BULLS' CHAIR AWARDED LONDON RL SERVICES TO RUGBY LEAGUE AWARD
Brixton Bulls were the second most nominated club across the awards
Club Chair, Philippa Robson, was awarded the Services to Rugby League Award at the recent London Rugby League Community Club Awards, hosted by the London Rugby League Foundation.
Philippa has been a driving force behind Brixton Bulls for the last 15 years, taking several previous Junior teams to Grand Final success before re-starting the Primary section 7 years ago. She has also been Chair of the London Junior League for the last few years, and has made an enormous contribution to rugby league across London and the South-East. This contribution was rightly recognised by the judging panel, with Philippa also receiving nominations from a number of other clubs.
Meanwhile, the Brixton Bulls received 10 nominations across the various categories, the second most of any of the clubs in London and the South-East. Nominees from Brixton Bulls included:
Adult Coach of the Year - Kieran Robertson
Adult Male Player of the Year - Josh Burke
Children's Coach of the Year - Kieran Robertson, Pablo Bawdekar, Rick Jones
Services to Rugby League - Allison Thomas-Smith, Philippa Robson
Volunteer of the Year - Dan Carbin, Rick Jones
Club of the Year - Brixton Bulls
BRIXTON BULLS FLAG BEARERS AT WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL
On the Emirates pitch with the players for the anthems
Brixton Bulls mini and junior players were the flag bearers at the Emirates for the World Cup Semi-Final at the Emirates stadium. The players were mainly from the Brixton Bulls U13s, along with a few players from the minis. The players were holding the Samoa flag before the game, and were on the pitch when the England and Samoa players entered the arena and for the pre-match national anthems and ceremony.
What an amazing experience for Brixton Bulls!
MINI BULLS FLAG BEARERS AT THE WHEELCHAIR WORLD CUP
Meet England players after the match
A group of Brixton Bulls U9s and U7s went to the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park on Sunday to be flag bearers for the Rugby League World Cup Match between England and Spain. The Mini Bulls had a great experience being on the pitch for the National Anthems in front of a crowd of over 3000 spectators, as well as being seen by millions of viewers, live on BBC 2. They also got to meet England players, James Simpson, and Player of the Match, Robert Hawkins, after the match.
World Cup Comes to Brixton Bulls
Junior Bulls have training with England stars
Ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, Brixton Bulls had a visit from the World Cups for the Men's, Women's and Wheelchair Tournaments. They were also joined by England players Niall Evalds, Jodie Cunningham and Tom Halliwell, as well as rugby league legend Martin Offiah, in order to celebrate the impending launch of the World Cup.
The England players put the Junior Bulls through their paces in a training session, teaching them skills in both attack and defence. They also held a Q&A session, discussing their excitement ahead of the World Cup, as well as the importance of hard work.
Mens Team Win Grand Final
Bulls come from behind to beat Elmbridge 34-30 in the Grand Final!
Jack Hancock was the hat trick hero with tries from Paddy James, Ted Stone, and Ugo Onyeji, and conversions from Josh Burke and Adam Sheehy.
There were unreal performances throughout the entire team, with a special shout out to Ted Rackley who dominated against Elmbridge’s middles. It was a hell of a game to watch and to be a part of, and an unreal feeling to come back from defeat in the final last year to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
Sat, 17 Sep
Men's 34 30 Elmbridge Eagles
Sat, 10 Sep
Men's 32 28 Medway Dragons
BRIXTON BULLS PRIMARY END OF SEASON AWARD WINNERS
The following players won the End of Season Awards for the different age groups at Brixton Bulls. Many congratulations to them all - the awards are all fully deserved!
Most Improved - Otis Bewdeker
Most Effort - Zechariah Rye
Coaches Player of the Year - Sammy Trimlett
Players' Player of the Year - Danny Jones
Most Improved - Franklin Davie
Most Effort - Frazer Marmont-Robertson
Coaches Player of the Year - Kevonne Gunter
Players' Player of the Year - Kevonne Gunter
Sat, 6 Aug
Men's 36 34 Medway Dragons
Sat, 30 July
London Chargers 22 32 Men's
BRIXTON BULLS U12 ARE SE ENGLAND CHAMPIONS!
Brixton Bulls U12s were crowned the Champions of London & the South East of England after their 34-4 victory over Bromley Bengals in the Grand Final at Hemel Stags yesterday.
After a nervy start from both sides, the Bulls began to exert control as their set completion improved, and captain Hamza Zidour opened the scoring with a typically powerful run after some good work from dummy half by Player of the Match, Ryan Jones. The duo repeated the trick a few moments later, with Zidour scoring his second after an offload from Jones while half back, Dylan Robson, slotted both goals. Having absorbed some pressure in their own half from Bromley, the Bulls then produced a great team try just before half time, with winger Dexter Kufuor touching down unopposed in the corner after great ball movement from Robson and left center, Etienne Barry.
