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Tom Coates

Today's unsung hero

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Aside from the lads who earned a bonus point today, there's somebody else who deserves a lot of credit.

 

James, who posts on here as Netherton Ram, spent hours of his own time this week sourcing photographs and liaising with clubs, and then, despite being a Rams fan of 20 years, volunteered to miss today's game at Fax to run a full scoreboard service for the Women's Cup Finals.

 

Since near the start of the season James has run the scoreboard on match days single-handedly, including starting and stopping the clock to make it a great service for supporters.

 

He also liaised with the manufacturers when it wasn't working for the Crusaders match and came down to the ground in his own time during the week to make sure it was repaired and working correctly.

 

And while I, and others in the control room, have buggered about at weddings and holidays on some Sunday afternoons, James has run the scoreboard at every home match this season.

 

Today he went the extra mile for the four competing women's teams and hopefully this won't have gone unnoticed by the RFL. I believe it's the little bits of extra effort like this that really showcase the stadium as a venue for these kinds of matches.

 

A state of the art scoreboard is no good if there's nobody there to give up their time to run it, so well done James.

 

Just another example of volunteers giving up their time to help the club be better.

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Oh, Tom, I'm filling up here.

 

No, seriously thanks mate. I am pleased to give my time to the club and will continue to do so.

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Well done James , yourself Tom and all those others that we don't see but mean we can open the doors on a Sunday are a credit to the club.

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Well done James , yourself Tom and all those others that we don't see but mean we can open the doors on a Sunday are a credit to the club.

 

And they still get some flak. ;) Seriously though, well done lads and thanks for your efforts.

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Tom also helps massively with preparing the pictures of the players and sponsors. Good job we don't need him up on the scoreboard as a picture , as he only has a face for the tannoy  ;)

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Bigger crowds than batley then!!

 

Steady.....Unless thgeres a turnaround from the Barrow game we might loose all bragging rights on this front come Sunday....I for one will be on hols...

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It's also cas v widnes semi on tv. hope we get a bigger crowd than the 575 v barrow. Have we managed to sort a curtain raiser out?

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It's also cas v widnes semi on tv. hope we get a bigger crowd than the 575 v barrow. Have we managed to sort a curtain raiser out?

 

 

Chris, it's the school holidays - no junior teams are interested or able to participate in these at this time of year.

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Understandable then. Maybe not the Sunday match v keighley but certainly for the playoffs I reckon we should market the game, especially as if we finish 5th or 6th wel get an home playoff match. It will be our final match of the season at home so would be great to get a big crowd to the match. Imsure we could get a good crowd if we market the match in tine and put afew discounts on and entertainment ext..

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Well done James..... The world needs more like you...........Also well done to all the unsung heroes at the club

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