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Honours

League Champions:

1966-67, 1967-68

Challenge Cup Winners:

1908-09, 1945-46, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1962-63

Yorkshire Cup Winners:

as a union club:

1879, 1880, 1883, 1887

as a league club:

1910-11, 1924-25, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1951-52, 1956-57, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1964-65, 1992-93

Yorkshire League Winners:

1909-10, 1910-11, 1945-46, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1962-63

 Division One Winners: 1998

 

 

Record attendance

37,906 (21st March 1936 Leeds v Huddersfield, Challenge Cup semi-final)

Club record:

30,676 (26th Feb 1921 v Huddersfield - Challenge Cup First Round)

Wakefield Friendlies

This will be a  by no means complete list of Wakefield's friendly matches over the years. Let me know if you can fill in any of the gaps or add to the list. 

Traditionally Wakefield played Dewsbury in the pre-season Lazenby Cup charity game, alternating Home and Away each season. This ceased in the 1950's.

 Nigel Bell is clearly overcome with emotion as he holds the Yorkshire Rider Cup following the 1988 friendly victory over Hunslet...

1988 Yorkshire Rider Cup victory

 

Day Date Year Location Opposition Competition Trinity Opposition Result
                 
26 Dec 1880 H Brothers versus Singles   1g 2t 1g 1t brothers won
21 Jan 1882 H Eighteen of the Distict   2-0-3 0-1-1 Won
26 Apr 1882 H Married versus Single for the benefit of Wakefield Cricket Club 1-2-4 1-0-2 singles won
15 Apr 1884 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 1-0-11 0-0-5 Won
13 Sept 1884 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 6-2-2 0-2-2 Won
6 Apr 1885 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 2-3-4 0-0-0 Won
12 Sept 1885 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit      
26 Apr 1886 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 2-0-4 0-2-6 Won
11 Sept 1886 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 3-4-1 1-0-5 Won
12 Apr 1887 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 2-5-2 0-0-4 Won
10 Sept 1887 H Eighteen of the Distict Clayton Hospital benefit 3-2-9 1-0-4 Won
7 Apr 1890 H Mr Carpmael's Team (southern players) Clayton Hospital benefit 0g-1t-5m 2g-2t-2m Lost
28 Mar 1891 H Manningham Charity Match 0-2-4 0-2-3 Won
24 Feb 1894 H Wakefield Past v Mr Wright's Team (present) Mr Wright's team made of current players 0-0-0pts 0-1-3pts Lost
26 Mar 1894 H Castleford Clayton Hospital benefit 1-1-8pts 1-2-11pts Lost
21 Apr 1894 H Wakefield Past v Mr Wright's Team (present) Mr Wright's team made of current players 4-0-20pts 1-0-5pts Won

27

Dec

1911

H

Trinity Past v City Police

Poor children's boot fund

14

6

Won

17

Apr

1920

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

9

14

Lost

23

Apr

1921

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

8

7

Won

22

Apr

1922

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

8

21

Lost

29

April

1922

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

11

4

Won

5

May

1923

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

5

9

Lost

12

May

1923

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

6

27

Lost

10

Nov

1923

A

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

3

20

Lost

 

 

1924

 

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

 

 

 

2

May

1925

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

6

7

Lost

1

Sept

1926

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

12

7

Won

30

Aug

1927

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

2

5

Lost

20

Aug

1927

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

9

8

Won

22

Aug

1928

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

12

2

Won

24

Aug

1929

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

10

11

Lost

23

Aug

1930

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

11

10

Won

9

May

1931

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

24

10

Won

22

Aug

1931

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

19

9

Won

 

 

1932

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

 

 

 

20

Aug

1932

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

5

29

Lost

19

Aug

1933

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

6

13

Lost

21

Apr

1934

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

11

13

Lost

18

Aug

1934

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

14

15

Lost

11

May

1935

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

35

13

Won

24

Aug

1935

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

20

7

Won

9

May

1936

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

25

18

Won

22

Aug 

1936

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

28

10

Won

21

Aug

1937

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

 

 

 

20

Aug

1938

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

14

16

Lost

26

Apr

1939

H

Featherstone Rovers

Clayton Hospital Cup

30

3

Won

19

Aug

1939

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

13

6

Won

30

Aug

1940

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

11

14

Lost

24

Aug

1946

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

7

11

Lost

16

Aug

1947

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

7

13

Lost

14

Aug

1948

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

10

9

Won

13

Aug

1949

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

11

5

Won

7

Apr

1950

H

French Touring Team

Tour

36

7

Won

12

Aug

1950

A

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

2

8

Lost

21

May

1951

A

Workington

George Gebson benefit game

 

 

 

11

Aug

1951

H

Dewsbury

Lazenby Cup

 

 

 

3

May 

1952

H

Trinity Past

J T Wood Testimonial Match

 

 

 

16

Aug

1952

H

York

Forster Todd Trophy

45

3

Won

30

May

1953

H

Featherstone Rovers

Coronation Cup (Bullock Cup)

13

23

Lost

28

Apr

1954

H

Lionel Cooper's Team

Jack Booth Testimonial

 

