Beverley ARLC have been in full training for the past month. The first game of the season at York Acorn in the first round of the Challenge Cup on the weekend of the 26 and 27 January is drawing closer.
The club also expects to confirm a couple of friendlies in the month of February.
Pat Howdle has stepped down as Director of Rugby at Beverley ARLC bringing the end to a four-year spell with the club.
News of his departure was issued by the club who expressed their most sincere thanks. Howdle took charge at the club in the summer of 2014. During that time the club has developed rapidly and has even played live on TV.
The blue and golds will commence their league campaign on Saturday making the short trip to face local rivals East Hull.
Their opponents are making their debut in the competition after resigning from the Winter based Hull & District League. Taylor and Howdle believe they have the right ingredients for success this season.
The blue and golds will take on North Hull Knights in their next group game in the Yorkshire Men’s League 40/20 cup. Both sides recorded opening day victories against Division One opposition.
Beverley defeated Skirlaugh Bulls 28-0 and the Knights dispatched Heworth 36-14. Scott Taylor and Pat Howdle are expected to keep faith with the majority of last weeks 17 of which they believe the best is yet to be seen.
With the 2017 season is now drawing closer for the blue and golds and the Yorkshire Mens League have revealed the structures of the competition.
Beverley ARLC will again as expected compete in the Premier Division. They will be joined by: Batley Boys, Bentley, Doncaster Toll Bar, East Hull, North Hull Knights, Queensbury, Sharlston Rovers, Siddal Academy
Beverley ARLC will get their pre-season under way this Saturday with a trip into Hull as the club confirm their first friendlies ahead of the 2017 season.
With training now in full swing for the blue and golds in preparation for the fourth-coming 2017 campaign the club will start to look to get game time under their belts so they can hit the ground running.