KEIGHLEY Cougars today can announce a fan inclusive open training session for Saturday 19th February.

The event, to be held at Cougar Park, will see fans presented with the opportunity to watch the lads train as well as participate in an open Q&A following the session.

The training portion of the event will take place outside on the pitch and will see not just the Cougars first team, but also our League One counterparts Midlands Hurricanes in attendance.

The two sides will train alongside each other before participating in a number of game scenarios, officiated by RFL referee Liam Staveley.

Following the conclusion of training shortly before noon, the players will be on hands for fans to get both autographs and photographs with their favourite stars.

Gates will open at 9:30am for a 10am start for the outside training session.

The Hall of Fame bar will be open throughout the training portion of the event with tea and coffees available. Supporters will also be able to buy bacon and sausage sandwiches, with a vegetarian option also provided.

The club shop will also be open for supporters wishing to pre-order our 2022 range and/or purchase our 2021 range from the end of season sale

Following the conclusion of the training session there will be a Q&A held from Noon until 1pm in the Hall of Fame bar.

The fans will be able to ask questions to a four-man panel of Head of Rugby Andrew Henderson, Head Coach Rhys Lovegrove, a member of the first team squad (TBC), and RFL referee Liam Staveley.

Andrew, Rhys, and the player will be there to answer questions regarding the club, team, and rugby.

Liam will be on hand to answer fans questions regarding the return of scrums, disciplinary proceedings, and the new rules implemented to the sport since last years return to action following the pandemic.

This open training session is FREE entry for all supporters and we hope to see you at Cougar Park for our first fan event since the pandemic began!

By Joshua Chapman