Rockets sides meet in semis

CRAMLINGTON Rockets Under-14s made north east rugby league history by entering two teams in a cup competition.

After winning their first round fixtures, the teams met in the semi-finals at Cramlington Learning Village.

Rockets Black won the fixture 46-12 against a spirited Rockets Orange that fought until the final whistle.

Huddersfield Giants community coach Steven Beaty returned to his home town club to take control of the Rockets Black, with head coach Matthew Beaty taking the reins of the Orange team.

Matthew said: “It was a dream come true for me to enter two teams into the cup as it shows all the hard work we have put in over the years has paid off in terms of recruitment and keeping players interested in the Rockets and, more importantly, rugby league.

“To have both teams win their opening fixtures and meet in the semi-final was an incredible occasion for the club and, in particular, the lads who have remained since we first started this age group two-and-a-half years ago.

“I was proud of both teams on the day and it was a surreal experience to coach against players I coach on a regular basis.

“Now I’m looking forward to the final against a strong and experienced Durham Tigers side.”

Cramlington Under-14s have 43 players training with the squad 54 registered.

Anyone interested in playing rugby league in the Cramlington area should contact Steven Beaty on 07941 550590, e-mail info@cramlingtonrockets.co.uk or visit www.cramlingtonrockets.co.uk