Lawkholmers to Cougars - A Rugby League History

THE CLUB’S FOUNDATION

The meeting at which the club was formed was held on October 17, 1876 under the Presidency of the Rev. F. Marriner. Mr J. Bailey was appointed treasurer, and Mr. Wall Jun., secretary. A committee was elected and it was reported that Mr. E. Holmes had allowed the club...

A move to Lawkholme

A MOVE TO LAWKHOLME LANE It was in April, 1885 that the club agreed to amalgamate with the Keighley Cricket and Football Club, and from that time the club has played on the Lawkholme Lane ground, though only under the wing of the Cricket and Football Club for a year...

Joining the Northern Union

On the 12th of April 1900 the Members of Keighley Rugby Union Club held a meeting to discuss the lack of interest in Rugby Union in the district. They decided to apply for membership of the Northern Union, as Rugby League was called in those days. The Original 22...

Making Progress 1902-1920

The club was not long in making its name in the Northern Union, and in season 1902-03 they topped the second division with 27 wins out of 34 games. This was the period when great service was being given by players like Bob Walker, Harry Myers, Arthur Pearson, Charlie...

The Lean 20’s 1920 -1929

THE LEAN 20’S As Keighley approached the completion of its first 50 years, and fell to 26th place in the league, the 1925-26 season was at least memorable for one thing – a first round cup-tie with Bradford Northern which had to be replayed twice. With an eye on...