Folly Lane Youth Development
Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:49 PM
"Folly Lane Lions will be our youngest under 7's team, which consists of children who shall be in Year 1 or 2 at the start of the school year (but they must be 6 years of age in order to play) that begins in September 2013.
Official fixtures for the team commence in September, but the team are currently arranging tag games against local opposition."
Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:21 AM
Its very unfortunate that these worthy efforts by Folly Lane won't now be supplemented by the Lions' 2 community coaches, as I've heard they've been laid off.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:00 PM
Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:24 PM
If as speculated Neil and Jenny have been made redundant it certainly is very unfortunate.
The club however can only ever operate within it's financial constraints and sadly on the size of crowds we are getting there will be casualties, it's a pity the RL decided it was the right time to remove funding for these community coaches when they talk openly about expansion of the game.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:56 PM
What I really don't understand is how the club could put out a statement to supposedly kick start a schools project and within weeks lay off the 2 central people.
Why make that sort of statement if there is no money available?
Just further undermines the club's credibility when yet again it hasn't delivered on what its said.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:28 PM
You could contribute by paying to watch the Lions? Or would it take too much effort to de-throne from your high horse?
Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:24 PM
I must admit when I had my initial meeting with Neil and Jenny, my thoughts were to how long their employment with Swinton would last. Its a real shame as the two were extremely keen on promoting the game as a whole within the area, which should have had a direct impact to our club, Folly Lane.
They had done a great job over in East Lancashire, which had been the period that the RFL had funded them both. Once the funding had been withdrawn, that was when Swinton became their employers. I do agree that the club must have known if it was financially feasible to employ them.