Charlie Clarke reaches 25 appearances for the Elks!

Batley also saw one of our relatively new comers hit a milestone, joing the club just three seasons ago in 2022 Charlie Clarke has established himself within the match day squad. Able to play in multiple positions with Centre and Second Row being the main focus however helped us out by dropping into the halves against Lindley St Joesphs. Charlie …

50 games up for Alex Brown

Farnley Falcons fixture a couple of weeks back saw Second Row Alex Brown achieve his 50th appearance for the club. First making his debut back in 2015, work and family commitments have hindered his consistency for playing however always a player who gives his all no matter what! Currently (finally!) developed a step which with his pace is a pleasure …

100 games up for Lewis Thompson!

Saturdays game against Batley ARLFC brought up Lewis Thompsons 100th appearance for the club. A player that has been with the club since the juniors however came to the forefront when the Open Age team restarted back in 2013 and is seen as one of the founders of this chapter of the club. Thompson is willing to play in any …

Match Report: Derby Elks v Batley Boys

After what seems like months on the road with an almost perfect knowledge of the Leeds area Derby Elks finally played their first match at the ‘Stute’. Fingers crossed that the expected downpour would stay away just for a few hours! Pitch freshly cut and marked, everything in place for the rest of the facilities and with this being the …

Match Report: Lindley St Josephs v Derby Elks

Lindley St Joseph’s RL 6 Derby Elks RL 22 A nightmare few days, firstly the Elks were hit with unavailability of a number of squad players which whilst having a starting line up any replacements were a challenge. Return to the fold of a couple of players ensured the fixture went ahead. Then best laid plans were thrown out as …

Match Report: Farnley Falcons v Derby Elks

On a typical  British Summer day we saw the Elks travelling north again to play Farnley Falcons of Leeds for the first time, a constant downpour dampened everybody’s expectation for the day. Derby travelling with a full squad with a debut opportunity for Second Row Joel Duckworth. Match started with pressure from the outset applied by the Elks with a …

Match Report: Scarborough Pirates RL 68 Derby Eks RL 14

Travelling the long distance on a warm day with a bare 13 was always going to be a challenge however the Elks were determined to complete as many fixtures as possible this season even if they were devoid of players at union/league cup finals and holidays! Warm and windy day beckons but a tight warm up and a crash course of …

Match Report: Crigglestone Allblacks RL 30 Derby Elks RL 16

First away match of the season saw the young Elks travelling up towards Wakefield to play Crigglestone Allblacks. This was the first meeting in 2 seasons and the away team were buoyant after last weeks home win against Lindley St Josephs. Unfortunately, this was soon extinguished as within the first 6 minutes the home side exposed the defence to score …

Derby Elks off to a winning start at home

Derby Elks RL 60 Lindley St Josephs 10 After what seemed like a never ending union season locally Derby Elks finally got their Yorkshire League 5 programme started with the visit of Lindley St Josephs. Match was played at the Gallows Playing Fields due to the required maintenance on the clubs ground in readiness for the next home matches. The …