Derby Elks News

Image

Match Report: Sherwood Wolfhunt v Derby Elks 26/09/23

Sherwood Wolfhunt RL 60 Derby Elks RL 4 Final match of the season for the Derby Elks players, a success... read more
Image

Match Report: Derby Elks v Upton 19/08/23

Derby Elks RL 12 Upton RL 34 Last home game of Derby Elks’ successful season in the Yorkshire league saw league... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Dearne Valley v Derby Elks

Congrats to Daryl Sanders for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Man of the Match | Dodworth Miners v Derby Elks

Congrats to Joe Doughty for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Dearne Valley Bulldogs v Derby Elks 12/08/23

Dearne Valley Bulldogs RL 46 Derby Elks RL 30 Looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat away at second... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Outlaws Academy v Derby Elks

Congrats to Owen Gregory for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Notts Outlaws Academy v Derby Elks 29/07/23

Friendly Nottingham Outlaws Academy RL 20 Derby Elks RL 54 With an enforced blank weekend Derby Elks took the opportunity... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Miners

Congrats to Sailosi Wakawaka for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Derby Elks v Dodworth Miners 22/07/23

Round 8 Derby Elks RL 6 Dodworth Miners RL 24 Dodworth laying in 2nd position in the league made the... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Forgers

Congrats to Liam Gavin for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Derby Elks v Sheffield Forgers 01/07/23

Yorkshire Merit League Derby Elks RL 40 Sheffield Forgers RL 32 With the Forgers dropping out of the league for... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Bulldogs

Congrats to Joel Naylor for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Derby Elks v Dearne Valley Bulldogs 24/06/2023

Round 6 – Derby Elks RL 42 Dearne Valley Bulldogs RL 18 Derby looking to continue their positive start to... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Sherwood Wolfhunt

Congrats to Josh Jackson for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Derby Elks v Sherwood Wolfhunt 17/06/2023

Round 5 Derby Elks RL 34 Sherwood Wolfhunt RL 26 Round 5 saw Derby Elks finally play at home after... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Upton v Derby Elks

Congrats to Cyrus Griffiths for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Upton v Derby Elks – 10/06/2023

Round 4 – Upton RL 66 Derby Elks RL 8 Derby Elks continue their travels up North, with their fourth... read more
Image

Match Report: Hemsworth Dragons v Derby Elks – 27/05/2023

Hemsworth Dragons RL 28 Derby Elks RL 34 Round 3 saw Derby Elks continuing their travels of Yorkshire at Hemsworth... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Hemsworth Dragons v Derby Elks

Congrats to Harry Towers for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Man of the Match | Rycroft Hammers v Derby Elks

Congrats to Frazer Dunn for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Rycroft Hammers v Derby Elks – 20/05/2023

Slightly further trip this week to Rycroft for another new opposition. Weather again blazing and expectation of a draining afternoon... read more
Image

Match Report: Sheffield Forgers v Derby Elks – 13/05/2023

Delayed start to the season for Derby Elks due to the prolonged union season but round 1 was a short... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Sheffield Forgers v Derby Elks

Congrats to Charlie Clarke for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Merry Christmas from us all at the Derby Elks!

Well what a year 2022 has been for Derby Elks on and off the field. Entering Yorkshire for the first... read more
Image

Derby Elks welcome new sponsor, Tower Surveys Associates

We are excited to announce our newest sponsor for the 2023 season, Tower Surveys Associates. Tower Surveys work across the... read more
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Birstall Victoria v Derby Elks

Congrats to Fred Chell for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Sharks v Derby Elks

Congrats to Abe Su’a for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Sponsor: The Stute, more than just a sporting venue.

‘The Stute’ is a fantastically unique 1930’s Art Deco building and multi sport venue situated in Hallam Fields, Ilkeston. It... read more
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Ravens v Derby Elks

Congrats to Joe Acton for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Dearne

Congrats to Cyrus Griffiths for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Todmorden v Derby Elks

Congrats to Ken Archer for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Todmorden

Congrats to George Doughty for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Wolfhunt v Derby Elks

Congrats to Joe Doughty for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Outlaws v Derby Elks

Congrats to Joe Acton for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Sharks

Congrats to Sailosi Wakawaka for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v All Blacks

Congrats to Niall Collett for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

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... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Bulldogs v Derby Elks

Congrats to Cyrus Griffiths for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Match Report: Dearne Valley v Derby Elks – 07/05/2022

A momentous day for Derby Elks Rugby League, making their inaugural appearance in the Yorkshire Men’s League, positioned in League... read more
Image

Captains!

