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U16s make the news

25th March

The U16s got their Yorkshire Junior League Campaign off to a great start with a comprehensive 32-0 at Home to Queensbury. it was all filmed by Grassroots Rugby Media and featured on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and te Hull Daily Mail.

After so many postponements it was great to finally get some rugby underway after a long off season. Click the link for the highlights package

Viking Invasion causes a stir

May 14th

Crossing the Humber Bridge can be a sight for many people at the best of times but to see a marauding hoard of helmet clad Vikings must’ve surprised a few on Saturday as Holderness Vikings U6-8s took the crossing by storm. The boys were raising money for the club to fund training kit, tours and training days out alongside supporting a local cause raising money for the children of Zander Foreman and Richard Pooley who were tragically killed in an industrial accident in Holderness last year.

 

Flanked by an army of friends and family the boys set off for the 7km round trip in high spirits which continued throughout the 1 and a hour round trip with chants only being drowned out by the supportive honking of passing cars and lorries. Finishing with a short picnic back at the Hessle starting point the event was another in the history of the community club marking it’s 25ht year and early indications are that close to £800 is likely to be raised although there is still time for anyone wishing to donate! Well done young Vikings!

 

Viking Invasion

May 14th

On Saturday 14th May Holderness Vikings U6,7 & 8s are to storm on the Humber Bridge in a fundraising effort for the club and most importantly in aid of a local cause.

 

The organisers have decided to split the money raised with a fund set up by Rachel Jackson which is raising money for the future of the sons of two local men, Zander Forman and Richard Pooley who were tragically taken from them in a farming Accident in Holderness in the last 6 months. The fund also hopes to raise a wider awareness of industrial accidents and as such was one the Holderness Vikings are proud to support.

 

For more information on this cause please go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/rachel-jackson-1

Magic Moments for our Vikings

April 29th

Holderness Vikings continued their 25th anniversary in style on Friday night as the full club came together as the Hull FC team of the week.

During the much marketed Hull and Proud week, Vikings were able to be centre stage alongside some of their idols as they led the Hull FC and Catalans Dragons players out onto the field.

It was the next in a host of events that has already seen a well supported race night and in advance of a full programme of events including a Summer Gala at Keyingham on 11th June, a repeat of our race night and rounded off with a Sports Dinner at The Lightstream stadium on 28th October.

For more information on any of these events or on the club as a whole please contact Janice Thompson

New Kit Launch

March 2016

To mark the 25th Anniversary of Holderness Vikings we have launched a new kit which will be worn by all age groups.

 

The kit retains the blue and amber that has been a mainstay of the club through the years but has flashes of silver to celebrate the 25th year.

 

The most important feature however is the presence of the club founder, Joe Tripp's name on the collar. Joe has worked tirelessly over the years giving up his free time to the club and there are many players old and new throughout the area who have benefitted from his dedication.

 

Joe is pictured with Dick Thompson with the shirt. Well done Joe and thanks from us all for your hard work!!

Race Night!

23rd February

Our youngest teams, U6s-U8s, are holding a fund raising Race Night at Keyingham village hall on Saturday Night (27th Feb).

A family themed event, the night has already exceeded 100 ticket sales and promises to be a great start to the 25th year celebrations. Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for children including a Pie and Peas supper or Hot dogs for the children.

If you would like to attend please contact us on holdernessvikingsyouth@gmail.com for tickets.

U11's presentation day

14th November

The U11's presentation kicked off with a fun-fuelled session of Go Karting with players, coached and key supporters of the team taking part. The racing was naturally competitive and all the boys had a great time.

 

Moving on for food and presentation the awards were presented by the coaching team of Neil McCunnell, Dick Thompson and Joe Tripp. Recognising the progress the boys have made this season and looking forward to the U12's season the awards were as follows:

 

Coaches Player  Aaron Herbison

Players' Player  Luke Garthwaite

Most Improved  Sam Waller

Supporters' Player  Mackenzie Harman

Man of Steel   Michael Sowden

 

 

Well done to all the winner s and the full squad as a whole. Come on you Vikings!