With a 16-0 lead at half-time the Bulls were in a strong position, but knew that Bromley would hit back. However, another powerful run from Zidour, and a show and go near the line from Robson put the game beyond doubt at 28-0, with Robson kicking one of the goals and hooker Jones the other. Bromley weren't finished yet and managed to squeeze over in the corner. However, Brixton then constructed their best set of the game, culminating with stand off Lawrence Ipoli collecting a double miss pass from Robson to touch down wide on the right. Jones knocked over the conversion to wrap up the game 34-4.
Sat, 23 July
U12 34 4 Bromley Bengals
Sat, 16 July
Men's 28 24 Elmbridge Eagles
BRIXTON U12 FINISH TOP OF THE TABLE
Bulls win their last league vs Bromley ahead of the Semi-Finals next week
Brixton Bulls U12s had a hard fought win in a top of the table clash at Bromley Bengals. The Bulls won 30-16 in a high quality game, with 5 tries for loose forward Hamza Zidour and one for full back Trey Marshal, with half-back Dylan Robson kicking 3 goals.
The win means Brixton sneak past Bromley to finish top of the table after the regular league rounds. Brixton and Bromley both beat each other once during the season, with the Bulls points difference being only 10 points better.
The Bulls now face Brentwood at Streatham & Croydon RFC in the Semi-Finals next Saturday.
Sat, 9 July
Bromley Bengals 16 30 U12
BRIXTON U12 WIN SECOND GAME VS ELMBRIDGE
Bulls win a tough contest 28-12
Following their narrow defeat to Bromley in midweek, Brixton Bulls U12s bounced back on Saturday with a hard fought victory against a determined Elmbridge side. The final score was 28-12 to the Bulls, with 3 more tries for loose forward, Hamza Zidour, a first try for prop Humphrey Bedford, and a length of the field effort from hooker Ryan Jones.
The Bulls sit second in the London Junior League Table, closely behind Bromley, ahead of Saturday's League Table decider.
Sat, 2 July
Men's 36 24 West Warriors
U12 28 12 Elmbridge Eagles
Wed, 29 Jun
U12 20 36 Bromley Bengals
Brixton U12 CONTINUE WINNING RUN VS BRENTWOOD
Win 62-6 in away match
Brixton Bulls U12s continued their winning run, with a 62-6 victory away at Brentwood Eels in the London Junior League. This was an all round team performance, with 4 tries to Loose Forward Hamza Zidour, 3 for Prop Tirae Campbell, 2 for Full Back Trey Marshall, and 2 for Hooker Ryan Jones, who also kicked 8 goals, with Oli Coombes also kicking a goal.
Brixton Bulls Host Primary Festival
Teams from across the South East come to Brixton Bulls
Brixton Bulls yesterday hosted a Primary Festival for teams from across the South East of England. Teams from Elmbridge Eagles and Eastern Rhinos in Colchester, made the journey to Streatham & Croydon RFC for the festival. There were matches for U11s, U9s and U7s, and a great day was had by all!
Many thanks to everyone who came, and we look forward to playing you again next year.
Sat, 25 June
London Skolars 26 26 Men's
Brentwood Eels 6 62 U12
Minis @ Brixton Festival
Mini Bulls Visit Eastern Rhinos
The Mini Bulls travelled all the way to Colchester today for a festival hosted by Easter Rhinos. They played exceptionally well while having a great time. The sun was shining down on them throughout the day. After their fantastic performance, they enjoyed delicious ice cream and had a blast playing on inflatables. Summer rugby is the best!
Sat, 18 June
Men's 46 10 London Chargers
Minis @ Eastern Rhinos Festival
Brixton U12 ARE LONDON & SE NINES CHAMPIONS
Bulls beat Bromley 3-1 in the Final
Brixton Bulls U12s became the London & SE Rugby League Nines Champions in a tournament in Brentwood on Saturday. The tournament included teams from as far as Colchester, Maidstone and Brentwood, as well as several London based teams. After winning their pool, the beat Bromley Bengals 3-1 in the final.
Brixton scored 10 tries throughout the tournament, with hard running loose forward Hamza Zidour scoring 7, dynamic hooker Ryan Jones scoring 2, and strong carrying prop forward Tirae Campbell scoring 1. However, their defence was even more impressive, conceding only 3 tries through the whole tournament.
Sat, 11 June
Elmbridge Eagles 24 40 Men's
U12 @ U12 9s Festival (winners)
Over 70 Bulls at Challenge Cup FInal
Brixton Bulls take over 70 people to the Challenge Cup Final, with U12s as Mascots for the 1895 Final
Brixton Bulls took a party of over 70 to the recent Challenge Cup Final at Tottenham Stadium. As part of the event, the U12s were the Mascots and Flag Bearers for the 1895 Final between Featherstone and Leigh.
Meanwhile the U7s, U9s and U11s played in the Primary Festival at London Skolars in the morning, then did a Pitch Parade around the Tottenham Stadium before the main Cup FInal between Wigan & Huddersfield.
This was a fantastic experience for all the players, coaches and parents, which they will remember for a long time!
PRIMARY FESTIVAL & PITCH PARADE BEFORE CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
Mini Bulls play in Primary Festival, then do Pitch Parade around Tottenham Stadium before the Cup Final
Brixton Bulls U7s, U9s and U11s all took part in the Primary Festival at London Skolars, then did the Pitch Parade around the Tottenham Stadium, before the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, between Wigan and Huddersfield.
