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  1. The start of the season is almost upon us and as usual we will be holding our annual AGM and members evening in The Travellers Rest. The AGM will be held next Wednesday at 7:00pm with our members evening following at around 7:30, we hope to have representatives from Workington Town RLFC, there will be the usual quiz and other entertainments. This is our 23rd year of operation, having started in 1994, as always we are looking to increase our membership so please pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested. Looking forward to an enjoyable evening and hope to see as many members, new and old, as possible. Allan Lamb
  2. Adrian Shelford's lad I believe. Adrian was a Kiwi prop who won three Challenge Cups with Wigan in the late eighties.
  3. The Travellers Rest TOWN Supporters Club are running their annual Challenge Cup trip again this year and a number of places are still available. The trip leaves first thing on the Thursday morning with three nights accommodation booked at the Tower Hotel, this is a four star hotel nestled between the River Thames, St Katherine Docks and the Tower of London with unrivalled views of the iconic Tower Bridge. We arrive in London around tea time on Thursday with a free day on Friday, return coach travel to Wembley on Saturday, travelling back to Workington on Sunday. The price for the trip is £404 per person, this includes English breakfast in a twin or double room and a match ticket valued at £70. If anyone does not want to attend the final the cost would be £355 (£70 match tickets bought at a £21 discount). Anyone wanting to join us should contact Tony Boyd on 07850 552229 or any contract any committee member for further details. We will require numbers by 27 January with a £49 match ticket and £40 hotel deposit.
  4. This is not a men only event but it should be remembered that the language can be colourful to say the least! Ladies are always welcome as long as they are not going to be offended, knowing our master of ceremonies he will not spare their blushes.
  5. The Justgiving page will close in the next day or so (only stays live for 30 days normally), can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated and/or shared the link. If you haven't donated and would like to make sure you get in quickly, Special thanks of course to all the fans of other clubs who have given and to Justgiving themselves who have just donated £50.
  6. As part of our fundraising activities in support of Workington Town RLFC, the Travellers Rest TOWN Supporters Club are arranging this year’s Sportsman’s Dinner, which will be held on Friday 21st October, at the Washington Central Hotel Workington, for which the cost will again be £28 per head. This year our Guest Speakers will be Mr Iestyn Harris and Mr Martin Gleeson, who will be supported on the night by our regular Master of Ceremonies Mr Howard Nicholson. I'm sure most folk on here are well aware of these two former players but here's a potted history to remind everyone of their careers: Iestyn Harris: A former Welsh dual rugby code international player. His professional rugby league career began at Warrington in 1993 at the age of 17, before a record breaking transfer to Leeds in 1997. He became the first Leeds skipper in a decade to lift silverware when they claimed the 1999 Challenge Cup, where he equalled the points scoring record in a final, with 20 points. He also collected the Man of Steel trophy in 1998. In 2001 he made the switch to rugby union with Cardiff and Wales, before returning to rugby league with Bradford in 2004. His coaching career includes Crusaders, Wigan and Salford at club level, and he was also the Welsh national head coach from 2009 to 2013. Martin Gleeson: An English former professional rugby league player. He represented both Great Britain and England internationally as a centre or five-eighth. His clubs include Wigan, Huddersfield, St Helens, Warrington, Hull and Salford. His honours include winning the Super League in 2002 and Challenge Cup in 2004 both with St Helens, and the Super League in 2010 when he was an integral part of Wigan’s season, scoring two tries as they claimed the Grand Final victory over his former club St Helens. Two outstanding Rugby League professionals, with many stories to tell This is always an excellent evening’s entertainment and ideal corporate event and we hope you are able to join us this year. Tables will be organised for parties of 8/10/12, but individual requirements can also be catered for. If you require any further information at this time, please call Tony on 07850552229, or 01900 63620 or contact any TRSC committee member. I'm sure everyone is aware of the current push to assist the club in any way possible, this is one of our annual fund raising events and one of our most popular; there's always room for more of course and we're hoping that as many Town fans as possible will join us for another great night, all are welcome.
  7. Sorry to drag this back on topic, just a huge thank you to those supporters who have so kindly donated via I have always had the opinion that rugby league fans are a pretty special group of people, the fact that supporters of other clubs have put their hands in their pockets and made donations does nothing but reinforce that view. We've had plenty of donations from Town fans of course, both near and far, but it's humbling to receive donations and kind words of support from fans of other clubs, thanks again!
  8. Not sure which number you used but it's my understanding that the mobile number listed on the website is manned at all times by Barry, Tony etc. who will always be able to help. The justgiving fund is now at £1180 and seems to be getting a little momentum, I'm absolutely chuffed with the donations from supporters of other clubs, I always knew that rugby league fans were special people, this has just reinforced that view.
  9. I'm not sure how many on here visit the Town website but anyone who does will have seen that the club have launched an initiative to help secure the future of the club for future generations. This is obviously all the more important given the situation that York City Knights find themselves in at present. The Travellers Rest Supporters Club have joined this legacy initiative by launching a crowd funding page on We have set an ambitious target of £10,000 over the next 30 days so if anyone out there would like to make a donation, no matter how large or small (I personally think that 10,000 people giving £1 would mean more than a single person giving the lot!) please go to our crowd funding page at and make your donation. The link is also available on the Town website and if anyone can share it please do so to help us reach as many Town fans as possible. Allan Lamb
  10. WTRLFC have been able to engage Robbie-Hunter-Paul for an event in the Tom Mitchell Lounge this Friday Night (10th June) This is a Vice-Presidents Evening, but there are some places which the club are making available for any others who would be interested in attending to hear Robbie speak about his career, and his view on all aspects of the great game of Rugby League. The price is just £15 and includes a meal. Anyone interested should contact Tony Boyd on 07850552229 by Thursday morning latest. I'm fairly sure that practically everyone on here is fully aware of Robbie's playing career but just in case here's a little bit of info: Robbie joined Bradford in July 1994 from New Zealand at the age of 18 and went on to represent his country on 27 occasions. In 1996, he became the first man to score a hat-trick in a Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. He did so against St Helens, in a performance that earned him the Lance Todd Trophy as Man of the Match. He captained the Bulls to the ‘Treble’ in 2003 and also in the victory against Penrith in the 2004 World Club Challenge. Later went on the play for Huddersfield Giants, Salford City Reds and Leigh Centurions, before retiring as a player at the end of the 2011 season. Currently the CEO of Bradford Bulls.
  11. If we didn't need volunteers we wouldn't have a board of directors, there would be no club to support if no-one came forward.
  12. Ah, so suggesting that people actually put their hands up and offer to help can't be viewed as constructive, and the only time to offer assistance is on a match day. I've been getting it wrong for so long!
  13. Just a reminder that the AGM and members evening is 7:00 tonight in The Travellers Rest. We hope to see as many members, old and new, so please come along and share a bit of crack if you can.
  14. The Travellers Rest TOWN Supporters Club will be holding their AGM and membership evening on Wednesday 3rd February at The Travellers Rest. The AGM will take place at 7:00 with the members evening from 7:30 onwards. As always there will be a chance for a bit of rugby craic, a little entertainment as well as the chance to have your say and, of course, pay your subs for the coming year. All are welcome, members old and new, we hope to see as many of you as possible.
  15. I'm afraid we don't have a list, had a few good bits last year; it's suck it and see I'm afraid!