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BBC Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones played for Blackbrook Open Age as a challenge against Heysham on Saturday 30th Sept 2006. More info and photos can be found by clicking on the picture above. It will be shown on Blue Peter Feb 8th 2007

Blackbrook A.R.L.F.C.
Holders of the LANCASHIRE CUP and the Northwest Counties Premiership Cup 2005/2006 2006/2007

Playing Squad 2006/2007


Phil Anderton

David Ball

Lee Brown

Gary Burgess

Tommy Cunningham

Andy Dobson

Paul Fass

Jon Hale

Anthony Halsall

Lee Johnson

Mick Ledger

Mark Leonard

Craig Lyon

Scott Lyon

Ian Marsh

Stephen Marsh

Barry McGilvray

Steven Moss

Andy Rawsthorne

Alan Rigby

Sam Thompson

Paul Toole

Steven Woods

Mark Gibson

Mark Costello

Rob Bridge

Ian Buckley

Martin Hardman

Chris Canning

Andy Tinsley

Greg Peters

Lee Bolton

Andy Tucker

Dave Hemmings

Andy Bates

Chris Springford

Scott Bannon

Greg Hale

Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Mark Lee
Assist -             
Dave Prescott
17s Mike Parkes
Stuart Wright - Chairman
Tommy Guy- Secretary
Ann Lyon - Treasurer
Dave Prescott                          
Tommy Lyon                           


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Chairman Harold Swift receives a MBE

Harold Swift was recently awarded the MBE for his services to amateur Rugby League.  He was a founder member of the British Amateur Rugby League Association in 1973 and has served on the Association’s Board of Management in each of the subsequent 32 years. Mr Swift is chairman of one of the sport’s most famous amateur clubs, Blackbrook in St Helens, which has produced many players for the professional game, as well as being chairman of the St Helens Amateur Rugby League.


Mr Swift also helped create Rugby League history when he was appointed as the team manager for the first ever BARLA touring team that visited Australia, New Zealand and, Papua New Guinea in 1975. He becomes the first inductee from amateur Rugby League.