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 ?