KEIGHLEY Cougars are appealing for information after a ball boy was left in tears by alleged verbal abuse from the terraces during a derby clash.

The club have opened an investigation following a series of incidents during Cougars' fiery 32-10 defeat to Hunslet at Cougar Park last Saturday night.

Cougars are now looking for witnesses to come forward into remarks made towards the ball boy and club staff.

In a statement released by Keighley, it read: “Keighley Cougars are both saddened and appalled to hear of an indent that took place in tonight’s game.

“The club has received several reports following this evening’s fixture of discord, some of which has seen our ball boys receiving verbal abuse from the terraces and a member of staff also being on the receiving end of these comments.

“Head coach Rhys Lovegrove following the game dealt with a ball boy who had been left in tears following some of the comments and remarks received from the stands.

“Keighley Cougars prides itself on being a family club and take zero tolerance to any troublesome behaviour, whether it be physically or verbally, especially when it ruins the enjoyment of the game of ball boys and fellow supporters.”

Keighley are calling on any witnesses with any information or evidence of the incident to contact the club immediately by emailing