Presentation night for Cubs - U9s

6th October

Saturday 26th October saw Patrington Village Hall host the event of the season for our young vikings when the hard earned trophies and individual awards were given out. A big thankyou to all coaches and parents who  helped organise and cater the evening. It was great to have so many team members and their families in one place and the boys were all well behaved throughout

 

Below is a breakdown of the awards presented on the night but it must be said all the boys have done themselves proud this year and deserved their trophies.

 

Under 6

Coaches player - Zack Smith
Most improved attack  - Austin Jackson
Most improved defence - Kai Ratcliffe

Under 7

Coaches player - Ben Milner
Most improved attack - Joshua Clark
Most improved defence - Declan Donohoe

Under 6/7(joint awards)
Clubman of the year-  Finn Hilton
Players player of the year-  Luke Mcfarlane

Under 8
Coaches player - James Boasman

Players Player  - James Boasman
Most improved  - Dillon Woolway

Special contributions -  Henry Watkinson, Joseph Tukoroa

Under 9
Coaches player - Jake Harman

Players player of the year -  Harvey Lyon
Clubman of the year -  Aaron Dibnah

Most improved defence -  Will Fethom
Most improved attack -  Thomas Richardson

Fun Day a great success!

4th October

Thanks to all who attended, helped organise and supported our fun day on Saturday 3rd and helped to make it the success it was.

 

With the array of activities, training, matches, raffle and refreshements we have managed to raise some funds for the club. Most importantly we  have attracted a good number of new faces who we look forward to seeing down at training for their respective age groups in the coming weeks.

 

A credit to all involved that visitors got to see the friendly atmosphere we generate as a club.

Young Vikings enjoy FC training

4th August

Hull FC Foundation were again in attendance for a re-arranged skills session on Monday night at Keyingham.

 

England and Hull FC U19 star Jansin Turgut made his second visit to the club having made his first grade debut in between visits!

 

Running through some different drills with the U6's, 8's and 11's all the boys enjoyed the evening in the famous Saltaugh Road breeze!

 

A signed FC first team shirt was also provided to the club along with some signed posters adn recent programmes for the boys to take home.

Sponsorship and donations

28th July

Now that the sterling work on the roof has been completed we will be turning our attentions to replacing the floors in the changing areas and other maintenance in that block. If anybody knows of anyone who would be interested in any sponsorship opportunity (Shirt sponsor, Website,  advertising hoardings or signage) please ask them to contact Janice Thompson or deal with one of the coaches and the funds will be put to good use.

 

Likewise if anybody can get hold of any 8" x 4" plywood to help the floor renovations this will be gladly received.

Your club needs you!

28th July

Over the summer period and into next season we are looking for extra volunteers to help run the cafe on Matchdays and Training nights. Please contact Janice Thompson if you are able to help (number on contacts page.

 

Also, can anyone with subs outstanding for the season make their payments to the relevant team coach.

 

 

FC foundation help train the Vikings

20th July, 2015

Sam French of the Hull FC Foundation came down to Vikings as part of Hull and Proud week to offer some new insight and methods into training. Unfortunately the promised players, Jansin Turgut and Callum Lancaster were unable to attend on the day but the session will now be re-run on the 3rd August to make up for their absence. The boys will be eager to meet and train with some professional players and gain an insight into top grade Rugby League, ;ets hope FC deliver!

Vikings enjoy West Park festival

23rd July, 2015

Holderness Vikings U11's enjoyed a mini festival in West Park as part of Hull FC's Hull and Proud week on Thursday before attending the Hull FC v Wigan Warriors match at the KC. Fortunately the rugby ourside the stadium was much more competitive and the Vikings put in 2 battling performances against strong Hull Wyke and Cottingham Tigers sides.

Playing 8 a side on a smaller pitch seemed to suit our game and the boys really dug in to give both sides a really tough game.  

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