Bears 2016 Fixtures Announced
Coventry Bears fixtures announced with Toulouse away round 1
The Bears can now announce their fixtures for next season and there are some exciting games to look forward to. The format of the League has changed with each club playing each other either home or away for the first 15 games then the remainder of the fixtures are decided on merit with the top 8 playing off for promotion and the bottom 7 clubs playing off for the League one shield. The first League game of the season will see the Bears make history as they travel to Toulouse on March 5th for the French sides first league game in the competition. The Bears will then host Rochdale Hornets on March 13th for the first home League game of the season. The Bears have also made a significant change to their season with a change to Saturday games later in the summer to maximise local support and allow for games to be marketed as bigger events.
Coventry Bears MD Alan Robinson commented:
"I was personally very excited to see these fixtures and in particular our away draw to Toulouse in Round 1 which is fantastic for us in many ways. Not only will it be a big occasion for the club but also for the city as all eyes will be on that fixture in the first week of the competition. We must play everyone either home or away and I think we have done well from the draw avoiding some long away trips to Cumbria and Newcastle. We will be having a big focus on making our home games much bigger events on Saturdays where possible so next season will be very exciting for everyone involved and fans of RL in the area"
The Bears will be announcing new membership and season ticket packages very soon.
BEARS 2016 FIXTURES
Round 1 Saturday 5th March Toulouse Olympique XIII v COVENTRY Bears 3.30pm AWAY
Round 2 Sunday 13th March COVENTRY Bears v Rochdale Hornets 3.00pm HOME
Round 3 Friday 25th March All Golds v Coventry Bears 7.30pm AWAY
Round 4 Sunday 10th April COVENTRY Bears v Barrow Raiders 3.00pm HOME
Round 5 Sunday 17th April York City Knights v COVENTRY Bears 3.00pm AWAY
Round 6 Saturday 23rd April London Skolars v COVENTRY Bears 6.00pm AWAY
Round 7 Sunday 8th May COVENTRY Bears v Keighley Cougars 3.00pm HOME
Round 8 Saturday 14th May COVENTRY Bears v Doncaster RLFC 3.00pm HOME
Round 9 Sunday 22nd May Hemel Stags v COVENTRY Bears 2.30pm AWAY
Round 10 Bye Week
Round 11 Saturday 11th June Coventry Bears v Oxford RLFC 3.00pm HOME
Round 12 Sunday 19th June Hunslet Hawks v COVENTRY Bears 3.00pm AWAY
Round 13 Saturday 25th June COVENTRY Bears v Newcastle Thunder 3.00pm HOME
Round 14 Sunday 3rd July North Wales Crusaders v COVENTRY Bears 3.00pm AWAY
Round 15 Saturday 9th July COVENTRY Bears v South Wales Scorpions 3.00pm HOME