Panthers clinch NW title

TitlE-WINNERS: Chorley Panthers Open Age team
TitlE-WINNERS: Chorley Panthers Open Age team

Chorley Panthers Open Age team secured the North West Men’s League title at the weekend.

It is a great success story for the team who are made up players that have come through the junior ranks at the club.

The Open Age side started well with a resounding 58-14 win at Bury Broncos and the highlight was a 36-10 home win against fellow title contenders Bank Quay Bulls from Warrington.

Their only slip up came in a narrow 8-6 defeat at Culcheth but that wasn’t enough to stop the Panthers romping home in style to secure the title.

Chairman Peter Bridge said: “This is a highly significant moment in the short history of the Chorley Panthers Club as the youngsters of yesteryear take to the field and the quality is there for all to see.

“This is a first for the club and with the production line producing exceptional talent each year the future of rugby league in Chorley is in safe hands with the Panthers.”