July 21, 2017

Patch Walker will be with The Bulldogs until at least the end of 2018. Walker’s influence has played a massive part in the side’s return to winning ways over recent weeks, with his goal kicking particularly key, and the new deal will see him spend a 3rd season with the club. Head Coach Matt Diskin is excited to see one of his lieutenants committing to the next campaign. “This is…


BISSA selling ‘Underdogs’ book

June 1, 2017

Batley Independent Supporters’ Squadbuilder Association (BISSA) are delighted to announce that Tony Hannan and his publishers, Penguin Books have agreed to let us act as selling agents for his recently released book ‘Underdogs’, which chronicles a season in the life of Batley Bulldogs Rugby League Club. The book is a must for all Bulldogs and Rugby League fans alike, focusing on the fantastic journey undertaken by the club in 2016,…



October 29, 2016

The BISSA 2016 AGM will be held in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. Any BISSA member who wishes an item to be put on the agenda must notify me in writing at the above address before 12noon on Monday 7th November. The agenda will be posted in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge at the club one week prior to the meeting. All BISSA members are invited…


BISSA sign promising young players

October 16, 2016

BISSA are delighted to announce the season long loan signings of Tom Holmes and Will Mayer from Castleford Tigers. Tom is an elusive quick half back and Will a mobile aggressive forward. Both have Super League experience and have a long bright future ahead. Darryl Powell is delighted with the connection with Batley as was proved last season with Greg Minikin and Frankie Mariano. BISSA would like to thank ALL…


BISSA assist with Smeaton

July 20, 2016

BISSA are proud to be a pivotal partner in the capture of Sam Smeaton from Halifax. A vastly experienced centre in the Championship, which will bolster the ranks as the Bulldogs hit the second part of the season. Source – http://www.batleybulldogs.co.uk/index.php/latest-news/1411-bulldogs-sign-smeaton


120 Years of Rugby League Painting

July 12, 2016

Mount Pleasant Mind View BISSA are delighted to announce that a painting, commemorating 120 yrs of Rugby at Mount Pleasant has been unveiled. With acknowledgements to players over that period, as either representing their countries, touring, plus being record holders whilst at the club. It was commissioned by a supporter and sponsored by 2 anonymous supporters and has now been completed. It has been hung and is currently on show…


BISSA Annual Dinner 2016

February 17, 2016

The BISSA Annual dinner is to take place on Friday 3rd June at Blenheim House, Batley. Guest speaker will be former Great Britain Coach Brian Noble, MC will be John Miller and the Auction will be conducted by Danny Maun, there will also be a DJ and Disco afterwards. Tickets, which include a 4 course meal, are priced at £35 per person. Anyone interested in attending should contact a BISSA…


Changes to the BISSA Committee

November 25, 2015

After the BISSA AGM on Monday evening, approved by attendees, the following committee was elected. Chair John Earnshaw Secretary Nick Sowerby Treasurer Kieran Smiley Committee Member    . Colin Bottomley Committee Member Janet Virr Committee Member Thomas Earnshaw Committee Member Rob Le-Huray Committee Member Sarah McGen Committee Member Adrian Wales Committee Member Emma Ramskill BISSA would like to place on record their thanks to Fred Moland and Richard Goldthorpe for…



October 11, 2015

The BISSA AGM will be held in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge on Monday 23rd November at 7.30pm. All members are invited to attend the meeting, further details will be found in a letter to all members.


BISSA unveil new signings

October 5, 2015

BISSA along with club are delighted to announce confirmation of 3 NEW signings. They are; Dominic Brambani, Pat (Patch) Walker and James Davey. BISSA welcomes to the club what we feel will be 3 massive signings, and ones that will give us much needed craft, guile and experience, to move our great pack of forwards around the park, and give our backs the quality of ball to show their talents. A massive thanks…