Broncos Steele calls past and
present to party

When the team returns to Griffin Park to face Warrington Wolves this Sunday on the back of three very good victories, the club will be celebrating TEN YEARS as the London Broncos.

The Broncos won its very first game against Carlisle on 21st August 1994.

It is hoped that all past and present Broncos will turn out in force for what is surely one of the team's most important games of the season, and a most significant landmark in the modern era for rugby league in the capital.

Steele Retchless, who last Friday became the first London Bronco to play 200 games for the club, is confident of a very healthy crowd:

"I think you'll find that this type of occasion will bring out many fans who may not even have attended a game at Griffin Park as yet."

It's a special landmark for the club and many people over the years have helped to build this place. I would love to see faces from previous years make a special effort to come back and celebrate with us.?

We?ve drifted around the capital a lot in my time and there?s bound to be thousands of former fans out there who have not yet been to Griffin Park."

The atmosphere at our past two home games has been brilliant and I know it has helped us carve out two very good results."

As for Friday?s special milestone, Steele had this to say:

?It was a special moment for me and to celebrate it with a win was just great."

We have a lot of belief in this team and it was a massive team effort that got us the win."

It was very much a game built on defence and all the players dug deep."

In recent weeks we have shown great pride, confidence and respect for each other and as a result we are playing very well as a team."

Sunday is another important landmark for the whole club and it would be fitting to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with another victory."


London V Warrington - kick off 3pm - Adult tickets in advance start at just ?10.

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In other news:


Three London Broncos Academy players were picked to attend a West Indies Rugby League training camp last weekend. Irvin Greenwood, Joe Brown and Steve Elms all attended the camp, which commenced on Friday 13th and concluded on Sunday 15th.

The West Indies squad was put through their paces by national coach Steve Pryce and High Performance Coordinator Dean Thomas. The highlight of the weekend was a game against New Earswick All Blacks on the Saturday.

Match Report -

West Indies 44 - 22 New Earswick All Blacks

A West Indies team mixed with youth and experience was too strong for a battling New Earswick All Blacks, in what proved to be a fantastic spectacle of rugby league.

The Windies team opened the scoring, with Broncos Academy player Steve Elms kicking the conversion. Elms latter added another conversion and a penalty to take the score to

14 ? 4 at half time.

The All Blacks came out fighting in the second half with a quick try to take the score to 14 ? 10, but the Windies side proved too strong and replied with two tries, Elms adding both conversions.

Again a spirited All Blacks side came back with a score of their own, but the Windies side hit back with a jinking long range effort from London Broncos Academy player Joe Brown, converted by Elms.

Some strong running and top offloading from Academy player Irvin Greenwood proved too much for the All Blacks side, and although they scored another try this would be their last of the day.

The West Indies pace was outstanding throughout and Joe Brown added a second try to his name. Steve Elms proved faultless with the boot adding another conversion.

Man of the Match for the West Indies Team was London Academy winger Steve Elms who finished the day with 16 points.

WIRLF Operations Manager Dane Campbell had this to say:

?To have young players like Irvin, Joe and Steve come on board and represent the West Indies is fantastic for the WIRLF and it represents the WIRLF ability to start attracting players of their quality.?