Cougars to be roared on by fans
Keighley Cougars, who face Oldham in Sunday’s Co-operative Championship One Grand Final at Warrington (Kick off 3.05pm), will have a big following of Cougar fans cheering them on.
The Cougars expect slightly more than 1,000 fans to follow them to the Halliwell Jones Stadium as they bid to win the Grand Final, and earn promotion to the Co-operative Championship in 2010.
Helen Carter, the Cougars’ General Manager, said: “We’ve sold more than 700 tickets at Cougar Park and Keighley fans have also bought their tickets via the RFL’s Ticket Office.
“That’ll mean we’ll have in excess of 1,000 fans in the stadium and shouting for the team. It’ll certainly make for a fantastic atmosphere because Cougar fans always make their presence felt by making plenty of noise.”
And the Cougars are also appreciative that their Championship neighbours Halifax have urged their fans to take their seats early and cheer for the Cougars.
Halifax play Barrow Raiders in the Co-operative Championship Final and that game kicks off at 5.30pm, just after the Cougars v Oldham showdown.
Added Carter: “We’re really grateful to Halifax for asking their fans to support us and, in return, we’ll call on the Cougar fans that stay on for the Championship Grand Final to lend their support to Halifax.
“Its part of being in the Yorkshire Rugby League family and it builds on the friendly rivalry that exists between the two neighbouring towns”.