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The latest addition to the Marauders ground improvements arrived and installed  (19/11/2018) today.

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1 hour ago, Celtic Rooster said:

Do you have match programmes at your home games Marauder?

Not at the moment, the lad who used to do them moved out of the area last year and the committee decided at the AGM not to do one but to concentrate on ground hoardings (8` x 2` £100.00 if you have 10 made) 

 

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Very nice,so important to offer the best facilities one can to players,spectators and sponsors.

Hope others can follow your lead.

 

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38 minutes ago, cookey said:

Very nice,so important to offer the best facilities one can to players,spectators and sponsors.

Hope others can follow your lead.

 

We decided a few years ago that we needed to improve or facilities to start and attract players and juniors especially when we've got a RU club with excellent facilities and a junior football club that had a million pound facility built for them less than a mile away.

In the last five years we've gone from a run down pitch to a very nice ground; we've fenced the perimeter of our ground (£16,000.00) new goal posts (Grant) Pitch side fence (£1,500.00) 40 foot equipment container (donated) pitch side canteen container (£2,500.00) new sit on lawn mower (grant) Training lights (£6,500.00 for the lights the columns got donated,  it pays to know someone in the highways department, all electrics and plumbing done in house) and the stand (£27,000.00 grant, the stand only cost £15,000.00  but because it was a grant all the work had to be done by a building company)

Our next project will be to either renew the canteen for a larger building or sort out a drainage problem we have in one corner of the pitch..

 

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We did our bit last season in helping get Thornensians relegated! Likely to be promoted again this season however!

Actually,they are quite a good bunch,just dont travel well,so always likely to be relegated,if they dont win sufficient home games.

 

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2 hours ago, Marauder said:

Not at the moment, the lad who used to do them moved out of the area last year and the committee decided at the AGM not to do one but to concentrate on ground hoardings (8` x 2` £100.00 if you have 10 made) 

 

We do match programmes online.  For free, we don't charge.

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4 minutes ago, cookey said:

We did our bit last season in helping get Thornensians relegated! Likely to be promoted again this season however!

Actually,they are quite a good bunch,just dont travel well,so always likely to be relegated,if they dont win sufficient home games.

 

They have a few players back this season and a few ex league lads who've played at a decent standard, the guys now running the football side of the club are good lads. it's a shame they have a hidden hierarchy, we was about to sign for a new ground (old school playing fields) but after a lot of work going around clubs with clubhouses asking questions we decided to move in with Thornensians, this has turned out to be  big mistake because after just one season they (Hierarchy) decided that we were no longer wanted, we could only put I down to our product on the field was outshining their own, also the crowds we got where about 4 times the size they mustered, the lads who are now running the football side of their club keep asking us to go back but we've decided to sort our old ground out and build our own club.

It was a hard decision to make between starting juniors or bringing our facilities up to scratch to attract and keep juniors but a decision was made and we've stuck to the task. We now feel we can start on the long road of starting with our juniors and hopefully the local council will allow us to erect a clubhouse pitch side in the very near future.

 

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1 hour ago, bbfaz said:

We do match programmes online.  For free, we don't charge.

Before the lad who moved away who did a really good program, we used to get around 60 printed at Staples and sold them for a pound, this would cover the cost and make about £20.00, a lot of work for little profit but it was more to do with providing a service than making money.

 We are looking into doing a monthly news rag that we'll leave around the local watering holes, doctors etc.

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1 hour ago, Marauder said:

They have a few players back this season and a few ex league lads who've played at a decent standard, the guys now running the football side of the club are good lads. it's a shame they have a hidden hierarchy, we was about to sign for a new ground (old school playing fields) but after a lot of work going around clubs with clubhouses asking questions we decided to move in with Thornensians, this has turned out to be  big mistake because after just one season they (Hierarchy) decided that we were no longer wanted, we could only put I down to our product on the field was outshining their own, also the crowds we got where about 4 times the size they mustered, the lads who are now running the football side of their club keep asking us to go back but we've decided to sort our old ground out and build our own club.

It was a hard decision to make between starting juniors or bringing our facilities up to scratch to attract and keep juniors but a decision was made and we've stuck to the task. We now feel we can start on the long road of starting with our juniors and hopefully the local council will allow us to erect a clubhouse pitch side in the very near future.

 

How much do you anticipate the clubhouse costing? Do you have one currently?

Could be an opportunity to tap into the 2021 RLWC community grants for that

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7 hours ago, DoubleD said:

How much do you anticipate the clubhouse costing? Do you have one currently?

Could be an opportunity to tap into the 2021 RLWC community grants for that

We play from a local pub but are also well supported by every watering hole in the Thorne & Moorends area, we do have a plot of land in the middle of the village 24 metres x 44 metres that we could sell to finance a clubhouse at pitch side if we could get the councils permission, we also have a few other option but they're located about 600 to 700 metres from where we play, one option would be to take over the St Johns building and the other is building on our own land, we are looking to try and tap into the 2021 funding but that will be for a better canteen at pitch side to allow parents to keep warm dry and have a cuppa while their kids train/play and also to get the corner of our main pitch drained because it can get bad when we get rain like last year.

We have all the trades required to build a clubhouse and it would only need to be a bar as the changing rooms on the ground have just been refurbished.

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10 hours ago, Marauder said:

We play from a local pub but are also well supported by every watering hole in the Thorne & Moorends area, we do have a plot of land in the middle of the village 24 metres x 44 metres that we could sell to finance a clubhouse at pitch side if we could get the councils permission, we also have a few other option but they're located about 600 to 700 metres from where we play, one option would be to take over the St Johns building and the other is building on our own land, we are looking to try and tap into the 2021 funding but that will be for a better canteen at pitch side to allow parents to keep warm dry and have a cuppa while their kids train/play and also to get the corner of our main pitch drained because it can get bad when we get rain like last year.

We have all the trades required to build a clubhouse and it would only need to be a bar as the changing rooms on the ground have just been refurbished.

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The marauders progress is heartening to see what with all the negativety in the game. I'm also a saddleworth rangers fan and our new clubhouse is also a product of a rugby league community getting together and making things happen as is yours. Onwards and upwards for you guys. All the best.

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The one thing that Jim hasn't mentioned in all of the above excellent news is that there are some excellent people involved with this club

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3 hours ago, LeeF said:

The one thing that Jim hasn't mentioned in all of the above excellent news is that there are some excellent people involved with this club

Cheers Lee, I'll pass it on to Howard :) 

PS The referee have their own heated room with their own little shower :)

 

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Truly excellent stuff Marauder

Already looking at and sharing your costings with others. 

Definitely showing the way to those supposedly higher up the ladder.........

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15 hours ago, del capo said:

Truly excellent stuff Marauder

Already looking at and sharing your costings with others. 

Definitely showing the way to those supposedly higher up the ladder.........

Thank you Pete

 If the clubs are allowed to do the ground works for themselves they could have exactly the same for around £17,000.00, the stand is around £15,000.00 and the base with materials would at the most be £2,000.00, Probably pick a job lot cheaper :) 

https://www.audiencesystems.com/category/premier-grandstands

Ask for Carla Sullivan

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On ‎11‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 9:18 AM, henage said:

You need good people willing to work hard , usually behind the scenes .

Great news  

I'm only gobby on here :) and 99% of it is wind up, I actually want all rugby league to flourish but what's good for the goose isn't always good for the Gander and we should never be scared to back track, it saves lives, relationships, companies and I'm sure sport.

If we have a shift in player opinion we'd move back to a summer season if it meant survival

 

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