can emerge from the pandemic with their first full and meaningful season since 2019.

The format will return to the established one of 3 up 3 down promotion and relegation between the 4 divisions. Of course the bottom division 3 will welcome 2 new members in the shape of Bentley and Seaton Rangers.

The new coaching duo of Trevor Penrose and Stu Smith have been encouraged by how the players have bought into their enthusiastic approach during the regular pre-season sessions at Longcroft. They expect to take a squad of around 20 to Myton with the customary unlimited substitutions at pre-season friendlies.

Nick Robinson