25th September 2017, 16:57 | Community

Club of the Week | Siddal RL

Club of the Week | Siddal RL

Their under 23s are Champions of Yorkshire...

Siddal are this week's Club of the Week after their Under 23s became Yorkshire Men's League champions on Saturday.

While the club's first team have stormed to a second-successive League Leaders' crown in the National Conference League, their Academy have enjoyed a fine year in the Yorkshire Men's League Premier Division.

They finished second in the top tier, losing just four times, while finishing second only behind Batley Boys, who won all 16 of their regular season games in 2017.

The team, which was created by the club in an effort to bridge the gap between youth Rugby League and Open Age, has proven to be a huge success.

They won the Division 1 title in 2015, and a ten-game winning run in mid-season helped them ease into the play-off spots.

Dom Booth proved to be the star of the show on Saturday, bagging a hat-trick of tries and the Man of the Match Award as Siddal led led 10-6 at the break.

Matty Prest also scored twice, including a second-half stunner, as Conner MacCallum rounded off the scoring.

Siddal's successful Academy side are one of four sides who represent the club in Open Age competitions, with their under 19s - Academy A - enjoying seven wins from 12 games and reaching the semi-finals in their NCL Alliance 1 campaign this year.

They also have a winter Pennine League team, while the club's NCL squad, who captured the imagination in their Challenge Cup clash with Toronto Wolfpack back in February, are gearing up for a qualifying semi-final tie with Thatto Heath Crusaders on October 14 as they go in search on back-to-back Grand Final wins.

Siddal are one of the country's biggest sports clubs, hosting over 400 players across all age groups.

They are always on the lookout for new players at all levels. To find out more, click HERE.