Match Report: Birstall Victoria v Derby Elks – 04/09/22

‘Derby Elks RL players made the trip to play their final match of the season at Batley based Birstall Victoria RL, unusually played on a Sunday but this was to ensure that the young Elks would be able to field a side as the union season had now started in earnest. 15 players stood up including a couple already carrying minor injuries and …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Sherwood Wolfhunt – 20/08/22

The last home match of Derby Elks Yorkshire escapade couldn’t have come against a bigger opposition! Top of the league fellow Midlands Sherwood Wolfhunt made the short journey to the Stute. The corresponding fixture at Debdale had been a one sided event to the home side and with both sides missing a number of regular starters it was always uncertain …

Match Report: Seacroft Sharks v Derby Elks – 13/08/22

Conditions were untypical for the British Summer with temperatures in the early 30c range all day, hydration and suncream were definitely key for all players today! Another changed team for the Derby Elks, as holidays and union commitments continue to bite in however 17 players made the journey to the suburbs of Leeds to face the return fixture against the Seacroft Sharks. …

Match Report: NEW Ravens v Derby Elks – 30/06/22

Derby Elks travelled to Birmingham to play NEW Ravens RL in the Midlands Merit league. A league important ensuring valuable game time to players of all abilities and experience. Ravens only had 8 players and with the Elks travelling with replacements the sides were evened to ensure an equal event. It took the away team only 3 minutes to open …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Dearne Valley Bulldogs – 16/06/22

After faltering numbers Dearne Valley Bulldogs were finally able to travel to the Stute with 19 players, a hot day ahead making those additional players paramount. Coupled will plenty of planned water breaks Derby Elks were looking to avenge the away defeat from the beginning of the season. Sadly the Bulldogs adjusted quicker do the environment and playing down hill …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Todmorden – 25/06/2022

Match report – Todmorden ARLFC – 25/06 Change of weather meant that the originally expect down pour came before the teams arrived at the Stute resulting in a slightly softened pitch and glorious sunshine! This Yorkshire Mens League Division 5 game saw Todmorden ARLFC travelling over 100 miles into Derbyshire to play what turned out to be an entertaining match …

Match Report: Sherwood Wolfhunt v Derby Elks – 11/06/2022

Match Report – Sherwood Wolfhunt 11/06 Derby Elks RL made the shortest away match journey to Sherwood Wolfhunt RL in Mansfield Woodhouse. The match against the Yorkshire league 5 leaders was always going to be a massive challenge, again not helped with another change of personnel in the Elks side. These things happen especially during the Summer holiday period but …

Match Report: Nottingham Outlaws A v Derby Elks – 03/06/2022

A pleasant Friday evening at Nottingham Outlaws Lenton Lane ground for a lights on festival of rugby league saw the first outing for the young Derby Elks side in the Merit league. An opportunity for those new to the game to gain valuable experience around the more experienced. Including 4 players making their league and club debuts and one returning …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Seacroft Sharks – 21/05/2022

‘Derby Elks RLFC finally returned to play their first match at their home at Ilkeston rugby club after some much needed remedial work on the pitches and we welcomed Seacroft Sharks RL from Leeds for round 3 of the Yorkshire Mens League 4 structure. The Yorkshire team arrived early in great numbers and the weather was glorious so it was …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Crigglestone All Blacks – 14/05/2022

Picking themselves up from last week’s game, Derby Elks were at home but due to important work on the normal pitches we had to play our first home game at one of our satellite pitches on the Gallows Playing Fields, a wide pitch but with the temperatures a barmy mid 20 degrees that might not work in anybody’s favour after …