We’re very pleased to announce our list of Captains for the 2022 season. Club Captain is Charlie O’Mara, Match Captain... read more
Image

Welcome our newest sponsor: Elders Estates!

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our long list of proud sponsors Elder Estates! Elders Estates is... read more

Derby Elks move to Yorkshire Mens League

Summer 2022 sees Derby Elks Rugby League enter the Yorkshire Mens League (YML) for the very first time and have... read more

New Players Welcome!

We’re on the search for new players! All players, of any ability, looking to give rugby league a go, are more... read more
Image

Our Partners Coventry Bears rebrand!

Exciting times ahead! Our partner club Coventry Bears RL will be rebranding to Midlands Hurricanes, in preparation for the upcoming... read more
Image

Cockshott and Jones sign for La Réole

Derby Elks RL players Joe Cockshott and Keiran Jones continue their rugby league Development venturing for the 2021 winter season... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Royals v Derby Elks

Congrats to Josh Jackson for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Derby Elks suffer first loss of the season

Consistency of players selection has been an issue for the Derby Elks this season due to various reasons but with every... read more

Derby Elks Devs triumph over Outlaws A’s.

This Sunday was a bonus weekend for Ilkeston rugby club as they hosted for the first time Nottingham Caesars American... read more
Image

SPONSOR: Catena Inspection & Engineering Services

As Rugby lovers, we have enjoyed supporting local Rugby Teams and have a long-standing relationship with Derby Elks which we... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Outlaws

Congrats to Jack Percival for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Derby Elks triumphant over Royals

“After last weekend’s fixtures cancellations Derby Elks were looking for an opportunity to erase the previous outing away loss at Telford Raiders... read more
Image

SPONSOR: Abacus Tattoo & Piercing Studio

Here at Abacus, we are a friendly, down to earth, family run business. We are, proudly, the longest running studio... read more
Image

Former Derby Elk stars for Coventry Bears

Congratulations to ex Derby Elk Jack Dawson for his phenomenal Man of the match performance and Hat-trick of tries for... read more
Image

SPONSOR – Forefront Strength & Conditioning

Forefront S&C is a Strength & Conditioning facility based in Long Eaton. We started out primarily focusing on athlete development... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Telford v Derby Elks

Congrats to Lewis Sturgess for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.

Telford Raiders continue domination of 4g!

A much changed Derby Elks team made the longest trip of the season to play Telford Raiders RL at the... read more
Image

SPONSOR – David Brown Commercial Property Consultants

David Brown Commercial offer innovative solutions to all commercial and industrial property issues. Our agency services include sales, lettings, and... read more

Derby Elks continue their unbeaten run with a win over Outlaws

Following on from last week’s away win at NEW Ravens, the Development side were on their travels again but this... read more

Man of the Match | Outlaws v Derby Elks

Congrats to George Doughty for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

SPONSOR – Bison Refurbishments

Sponsoring the Derby Elks RL Club seemed like a natural fit for us at Bison. Not only is it a... read more
Image

Derby Elks triumph over New Ravens

For the first time in almost 6 years, Derby Elks were able to field a second team in the league... read more
Image

Man of the Match | New Ravens v Derby Elks

Congrats to Tatenda Chirata for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Sports Photographer Shaun Hardwick continues support of the club

Shaun Hardwick is an aspiring, young sport photographer based in Derbyshire, UK with a background of playing sports himself from... read more
Image

Club History – Harry Chmiel

Players come and go… but some players, become part of the furniture, like club legend, Harry Chmiel. Harry started with... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Buccaneers

Congrats to Joe Doughty for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Derby Elks win again

Week after the win against Birmingham Bulldogs we see the visit of Boston Buccaneers RL to the Stute, depleted leaving... read more
Image

Man of the Match | Derby Elks v Bulldogs

Congrats to Will Tully for picking up the Ilkeston RUFC Chairman's man of the match award.
Image

Derby Elks kick the season off with a win!

In the 21 months since the last rugby league match at the Stute we have seen a club rebranding to... read more
Image

New Website

Welcome to the new website of Derby Elks Rugby League Club. After 30 successful years as Derby City, 2021 saw the... read more
Image

Bears & Elks Partnership!

Coventry Bears & Derby Elks form new partnership. Coventry Bears will join forces with local Midlands club Derby City to work together to... read more
Image

We’re back!

We’re back training, every Wednesday 6:45pm, at the Stute, (Ilkeston Rugby Club). Please note: due to current Covid restrictions, training... read more
Image

2021 Derby Elks Jersey

Check out this years jersey. Thanks to our sponsors.Content required.... read more