Swinton High School
Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:29 PM
We discussed the use of the school as a possible centre for club community development work, and how the school itself might assist in those goals. We hope to engage the students with an ongoing presence from the club, including lectures, player involvement, displays, joint projects, tickets etc.
Most exciting perhaps is the school's impressive record on accessing grants, and they soon hope to construct a top class training facility on site, including the latest 3G AstroTurf pitch, which is suitable for pro RL training in all weathers. In other words hopefully a permanent training base for the club in the centre of the town.
Early days at present, but this is something both parties are extremely keen to explore and expand upon over the coming months. The Supporters Trust will also play a key part. More info to follow as it develops.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:42 PM
Edited by STU WILLY, 03 April 2014 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:31 PM
Sounds good. Viva Crommy! (school motto 'carpe diem')
Can't be bad, the school (my alma mata) has historic rugby league links with both the club and area in general having produced many 'old boys' who went on to serve the Lions across the decades - Barry Simpson, Brian Robinson, Derek Whitehead, Graham Williams, Reg Williams, Vic Lawton and John Carey just to mention a few from 'my era'.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:24 PM
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:34 PM
Would be great to have say an open evening at the school where any rugby league minded ex pupils could revisit to reinforce a link with Swinton Lions maybe set up a Hall of Fame of old boys who have made the grade in Rugby League - lets reinforce every link with Swinton Lions prior to our move back into the town - what a great pleasure it would be for me to revisit 'Crommy' from my days in the 50s
Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:00 PM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:52 AM
A 10-15 minute short history DVD would be great for presentations in schools, made by pupils themselves.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:29 AM
The dvd is an excellent idea. I also like the idea of the pupils being involved. The link between Swinton Lions and the First World War is very relevant to the children's education. Many of the schools are teaching the history of 1914-1918 this term. The match programme has included fascinating historical articles. The dvd is a great way of spreading the history of the club to new potential supporters.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:33 PM
Most interaction involving sporting clubs is about playing and coaching .
In truth I'm sure though many of us dabbled at playing our true enjoyment has come as a fan.
Ive no idea how this can be done..merely sharing my point of view
Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:30 AM
We are looking to put the heritage project display boxes which are currently in Swinton Library in a prominent position in SHS as soon as possible.
The Lions and the Supporters' Trust....back in the local community!
Edited by Paul Davidson, 09 April 2014 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:10 PM
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