 

Draw

15

Aug

1954

A

Featherstone Rovers

Bullock Cup

17

28

Lost

 

Summer

1954

Blackpool

Bramley

Blackpool Sports Week

21

7

Won

 

Summer

1954

Blackpool

Barrow

Blackpool Sports Week

10

30

Lost

7

Aug

1954

H

Castleford

Friendly

 

 

Draw

14

Aug

1956

A

Castleford

Friendly

36

6

Won

9

Mar

1957

H

Warrington

Friendly

34

16

Won

10

Aug

1957

H

Featherstone Rovers

Bullock Cup

12

20

Lost

30

Jun

1962

Johannesburg

Johannesburg Celtic

South African Tour

52

6

Won

3

Jul

1962

Johannesburg

Boksburg Vikings

South African Tour

42

15

Won

6

Jul

1962

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein Aquilae

South African Tour

48

9

Won

9

Jul

1962

Durban

S.A. Invitation XIII

South African Tour

59

3

Won

14

Jul

1962

Benoni

S.A. Invitation XIII

South African Tour

38

25

Won

17

Jul

1962

Pretoria

S.A. Invitation Team

South African Tour

42

8

Won

13

Aug

1966

A

Salford

Charity Cup Match

10

18

Lost

11

Aug 

1967

H

Salford

Charity Cup Match

6

29

Lost

14

Aug

1970

H

Wakefield and District Amateurs

Final Trial Game

 

 

 

26

May

1976

H

Great Britain

Mick Morgan Testimonial

 

 

 

7

Nov

1976

H

Doncaster

Friendly

61

3

Won

6

Aug

1978

A

York

Friendly

 

 

 

10

Aug

1979

H

York

Friendly

16

23

Lost

15

Aug

1982

A

Leigh

Firsway Charity Match

14

15

Lost

19

Aug

1984

H

Hull

Friendly

34

14

Won

26

Aug

1984

A

Leigh

Firsway Charity Match

 

 

 

12

Aug

1984

H

Bradford  

Sterling Sevens

4

14

Lost

7

Aug

1985

H

Wakefield Past

Friendly

 

 

 

21

Aug

1985

A

Hull

Friendly

18

18

Draw

 

Aug

1986

A

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

16

12

Won

19

Aug

1987

H

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

 

 

 

 

Aug

1988

A

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

30

12

Won

 

 

1988

H

Wakefield 79 Wembley Team

John Thompson Benefit Game

 

 

 

18

Aug

1989

H

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

34

10

Won

15

Aug

1990

H

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

24

26

Lost

1

Aug

1992

H

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

30

10

Won

 

Aug

1993

H

Hunslet

Yorkshire Rider Cup

50

18

Won

 

Aug

1994

H

Dewsbury

Friendly

14

24

Lost

 

Mar

1996

H

London Broncos

Friendly

12

35

Lost

26

Dec

1997

A

Featherstone Rovers

Headland Electric Trophy

12

18

Lost

4

Oct

1998

France 

Villeneuve

Treize Tournoi

12

34

Lost

11

Oct

1998

France

Limoux

Treize Tournoi

38

36

Won

17

Oct

1998

France

Limoux

Treize Tournoi

24

10

Won

23

Oct

1998

France

Villeneuve

Treize Tournoi

23

25

Lost

1

Feb

1999

H

Sheffield Eagles

John Thompson Benefit Game

30

26

Won

7

Feb

1999

A

Bradford  

Friendly

6

62

Lost

26

Dec

1999

A

Castleford

Friendly

14

14

Draw

1

Feb

2000

H

Sheffield Eagles

Friendly

30

26

Won

6

Feb

2000

A

Bradford  

Friendly

12

24

Lost

26

Dec

2000

A

Castleford

Friendly

38

2

Won

7

Feb

2001

H

Bradford  

Friendly

20

26

Lost

13

Jan

2002

A

Hull

Friendly

18

31

Lost

25

Jan

2002

A

Leeds

Friendly

16

32

Lost

29

Dec

2002

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

18

0

Won

12

Jan

2003

A

York

Friendly

postponed

 

 

