Bears move into new den in Alnwick

Northumberland-based, rugby league club Alnwick Bears has moved into a new base in the town.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 11:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 11:49 am
Alnwick Bears, moving to a new home in the town.
Alnwick Bears, moving to a new home in the town.

For the 2020 season, the club has agreed terms to move its home base into the town centre at Alnwick Adult Learning Centre, formerly Lindisfarne Middle School.

Set up in 2018, the club had previously been based at Longhoughton. While the club has enjoyed a successful start to life, the move closer to the town centre is seen as integral to the club’s growth plans.

To celebrate the move, the club is offering a free Saturday morning taster session to all 5-11 year olds.

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“We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Longhoughton Community Centre.” Said Chairman, Steve Beaty. “Longhoughton is a special place and will always be the location wear the Bears were born.

This move allows us to be closer to the local community and allow us to share our plans for the future with more people.

With teams for 5-11 year olds, the Bears train every Saturday morning 9-10am, playing friendlies and festivals as part of the North East Rugby League structure.

“We are really pleased with our new facilities” continued Beaty. Being a former school, there is a big grass area and plenty of facilities. We are at most 5 minutes from anywhere in Alnwick, making it really accessible for everyone.”

The club was formed due to high demand for rugby league in Northumberland following the success of sister club, Cramlington Rockets.

Contact Steve Beaty on 07984630083 or [email protected] or the club via social media.