Posted on 20/01/2014 15:50
Palmers Motor Company sponser Hemel Staggs. Hemel Stags are the premier sports club in Dacorum and have provided community sport for local people for over 32 years. They have now stepped into the professional ranks of Rugby League and represent the area on the national stage in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 League and in the Tetley"s Challenge Cup. The Stags play in Hemel Hempstead at Pennine Way throughout the summer months against opposition from as far as Gateshead, Wrexham and Neath. Their local rivals are the London Skolars, based in North East London, and the derby matches are fiercely competitive affairs. Their inaugural season in 2013 saw them reach the fourth round of the Challenge Cup and take on Super League club Wakefield Wildcats. They also finished the highest of the new professional clubs in the league. They topped off the season by being nominated for the prestigious Club of the Year Award by League Express. The Stags" step into professional sport gives an opportunity for people and businesses from all backgrounds to unite through a shared passion for Hemel Stags. They also offer the opportunity for local businesses to network together and for local young people to aspire to play professional sport on their own doorstep!