COACHING director at Wyke, Ian Wormald, believes his side are good enough to compete in the National Conference after completing the treble last campaign.

The black and whites were also unbeaten in a 2019 season which included winning the Yorkshire Men's League Division Two title, the play-offs and the Bradford Cup for the second year in a row.

Wyke applied for a National Conference place next year but were rejected, meaning they will either have to play in Division One or in the Premier of the Yorkshire Men's League next term.

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It has not been decided yet which division they will end up in but Wormald is confident another successful season is on the horizon.

The rugby league veteran claims last season was his greatest in the sport and thinks the future is bright for the club.

He said: "It was my best season in rugby league since I started at nines year old. I have played at some very good clubs and won a few trophies myself.

"To go unbeaten in a season after going up two leagues to win all three trophies which were available was something very different. It put Wyke to a different position that I have ever seen since being involved.

"We applied for the Conference but we were unsuccessful this year, so we want to keep this momentum going, with a view of applying again next year."

He added: "We are honing home-grown talent and adding to that pool of players. It stems from our junior set-up and the success from that feeding through to the open age.

"We will see what new additions we can make to the squad. We are looking to potentially jump two leagues and go into the Premier.

"We have got an under-18s team coming through with three or four outstanding youngsters who will be pushing some of these embedded first team players for their places.

"Competition for places should be really good. We have already had interest from a couple of ex-Conference players wanting to come down and play for us. I believe we will have another solid season next year.

"The average age of the squad is 22 so they are nowhere near their prime yet. Once they do hit it at 27, if we can keep them together they will be fighting to become one of the best amateur clubs in the country.

"Our goal is to get into the National Conference and push for promotion and eventually get players playing in Division One and Two and build from there."