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In Topic: Long lost amateur clubs

09 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

Not sure where XII Apostles were from but they won the Manchester & District League Valentine  cup competition in 1924-25 and 1925-26 seasons.


 Church team from Nel Pan Lane Leigh.


Ultimately morphed like so many others into a current outfit .


Amateur clubs were largely based on R C parishes , works teams and pubs. Triangle Valve were a works team from Pemberton , Wigan.


There is a serious piece of work to be done here on our Sporting  heritage , to thesis level.


A doctorate  in the history of the amateur game , with especial reference to the playing side ( not  the history of Barla , which might be a  stand alone topic anyway) would add massively to our culture , and be a good read !


I am also confident that such a project would secure the financial backing of the RFL and BARLA. How could they not ?