BARLA Name U21s Scottish Courage

Manager Neil Baxter has named a 23-man squad for this year's Scottish Courage Cup competition.

Former Workington forward Jonty Gorley will coach the squad and Willie Johnson will assist him.

Johnson brings a wealth of experience with him after 26 years in the pro-game as a player and then coach. He assisted Peter Roe at Swinton last season and is sure to prove a success with the BARLA youngsters.

Baxter was keen to stress that other players could yet force their way into the reckoning.

He said, "We have named the squad and will be picking from it for the first two games, however, other players who are showing good form for their clubs could yet be brought into the squad."

He concluded, "There is always the chance that players could pick up injuries and some could also have holiday commitments in the summer."


Andrew Ali (Queens), David Agnew (Kells), Kevin Brown (Eastmoor), Jamie Clarke (Woolston), Alan Dootson (Thatto Heath), Derwent Eilbeck (Wath Brow Hornets), Daniel Flintoft (Cottingham Tigers), Richard George (Seaton), John Gillam(Oldham St Annes), Craig Holmes (Thornhill), Matthew Jefferson (Barrow Island), Graeme Mattinson (Wath Brow Hornets), Mathew Peet (Wigan St Patricks), Trevor Penrose (Ideal Isberg), Liam Rowson (Leigh East), Tom Sibley(Millom), David Sweeney (Higginshaw), Kevin Till(Castleford Panthers), Richard Tilloyson(Dewsbury Celtic), John Waldron (York Acorn), Craig Walsh (Wigan St Judes), David Whitworth(Ellenborough), David Wilkin (Oulton Raiders)


Neil Baxter (Manager), Jonathan Gorley (Coach), Willy Johnson (Coach), Gordon Gray-Cowan (Physio)

BARLA U21s Scottish Courage Cup 2004 Fixtures

Students v BARLA U21s Wednesday 28th April At Cottingham ARLFC Kick Off: 7.00pm

BARLA U21s v Army Wednesday 5th May At Blackbrook ARLFC Kick Off: 7.30pm

Royal Navy v BARLA TBC

BARLA U21s v RAF Wednesday 28th July At Stanningley ARLFC Kick Off: 7.30pm

The Scottish Courage Cup Final will be played on Wednesday 6th October 2004.