Hensingham ARLFC

Hensingham ARLFC is an amateur Rugby league club based in Whitehaven. Founded in 1900, It wasn't until 1920 that the Club changed its allegiances to Rugby League. Hensingham are one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country. They now play their rugby in the NCL Division Three.[1][2][3][4]

Hensingham ARLFC
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Club information
Full nameHensingham
Amateur Rugby League Football Club
Colours  Black
  Red
Founded1900; 121 years ago (1900)
Current details
Ground(s)
CoachChris McKinney &
Howard Hill
CompetitionNCL Division Three
Uniforms
Home colours

National Conference leagueEdit

Hensingham ARLFC were elected to enter the Kingstone Press National Conference league in 2019 along with two other teams Heworth A.R.L.F.C. and Batley Boys ARLFC.

They got the nod over other strong contenders Nottingham Outlaws and Walney Central ARLFC, Gloucestershire All Golds, Cutsyke Raiders, Distington A.R.L.F.C and East Hull A.R.L.F.C. also being disappointed.[5]

They will be the fourth West Cumbrian club to be accepted into membership of the Conference, joining town rivals Kells A.R.L.F.C., And fellow West Cumbrian rivals Wath Brow and Egremont form the 2019 season.[6] Hensingham will play in division 3.

Youth TeamEdit

Within the Youth Section they run team at all age groups from U7 through to U17s.[7]

In the Under-16 cup, it was Hensingham who ran out 26-20 winners to lift the West Cumbria Youth League trophy after a tight game with town rivals Kells.[8]

Hensingham u13's  won League Champions trophy and League Cup and the Grand Final. 2019[9]

In the season 2019 Hensingham played against an Australian touring side Kincumber Colts the Australians won 24.-4

HistoryEdit

The history of Hensingham is long. The clubs presence in rugby circles being unbroken for over a century.

Founded in 1900 and has a long of providing many sportsmen through the delivery of coaching for young people in area. Their present site has been developed since 1973.

They began in a rundown shed known locally as “the Chicken Shed”, and became more succesulf.[10]

Hensingham were elected to enter the Kingstone Press National Conference league Division 3 in 2019.

Former notable playersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Ex-Hensingham amateurs go head to head in Super League Grand Final". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  3. ^ "Hensingham Amateur Rugby League Club – 'Clubhouse and Changing Rooms Upgrading'". Copeland Community Fund. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  4. ^ Hodgson, Phil (2019-02-20). "Hensingham in heady mood ahead of NCL debut!". Total Rugby League - TotalRL.com | League Express | Rugby League World. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  5. ^ "Three new members elected to the NCL for 2019". www.rugby-league.com. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  6. ^ "Hensingham to play National Conference rugby next season". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  7. ^ "Hensingham RL stay on top of West Cumbria Youth League". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  8. ^ "Hensingham and Seaton victorious in West Cumbria Youth League Cup finals". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  9. ^ "Hensingham under-13s clinch their third trophy". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  10. ^ "Hensingham Amateur Rugby League Club – 'Clubhouse and Changing Rooms Upgrading'". Copeland Community Fund. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  11. ^ "Tough task for Wigan to fill Lee Mossop's boots". The Independent. 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  12. ^ "Players". Love Rugby League. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  13. ^ "Amor set for Grand Final battle with Mossop". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  14. ^ "Kyle Amor in St Helens' 19-man squad for Challenge Cup final". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  15. ^ "Mossop signs new Haven deal". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  16. ^ "Hensingham clinch Cumbria Men's League title after beating defending champions Distington". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  17. ^ "Hensingham ARLFC, Cleator Moor Road, Hensingham, Whitehaven (2019)". www.localgymsandfitness.com. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  18. ^ "Cumbria/Cumberland cup". Total Rugby League Fans Forum. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  19. ^ "Hensingham clinch Cumbria Men's League title after beating defending champions Distington". News and Star. Retrieved 2019-11-24.