Cadishead Rhinos Head Coach and Club Secretary Paul Elliott is optimistic ahead of the 2020 season as they look to kick on from last campaign’s impressive promotion from the North West County Division 4.
Speaking about the new season, which they will play in a higher division, Elliot has ambitions of another successful campaign. He said: “I think this year the key things are to continue our really good hold, compete in the higher division and still have aspirations of making the play-offs.”
It is evident that after going unbeaten at home all of last season, the Club is moving in a positive direction and aren’t simply looking to hold on to their status in the division, they want to challenge for promotion again.
“I think this year the key things are to continue our really good hold, compete in the higher division and still have aspirations of making the play-offs.”
Cadishead Rhinos played their only pre-season game last weekend, winning 18-14 in an entertaining game at home to Wigan St Pats A, who are in the division above them.
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Paul Elliott also spoke about how pre-season has been going so far as the Club prepare for their first competitive game next weekend in the cup: “It’s all gone well, they’ve done a lot of hard work conditioning in the gym. Because pre-season is now in winter, training has been restricted a bit but they’ve worked hard on conditioning and getting into shape.
“They train twice a week, they train on Tuesday and Thursday night and we’ve got most of the training staff for the season, so they’ve been doing Saturday mornings too.”
The Rhinos host Roose Pioneers next Saturday afternoon in the cup as they kickoff their campaign before facing the Pioneers again on the following Saturday at home in the league.
Cadishead play their home games at the Cadishead Recreation Ground and they usually get a good attendance: “Considering the fact we’re a community club, we definitely get a decent following home and away, so over the season a couple hundred people come to watch our games.”
The league is formed up of 10 teams which includes local rivals the Salford City Roosters, with the season finishing on Saturday 12th September 2020 away to Preston & South Ribble.
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