BARLA’s Three Counties Championship kicks off next week Sunday 27th October and it will be in ‘OuRLeague’ of its own with this the first of nine games all being streamed live on the OuRLeague App.
The first of six live game begins with the Under 17’s opener when Cumbria entertain Yorkshire at Millom ARLFC the oldest rugby league club in the country, with a 2.00pm kick off.
This will be followed by current champions Lancashire, Cumbria clash on Sunday 3rd Sunday November at Thatto Heath Crusaders ARLFC 1.30pm kick off and seven days later a ‘War of the Roses’ clash as Yorkshire welcome Lancashire on Sunday 10th November at Sharlston Rovers ARLFC, 1.30pm kick off.
The Under 19 & Open Age begins on Saturday 2nd November when champions of both age groups Lancashire, welcome Cumbria to Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC which kick off at 1.00pm & 2.30pm respectively. Seven days later Saturday 9th November Cumbria entertains Yorkshire at Millom ARLFC with 12.30pm & 2.00pm starts.
Eight days later see’s the final game of the competition on Sunday 17th November Yorkshire face Lancashire at Heworth ARLFC at 1.00pm & 2.30pm in a double ‘War of the Roses’ clash.
BARLA Vice Chair Steve Manning said:
“BARLA are delighted that all nine games of the BARLA Three Counties Championship are being steamed live on the OuRLeague App for the first time in the history of the competition this year and would like to thank the Rugby Football League for this opportunity.
“It is a great opportunity for the players from all the three counties to showcase their bravery and skills on a wider platform to audiences who can’t get to the games which we would encourage them to do, and to a new audience that has yet hasn’t been introduced to the amateur game.
“Last year saw a clean sweep across the board at all age groups by the red rose of Lancashire, no doubt Cumbria and Yorkshire will have something to say about that this year and will endeavor to knock the respective champions off their perches. It should be another cracking series.”