The Festival involved nearly 300 players from 19 clubs, with many having travelled to London from across the North of England. The Mini Bulls acquitted themselves well, with both U11s and U7s winning most of their matches, and the U9s also putting up a strong performance against some tough opposition.
The Pitch Parade was then a great experience for all the players and coaches involved, with a walk around the edge of the pitch of the fantastic new stadium in front of thousands of fans, shortly before the Cup Final kick off.
Sat, 4 June
Minis @ Challenge Cup Festival
Brixton U12 WIN THEIR SECOND GAME IN LONDON JUNIOR LEAGUE
36-10 victory over Brentwood Eels
Brixton Bulls U12s won their second successive game in the London Junior League, defeating Brentwood Eels 36-10.
Captain and Loose Forward, Hamza Zidour, scored another 5 tries, to take his tally to 10 for the season, with Tirae Campbell and William Hale both scoring one each. Hooker Ryan Jones landed another 4 goals on top of an impressive all round performance.
Sat, 14 May
U12 36 10 Brentwood Eels
Medway Dragons 28 22 Men's
MINI BULLS ENJOY PRIMARY FESTIVAL AT ELMBRIDGE
U11s, U9s and U7s all play against Elmbridge
Brixton Bulls U11s, U9s and U7s all travelled to Elmbridge on Saturday to play their first matches of the season against Elmbridge Eagles. The U11s lost a tight game 7-6, despite being made up primarily of Year 5s. The U9s thoroughly enjoyed the match, especially Danny Jones, who scored 5 tries. The U7s all had a great time at their first festival.
Brixton U12 OFF TO A WINNING START IN LONDON JUNIOR LEAGUE
Beat Elmbridge Eagles 40-10 in opening game
Brixton Bulls U12s got off to a winning start in their opening game in their London Junior League campaign, with a 40-10 win away at Elmbridge Eagles.
There were stand our performances from captain and loose forward Hamza Zidour, who scored 5 of the 8 tries, full-back Trey Marshall, who scored a brace, and stand off Dexter Kufour, who topped the tackle count. Newcomer Tirae Campbell also contributed a late try after a strong run, while hooker Ryan Jones kicked 4 goals.
Sat, 7 May
Minis @ Elmbridge Eagles Festival
Elmbridge Eagles 10 40 U12
BRIXTON BULLS U10 & U12 HOST KEIGHLEY ALBION IN FANTASTIC MATCHES
U12s win but U10s are beaten in great event
Brixton Bulls played host to Keighley Albion U10s and U12s at Streatham & Croydon Rugby Club on Saturday. Albion brought a touring party of 35 players, and close to 100 supporters for the trip to London.
Keighley were too good for the Bulls in the U10s, being both well drilled and also having a significant size advantage. However, the Bulls never gave up, and scored several good tries, including long range efforts from Nate Thomas, Frazer Marmont-Robertson, Leo Parker-Sumner and Danny Jones, while Logen Gyoni showed both great technique and extraordinary bravery in his tackling. There is plenty to build on for the future, as the side contained a number of Year 4s, while the Keighley team was all Year 5s. Kevonne Jackson was nominated the Bulls' Player of the Match.
In the U12s, the tables were turned, with the Bulls showing a good combination of pace, power and skill along with excellent organisation from half-back, Dylan Robson. They ran out 28-4 winners with tries from Hamza Zidour, Etienne Barry, Ryan Jones and Trey Marshall, while Robson kicked 4 of 5 conversions. Loose forward Zidour's strong running was particularly impressive, while hooker, Jones, was awarded the Bulls' Player of the Match thanks to his quality distribution, sniping runs and brave defence.
Many thanks to all the Bulls supporters, and particularly to Rugby League Legends, Paul Sculthorpe and Martin Offiah, for their good luck messages.
Sat, 26 Mar
U12 28 4 Keighley Albion
U10 0 0 Keighley Albion
U12S WIN FIRST MATCH VS ELMBRIDGE
Bulls U12s win first match of the season, 48-40 vs Elmbridge Eagles
Brixton Bulls U12s won their first match of the season, a 48-40 thriller vs Elmbridge Eagles. The Bulls raced to an early lead thanks to tries from loose forward Hamza Zidour, winger Trey Marshall and half-back Dylan Robson. Elmbridge then hit back to set up a grand stand finish in the final quarter. The Bulls managed to close out the game, however, helped by a typically powerful run from Zidour, a skilful chip and chase by Robson, and a spectacular length of the field effort by dummy half, Ryan Jones.
Many thanks to Elmbridge Eagles for hosting the game, and making the Bulls so welcome.
Sat, 12 Mar
Elmbridge Eagles 40 48 U12
Cross-Code Match vs Crawley
U11s and U12s play Crawley Rugby Union in Cross Code Match
Brixton Bulls U11s and U12s travelled to Crawley Rugby Union Club on Sunday to take part in a Cross Code match. The teams played rugby league for half of the matches and rugby union for the other half. It was a great event, and many thanks to Crawley Rugby Union for hosting us.