Opening win for Foxes

Fenland Foxes played their first Rugby League game last week and beat West Norfolk Wild Cats 38-16.

The Wisbech-based Foxes are made up of a combination of local Rugby League enthusiasts, players from Rugby Union teams in the area and players from as far away as Peterborough.

Foxes coach, Ash Howlett, said: “We have been training for a month before our first game and are now busy setting up fixtures against other regional teams.

“We’ve been a bit thin on the ground regarding teams in the East before but now the sport has conquered other regions we have been focusing on areas such as this where there haven’t traditionally been teams.

“The next step is getting the team more familiar with the sport with the view to them entering the Co-operative Rugby League Conference Eastern Regional League next season where we also hope to see the West Norfolk Wildcats.

“People in Fenland have never had the opportunity to play the sport before and the Union players are enjoying the freedom you have to run with the ball and I think many of them see a future in Rugby League.

“It’s a young team and they have a great future in the sport, the important thing is that people in the area now have the option of playing Rugby League and the opportunities to play the sport are there.”

Fenland Foxes train at 7pm on Tuesday nights at Wisbech RFC.