Cornwall RLFC

Workington Town

Ground: Derwent Park (10,000)
Head Coach: Anthony Murray
Captain: Stevie Scholey
Season 2023 Finish: 14th Championship (relegation)

Suffering relegation from the Betfred Championship last term, the Cumbrian outfit will be hoping for a dominant 2023 campaign and secure an instant promotion back to the second tier.

Town have turned to Anthony Murray as head coach and he is no stranger to leading Cumbrian sides after a spell a decade ago in charge of Barrow. After a short spell with the Raiders, Murray joined Cornwall’s divisional rivals North Wales Crusaders before leaving the Colwyn Bay based side during the off season.

Workington fans will be hoping that Murray’s knowledge and coaching experience in the division will spark one of rugby league’s proudest clubs back into life and make their sojourn into the third tier a brief one. 

Last season was one to to forget for Workington as they won just one of their regular season rounds and dropped into League 1 alongside Dewsbury Rams.

After turning to Murray, Workington have appointed Stevie Scholey as the club’s captain and there are high expectations around Derwent Park that promotion is a realistic ambition during 2023. 

Quick Workington facts:

  • Workington Town RLFC was formed in december 1944 at a meeting held in the Royal Oak Hotel, Workington and in attendance was Mr John Wilson the then secretary of the Rugby League.

  • They became Rugby League Champions in 1951 and also won the Challenge Cup in 1952.

Derwent Park: Round 11; Sunday 4th June (1.00pm)

Memorial Ground: Round 18; Sunday, July (1.00pm)