As the country takes the next step in the governments roadmap to easing of all restrictions we wanted to give fans an update on the latest guidance from across the various regulatory and licensing bodies.

For the immediate future, away fans will be permitted to travel to certain Betfred Championship fixtures where the home team allows and have local council approval. 

We will update our supporters as and when we have official confirmation from each individual club and when allowed will update with instructions on how to purchase tickets and what restrictions are in place at each stadium.

As fans will be aware, Newcastle Thunder are one of the teams that have been granted permission from their local council to allow Panthers fans into the ground for the up and coming Betfred Championship clash.

In “normal” times Neil Arber would be organising coach travel to the game and would have several weeks notice to organise the details and negotiate the best rate possible for fans. The coach industry is still not fully operational and social distancing rules currently means that the club would need double the amount of coaches to house the same number of fans in previous seasons. This means at least a doubling in cost for transportation and the quality of experience is not where we would want it to be.

With this combination of factors, it means unfortunately we will not be arranging official club transportation for the immediate future. 

As soon as we feel it is safe and practicable we will resume the provision of away travel, keep watching social media and the website for further details.

**Some Good news** Subject to final approval from Calderdale Council, we are looking forward to welcoming fans back to The Shay on the 30th May, ticketing details and Season Ticket holder arrangements will be announced soon.

Due to broadcasting deals the Panthers home match livestreams were due to cease on the 16th May 2021. However, we have agreed with the RFL and partners that we will continue to livestream games at the Shay until the 20th June to include Featherstone, the rearranged Sheffield game and York to ensure maximum access to the game, especially for those fans who feel it’s still a little soon to return to crowds.

These games will be available on the OuRLeague app and will be free for Season Ticket holders. Non season Ticket holders will be able to purchase the stream for £4.95 up to 1 day before the game or £10 on the day. A big thank you to all partners in making this happen!

Tickets for this Sundays clash at Newcastle can be purchased HERE

Thank you for your continued support.


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