Lawkholmers to Cougars - A Rugby League History

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A ROLLER-COASTER DECADE

THE 90’s – A ROLLER-COASTER DECADE Ex-Bradford Northern, Leeds and Great Britain forward Tony Fisher with Peter Astbury as his assistant replaced Les Coulter for the 1990-91 campaign which started inauspiciously with one win out of eight games though between...

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AN ERA OF LOW POINTS

THE 80’s – AN ERA OF LOW POINTS The 1980-81 season started poorly but 11 wins and one draw from the last 17 games brought some respectability to what looked destined to be another unproductive season. Albert Fearnley, after appearing to turn the season around,...

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PROGRESS IN THE 70’s The 1970-71 season continued this trend when Keighley won only two of their first thirteen games including early exits from the Yorkshire Cup and floodlit trophies. The campaign started to turn around in early October when a scrappy 7-16 away...

HALL OF FAME

JOE GRIMA

JOE GRIMA New Zealander Joe Grima came to Keighley Cougars before the 1992-3 season after distinguished careers with Swinton and Widnes culminating in what he remembers as a memorable World Club Challenge victory with The Chemics over Canberra Raiders in 1989-90....

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NORMAN FOSTER

NORMAN FOSTER Norman Foster is one of a handful of Keighley players who are members of the '300 club' having made a total of 371 games for the club. He made a promising debut for Keighley on 2nd. April 1929 and then developed into such a fine player that he was...

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JOE FLANAGAN

JOE FLANAGAN Joe Flanagan began his long career in rugby league with the St. Anne's School amateur team which consisted mainly of the school's old boys. Joe was asked down to Lawkholme for trials and after impressing in a few pre-season games Joe made his full...

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GEOFF CREWDSON

GEOFF CREWDSON Geoff Crewdson joined Keighley aged 17 in December 1955 from Leeds Intermediates and made his 'A' team debut the following week against Batley showing excellent promise. He made his first team debut later that season. The following season, first at...

1900

The move to the Northern Union