16

Jan

2003

H

Leeds

Friendly

38

24

Won

24

Jan

2003

A

Halifax

Friendly

26

26

Draw

28

Dec

2003

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

34

14

Won

31

Jan

2004

A

Leeds

Friendly

6

24

Lost

4

Feb

2004

A

Bradford  

Friendly

12

26

Lost

26

Dec

2004

A

Leeds

Tetley's Festive Challenge

6

46

Lost

23

Jan

2005

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

36

10

Won

26

Dec

2005

A

Leeds

Friendly

18

42

Lost

20

Jan

2006

A

York

Friendly

26

12

Won

22

Jan

2006

A

Castleford

Friendly

20

33

Lost

5

Feb

2006

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

48

26

Won

26

Dec

2006

A

Leeds

Friendly

14

22

Lost

21

Jan

2007

H

Dewsbury

Friendly

42

0

Won

28

Jan

2007

H

Bradford  

Friendly

42

24

Won

26

Dec

2007

A

Leeds

Friendly

26

18

Won

4

Jan

2008

H

Bradford  

Friendly

44

0

Won

20

Jan

2008

A

York

Friendly

40

16

Won

27

Jan

2008

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

38

28

Won

2

Feb

2008

A

St Helens

Friendly

22

38

Lost

26

Dec

2008

A

Leeds

Cravendale Festive Challenge

22

16

Won

18

Jan

2009

A

St Helens

Paul Wellen's Testimonial

22

26

Lost

25

Jan

2009

A

Castleford

Friendly

12

32

Lost

1

Feb

2009

H

Doncaster

Friendly

12

42

Lost

26

Dec

2009

A

Leeds

Cravendale Festive Challenge

12

32

Lost

17

Jan

2010

H

Wigan

Friendly

38

40

Lost

24

Jan

2010

A

Hunslet

Friendly

6

38

Lost

1

Jan

2011

A

Leeds

Friendly

22

40

Lost

16

Jan

2011

A

Dewsbury

Friendly

30

10

Won

23

Jan

2011

H

Huddersfield

Friendly

16

24

Lost

30

Jan

2011

A

Bradford  

Friendly

16

40

Lost

26

Dec

2011

A

Leeds

Heatshot Festive Challenge

10

26

Lost

6

Jan

2012

H

Sheffield Eagles

Friendly

38

24

Won

14

Jan

2012

A

Catalans Dragons

Jerome Guisset's Testimonial

10

46

Lost

22

Jan

2012

H

Castleford

Friendly

40

20

Won

29

Jan

2012

A

Batley

Friendly

14

18

Lost

26

Dec

2012

A

Leeds

Heatshot Festive Challenge

26

40

Lost

13

Jan

2013

H

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

38

10

Won

26

Dec

2013

A

Leeds

Heatshot Festive Challenge

18

18

Draw

26

Jan

2014

H

Huddersfield

Friendly

postponed

waterlogged pitch

 

28

Jan

2014

A

Doncaster

Friendly

44

4

Won

2

Feb

2014

A

Hunslet

Friendly

40

20

Won

26

Dec

2014

A

Leeds

Tetley's Festive Challenge

28

50

Lost

11

Jan

2015

H

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

34

20

Won

25

Jan

2015

H

Hull

Friendly

46

10

Won

26

Dec

2015

A

Leeds

Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

14

6

Won

10

Jan

2016

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

22

18

Won

24

Jan

2016

A

Castleford

Friendly

6

32

Lost

26

Dec

2016

A

Leeds

Whetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

30

6

Won

8

Jan

2017

A

Dewsbury

Friendly

30

26

Won

22

Jan

2017

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

20

28

Lost

29

Jan

2017

H

Sheffield Eagles

Friendly

50

6

Won

26

Dec 

2017

H

Leeds

Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

11

17

Lost

7

Jan

2018

A

Batley

Friendly

 

 

 

14

Jan

2018

H

Halifax

Friendly

62

0

Won

20

Jan

2018

H

Huddersfield

Friendly

 

 

 

26

Dec

2018

A

Leeds

Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

4

10

Lost

13

Jan

2019

A

Hull

Danny Kirmond and Danny Washbrook Testimonial (David Topliss memorial trophy)

30

24

Won

19

Jan

2019

A

Newcastle Thunder

Friendly

6

16

Lost

22

Jan

2019

H

Huddersfield

Friendly

 

 

 

26

Dec

2019

A

Leeds

Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

4

30

Lost

12

Jan

2020

H

Hull Kingston Rovers

Danny Brough's Testimonial

20

6

Won

22

Jan

2020

H

Huddersfield

Friendly

4

16

Lost

24

Jan

2020

A

Doncaster

Friendly

22

36

Lost

14

March

2021

H

Dewsbury

Friendly

30

10

Won

26

Dec 

2021

A

Leeds

Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge

6

34

Lost

16

Jan

2022

A

Halifax

Scott Grix's Testimonial

 

 

 

23

Jan

2022

A

Featherstone Rovers

Friendly

 

 

 

 


Coaches

Ken Traill 1958-70         

Neil Fox 1970-74

Peter Fox 1974-76     

Geoff Gunney 1976     

Brian Lockwood 1976-78 

Ian Brooke 1978-79   

Bill Kirkbride 1979-80    

Bill Ashurst 1981-82     

Ray Batten 1982-83  

Derek Turner 1983-84 

Geoff Wraith 1984   

David Lamming 1984-85 

Len Casey 1985-86    

Tony Dean 1986     

Trevor Bailey 1986-87

David Topliss 1987-94 

David Hobbs 1994-95   

Paul Harkin 1995-96   

Mitch Brennan 1996-97 

Andy Kelly 1997-2000   

Tony Kemp 2000       

John Harbin 2000-01  

Peter Roe 2001-02    

Shane McNally/Adrian Vowles 2002-03     

Shane McNally 2003-05 

Tony Smith 2005-06    

John Kear 2006-11  

Richard Agar 2011-2014

James Webster 2014-2015

Brian Smith 2015-2016

Chris Chester 2016-2021

Willie Poching Sept 2021 to date