Brooksbank’s big day

BROOKSBANK’S year seven rugby league team booked their place in the Carnegie Challenge Cup curtain raiser with victory over St Benedict’s of Whitehaven in the last four of the Champion Schools tournament at Oulton yesterday.

The Elland school, coached by Halifax assistant boss Damian Ball, won 14-12 and will now play at Wembley in August.

“It’s a fantastic achievement for the boys, the school and rugby league in Calderdale,” said Ball.