Championship side Barrow Raiders reveal six-figure damage following Storm Eunice

Storm Eunice has claimed a number of rugby league games this past weekend with Bradford Bulls just one of numerous clubs having to miss out on a fixture.

Bradford were supposed to play at home against Barrow Raiders, but the game was called off whilst Workington Town’s fixture at home to Halifax was postponed on the morning of the game.

Leeds Rhinos’ reserves game against Newcastle Thunder – which was scheduled for Stanningley last Friday – had been called off to due a waterlogged pitch.

Batley Bulldogs’ Championship fixture against Sheffield Eagles, scheduled for Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, Mount Pleasant, on Sunday, was postponed following a lunchtime pitch inspection whilst Castleford Tigers’ reserve fixture against Wakefield Trinity was also called off.

But, one club also recorded serious damage to their stadium – and that was Championship side Barrow Raiders.

“As you are probably aware Barrow Raiders were a victim of Storm Eunice with estimated damage well into six figures with the loss of our marquee, perimeter wall, damage to the grandstand and other advertising hoardings. Add to this the loss of revenue in the short term.

“Thankfully no one was hurt although there were some near misses within our own team and some of us have used up a life today.

“We have had a fantastic response with many people involved with the initial tidy-up operation this afternoon but we will be reconvening at 9am Saturday morning if anyone is able to lend a hand. Hopefully the wind will have dropped by then!

“This is a massive blow to the club but with your support we will come back stronger.

“Also we need to announce that both Bradford v Barrow and Dewsbury Moor v Barrow Ladies have both been postponed.”

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