Warrington Titans are working hard to continue to expand the X-League footprint in their part of the world.
Club co-founder Chris Billinge feels that the X-League variant has helped move his club forward on their path of progress.
“I am one of the co-founders of Warrington Titans who originally set up as a rugby league Touch team in 2017,” he told XLeagueRL.com.
“My background in the sport is that I am a lifelong Warrington Wolves fan and also a community coach of an under-10’s team at Crosfields ARLFC.
“Since 2017 we have been a semi-serious, semi- social team that have played across the northwest in regular touch tournaments.
“We heard about Eurotag, as it was known then, probably about three years ago, and trialled it with our members.
“Instantly we realised this was the game to develop the Titans into moving from Touch to X-League.”
Since moving into our variant of rugby league, numbers at Titans have seen a steady increase.
“From 2017 we have seen our number steadily increase and now have 32 members ranging across gender, ages and experience levels,” Billing added.
International X-League recognition has followed for some members of the club.
“Both the captain, Des Thompson, and vice captain, Carl Mercer, were selected to represent England at last years Festival of World Cups.
“This theme has continued into the present season with myself being selected for England alongside Carl Mercer, Des Thompson, Ste Ogden and Tony Higham.
“This is a massive feat for our X-League team.”
Billinge is also keen to state that the club is still very much open to new members.
He said: “We are forever growing and if anyone would like to come down and join the Titans we are open to anyone.”
Titans’ training is at Crosfields ARLFC, Hood Lane, Great Sankey, Warrington on Wednesday evenings 7:30pm – 8:30pm and Saturday mornings 9am-10am.