Newsome Panthers Under 13 | 2014

About Newsome Panthers ARLFC

At Newsome Panthers ARLFC, we pride ourselves in being able to offer accessible rugby league to all walks of life within the local community.  We have strived as a club to support the local community for the last 27 years.  We focus on offering an opportunity for children of all ages, genders and ability to get involved in the sport, both on and off the pitch. 

Birth of the Panthers

In 1995, as the Newsome Magpies open age team disbanded, Paul and Gail Brick with the help of a number of willing parents launched a junior section that once up and running would provide a regular supply of able players to the open age team. Due to league rules the name ‘Magpies’ could not be used. The first official committee meeting was held on Monday 23 October 1995 and the name Panthers was adopted, and the club was born.

The new junior club was still to be based at the Fountain Inn and with home games played at Newsome High School and Sports College. The first season saw an under 9 and an under 11 team enter the West Riding league. As the players in these initial teams got older and the teams moved up through the age groups they were replaced by a steady stream of younger players to the point where the Panthers now have a team for children of all ages above 7 years old in one of their eleven junior teams. In the 2006–2007 season the Panthers had over 180 junior members.

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