Saturday, 20 July 2013

A large crowd saw a Silsden Dream Team (pictured above) defeat a crew (pictured below) from the Emmerdale TV series to win the Browny Cup at Silsden Sports Club on July 20. The family fun day, strongly supported by local businesses, was estimated to have raised more than £5,000 for the Chris Brown Trust, in memory of Chris Brown, who died aged 24 in 2009 after receiving a head injury playing rugby league for Silsden Park Rangers. The Dream Team, captained by James Whitehead, comprised friends of Chris and Chris's two brothers, Mark and Adam. Silsden won on penalties after drawing 2-2 at full time. The Trust has raised hundreds of pounds to help local people in difficulty as a result of loss or injury.   

Above: The pre-match warm-up introduced players to musical moves and owed more to fun than formations.