Thunder players welcome Barbarians at sign up event

WHITLEY Bay Barbarians Rugby League Club hosted a highly successful event to sign up existing players as well as new players at Whitley Bay High School sports hall.

All age groups – juniors and senior players – went along to register for 2013 and get their new training tops.

The committee, coaches and volunteers worked hard towards the event and are now looking forward to the season ahead.

There was also support from Gateshead Thunders players.

Gavin Beasley, Stephen Welton and Jack Watkins are a few of the Gateshead players who attended the event and gave the group the opportunity to see professional players first hand and get a taste of what pathway may lay ahead for them beyond the Barbarians.

This year the Barbarians will be competing in the North East Rugby League fixtures for under-14 and under-16s girls, under-11, under-12, under-15 boys and senior men’s leagues.