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Heysham Atoms rugby league fixtures announced

Heysham Atoms' new season starts soon. Photo by Phil Dawson (@PhotosbyPhilD)

Heysham Atoms rugby league club will get their league campaign under way in just a few weeks.

The club are playing in the North West Men’s Premier Division despite their last-placed finish in the league last season. They were not relegated due to a shortage of teams in the division last year.

They begin their quest for a higher finish on Saturday March 11 at Powder House Lane with a visit from Latchford Albion.

The full list of fixtures are below (all kick off times are 2.30pm unless stated otherwise):

March 11: Latchford Albion (H)

March 18: Haresfinch (A)

March 25: Ashton Bears (A)

April 1: Hindley (H)

April 15: Halton Farnworth Hornets (A)

May 13: Orrell St James (A)

May 20: Shevington Sharks (A)

June 10: Blackbrook (H)

June 17: Ashton Bears (H)

July 1: Orrell St James (H)

July 8: Latchford Albion (A)

July 22: Halton Farnworth (H)

July 29, 2pm: Hindley (A)

September 2: Shevington Sharks (H)

September 9: Blackbrook (A)

September 16: Haresfinch (H)

Any alterations to this information nearer to the time will be published on the relevant week’s Beyond Radio Local Sport What's On Guide.

In preparation for the upcoming season, the Atoms have played two pre-season friendlies against Chorley Panthers and Keighley Albion.

Heysham Atoms’ ladies team have a friendly on Sunday (March 5) away against Barrow Raiders Ladies at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium before they begin their first season in a league – the North West Counties Development League.

The entry fee for the game is £5, and Barrow Raiders are giving all supporters a £5 food and drink voucher and the chance to watch the Barrow Raiders men’s game after the ladies play.

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