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#121 Stag Fan

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

Roof is completed, gates for turnstiles have been put in. :)

 

Now to wind down ready for our trip to Wakey.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Roof is completed, gates for turnstiles have been put in. :)

Now to wind down ready for our trip to Wakey.

Its still a shame it couldn't be held at the Stags ground. Hopefully in time they will get to play a SL side at home.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

The final rivet in the roof signifies the end of the major development of Pennine Way as a rugby league stadium. There just remains a few minor projects and a fair degree of landscaping and asthetic matters to complete the ground and give the sport in the South of England a unique facility of which it can be proud.

 

The development has come about as a result of vision and commitment from hardy volunteers and dedicated staff aided by contractors of varying ability and all financed largely by the Hemel Community Club's social club and local door-to-door street lottery. Sport England and Rugby League Facilities Trust funding was minor in comparison to the £450,000 the Community Club itself put in.

 

It took twenty years to achieve but now it's here!

 

Next year, we will host a Super League club in the Challenge Cup.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

Great news .



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

The final rivet in the roof signifies the end of the major development of Pennine Way as a rugby league stadium. There just remains a few minor projects and a fair degree of landscaping and asthetic matters to complete the ground and give the sport in the South of England a unique facility of which it can be proud.

 

The development has come about as a result of vision and commitment from hardy volunteers and dedicated staff aided by contractors of varying ability and all financed largely by the Hemel Community Club's social club and local door-to-door street lottery. Sport England and Rugby League Facilities Trust funding was minor in comparison to the £450,000 the Community Club itself put in.

 

It took twenty years to achieve but now it's here!

 

Next year, we will host a Super League club in the Challenge Cup.

That's an incredible achievement, something like £15,000 for every year that Hemel have been around. I can't imagine how it was done.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:52 AM

So those that diligently walked round on cold nights collecting the lottery, somehow contributed to these wonderful ground developments. That must mean I can claim a rivet or two, I did meet my missus because of it and have now been married for 13 years and have two wonderful children. We will call it even....congrats Hemel

#127 TomHemelStags

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Hemel is an inspirational place to work. The work done by some truly incredible volunteers is second to none. The step into the professional ranks is down to their hard work.

We will have other chances to play Super League clubs. It is again an illustration of the seriousness of how the club views it's development that it agreed with the RFL that the Wakefield game couldn't be hosted at Pennine Way.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:13 PM

Hemel is an inspirational place to work. The work done by some truly incredible volunteers is second to none. The step into the professional ranks is down to their hard work.

We will have other chances to play Super League clubs. It is again an illustration of the seriousness of how the club views it's development that it agreed with the RFL that the Wakefield game couldn't be hosted at Pennine Way.

 

Why wasn't Pennine Way good enough now, but will be in future Challenge cups? Was it because the cup tie was so close to the ground improvements being completed? Hosting top clubs in the cup will be so important for the new semi-pro clubs, creating the tradition and history that will help them to establish themselves  in their communities. 

The completed stand is a fantastic achievement, and is a testament to the club's strength.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Guess it was too soon. They should get a few quid out of tonight's game and they seemed to enjoy it. They got a great reception from the Wakey fans, with "Hemel Stags, better than Cas" a particularly popular song!

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

Guess it was too soon. They should get a few quid out of tonight's game and they seemed to enjoy it. They got a great reception from the Wakey fans, with "Hemel Stags, better than Cas" a particularly popular song!

Correct the roof was only completed on Friday and the concrete pads needs topping up to ground level etc etc.

 

That chant was priceless.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:14 AM

Next year, we will host a Super League club in the Challenge Cup.

The balls heating up already?


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#132 Stag Fan

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

The balls heating up already?

Our balls are always hot B)


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

How do - anyone got a photo of the new stand complete with roof that you'd be happy for me to use in my blog's preview of Sunday's game? 


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

How do - anyone got a photo of the new stand complete with roof that you'd be happy for me to use in my blog's preview of Sunday's game? 

 

I was just wondering that today. There's plenty of the stand without roof, some with the roof being erected but none (apparently) of it in all its glory.


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#135 Hornetto

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

Aye - and we like to put a pic on our weekly preview, so thought the stand avec roof would be perfect.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

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Now with roof!


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

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Now with roof!

 Opps sorry missed this thread.


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