Panthers learn the letter of the law

Chorley Panthers Open Age team win trophy
Chorley Panthers Open Age team win trophy

CHORLEY Panthers Open Age side might need to use their get out of jail card for their first test of pre-season training.

Mick Oxley’s side won Division Two of the North West Men’s Summer League last season and they have been promoted to the top flight.

However, they will be put through their paces in a game against Lancashire Constabulary at Police HQ, Hutton on February 18. The game will kick-off at 2pm and head coach Mick Oxley is looking forward to the inaugural summer season of rugby league.

He said: “This will be a good test for us against the police, and that will be followed up the week after with a run-out against Bamber Bridge.

“Our placement in Division Two may have raised a few eyebrows, but we deserve to be there after winning our group in the interim season last year.

“It will be tough, but we have a young and talented squad who are working hard towards the start of the season.”

The season proper kicks off on March 3.

There is also good news at the club because they have won a tackle tube for their training in an on-line competition.