Weekend Preview

Joe Mbu’s Skolars team have a rare weekend off before resuming Championship 1 duties on the 7th July, when Gateshead Thunder are the visitors to New River.

On Saturday a number of Skolars teams are in action, both at New River and away. The 12’s make the trip to West Lonndon to take on Staines Titans, whilst the 14’s host Medway Dragons, who sit just two points above them in the league table.

The 16’s are away to Richmond Warriors and, in the afternoon, the Skolars ‘A’s will host Staines in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup. This match kicks off at 2.30pm and will be played on the Perth Road pitch.

The 19’s are not in action tomorrow but, in a rearranged fixture, they will host Newham at New River on Monday 1st July – Ko 7.00pm.

Finally, Skolars ever increasing army of minis will descend on Twickenham tomorrow to take part in the London Minis Championship at the Stoop.

All in all a busy weekend and good luck to all of those taking part

The second phase of ticket sales for the Northern Rails Finals day is now live online.

Many Skolars supporters have already snapped up their tickets to see Skolars take on North Wales Crusaders in the inauguralNorthern rail Bowl Final at the Shay Stadium Halifax on Saturday the 20th July, KO 2.30pm. This match will be followed by the Northern Rail Cup Final, which kicks off at 5.00pm.

The club have now received a second allocation of match tickets and these consist of both seats and terrace standing.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adult Seats £20 – to purchase click here
  • Concession Seats £10 – to purchase click here
  • Adult Terrace Standing  £15 – to purchase click here
  • Concession Terrace Standing £10 – to purchase click here

You can also book your return travel to the Finals by clicking here

This year the already high flying Junior section of the Skolars was bolstered even further with the addition of a Mini’s age-group. Primary RL is a new concept this year introduced across the country, with some variation on the 13-a-side open age rules and large emphasis on player involvement, movement skills and most importantly fun.

The Mini Skolars started off way back in April, with a few dedicated volunteer coaches, parents and some enthusiastic young boys and girls all eager to get involved and learn the Skolars way of Rugby League. With a full fixture list of Primary RL Festivals in place there was to be many opportunities for the Mini Skolars to test out their new skills learnt in training. Each week saw an increase in numbers and now the Mini Skolars are represented at U7’s, U9’s and U11’s a huge achievement in their first season.

After some encouraging performances out in Elmbridge, Hemel, Southend and Medway, this week the Mini Skolars headed to St Albans for what was the 6th London festival of the year. It was the oldest of the Mini’s Skolars that were out first and without a warm-up after the long drive they started the slower than their opponents from Croydon Hurricanes. However as the game wore on and the Skolars began to wake up their defence found some resilience and they managed to get a foot hold in the game, however it was too little too late and the final result went in favour of the South Londoners. Next up was Southend Spartans, and it was a complete contrast to the previous game. With the Skolars lads all warm and raring to go, they surged into an early lead, and although the Spartans struck back to level the game, the forwards power game made good yards down the field and led the Skolars to their first victory of the day. As the rain poured down the final game of the festival saw Skolars pitted against the hosts St Albans Centurions. Both teams began the game at a frantic pace and after a few uncharacteristic errors by the Skolars lads the home team stretched ahead with a good few tries. However undeterred the Skolars then produced the best passage of play of the day, an outstanding attacking set propelled the lads up the field with every player handling the ball. Then a text book play the ball at speed allowed Ethan D to slide into the corner to score a sensational try. There were notable contributions by Jamin, Ethan GM, Josh, Tom, Nick, Chris, Lola, Dillon, Keiron, Ethan D, Cameron and Shaquile.

The U9’s generally played well considering they were 1 or 2 bodies down for the majority of the festival. Coming out of the day with 1 win from 3 games, some great results meant that not one player can be singled out, but some outstanding goalline defence by Noah saved many tries whilst Nicholas on the wing was a ‘try machine’ out wide. Tate and Alfie playing the role of props in the middle constantly had defences worried with their bullocking runs through the midfield and all these were ably controlled around the field by half-backs Joe and Asa Ackley.

The youngest of the Mini Skolars, the U7’s resumed their fruitful festival partnership with Medway Dragons to go unbeaten in 6 games. The team scored some excellent tries, exploiting gaps both on the edges and through the middle with Issac and Nye to the fore in attack and defence. Unfortunately the U7’s couldn’t keep their unbeaten tag going into the final game and were outdone by a few excellent plays from St Albans.

All in all the Mini-Skolars had a great day out and represented the club fantastically well on and off the field. They will regroup this week and head down to the London Primary RL Championships which takes place at the Stoop, home of London Broncos. They children will get a chance to play on the first team field and then watch the crucial Superleague game against Salford afterward. Hopefully they can bring back some well deserved silverware to top off their outstanding first season.

London Skolars half-back Dylan Skee produced an outstanding performance in Skolars important Kingstone Press Championship One win over Rochdale Hornets on Sunday to earn him Premier Sports Championship 1 Player of the Week.

“Dylan does a lot of things that sometimes go unnoticed,” Skolars coach Joe Mbu said. “He does all the hard work, gets into the middle and makes his tackles, and at the same time is talking and organising the line. “It’s not just in the Rochdale game either – week on week he is the most consistent performer in the club. “He pretty much executes our game plan, the rest of the squad follow him and he has great leadership skills.”

Joining Skee in the Championsip 1 team of the week is full back James Anthony, who turned in another outstanding performance to earn him the sponsors man of the match award.

Congratulations to both players from everyone at the club.

Shopping cart 0 Items



Club Shop

London Skolars 2018 Replica KitLondon Skolars 2018 Replica Kit

Match Tickets

CLICK below for ticketsCLICK below for tickets

Play mini and junior rugby for Skolars

Call: 020 8888 8488 | Email: info@skolarsrl.com
Ages 7-17


Be part of London, be part of London Skolars