A VIRTUAL launch night will be held to open Whitehaven RLFC's competitive season. 

Whitehaven RL has announced that it will host a virtual launch night on Friday March 19 in place of the club's popular event which traditionally takes place on the eve of the new season within the JJMcKeown Bar at the Recreation Ground.

A spokesperson for Haven said: "We will get our competitive season underway on Saturday March 20 as we welcome Dewsbury Rams to the Recreation Ground in a 5.15pm kick off in the first round of the Betfred Challenge Cup.

"Due to current covid restrictions we are unable to host our usual season launch so the club has been busy behind the scenes to bring a virtual launch night on Friday 19th March via our recently launched Youtube channel as well as our Facebook page."

The launch night will see interviews from all aspects of the club including club chairman Tommy Todd, Head coach Gary Charlton and assistant coach Jonty Gorley as well as number of Whitehaven players including club captain Marc Shackley.

A range of different subjects will be discussed including the upcoming 2021 Betfred Championship campaign and how the last 12 months have been for them.

Whitehaven RL will also host shortly it's second Ask the Club with supporters groups and fans after the first feature received over 1600 viewers across YouTube and Facebook. Further details will be released in the coming weeks to enable fans to send in their questions.