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October 2021 Trust Update - Message from our Trust Chair.

Well where has this year gone.....already the season has been and gone and the plans for the 2022 season are well in hand behind the scenes at the Club. Being on the Club Board representing the Trust, allows me to see first hand and be involved in the detailed preparations and see the massive amount of work being done by the others on the Board especially Steve and Stuart.

Next season will be a big one for the club and the Trust has to do it's part and be there to not only provide increased financial support but also critical personnel to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible. It really will be a time for us all to step up our efforts and trust me the things that we and the club have planned for next season, making match days a whole day experience for example are being put in place and we need you to help make it all a success.

In the meantime, to ensure that we keep the Trust and the Club firmly at the forefront of your mind during the off-season there are numerous events planned with something that will appeal to each and every supporter. These events are either Trust, Pride Builder or Club organised events or a mix of all 3. We need your support, join and for you to share these with your friends and families; it will be great to see you.

Autumn/Winter 2021 Events

Please put these in your diaries and keep an eye on all Club, Trust and Pride Builder social media for latest news.

Monday 8th November - Bingo at the White Swan from 7.30pm with Charlie W - This is going to be a very special evening as we revealed recently as a 2022 player signing will be exclusively taking place, top secret until the night. We will also be joined by our Club Head Coach, Allan and some of our new signings also. A night surely not to be missed.

Friday 12th November - Body Shop Party by Rachel at the White Swan from 7pm - a perfect opportunity to get your xmas pampering gifts sorted out for you or your loved ones all in the company of friends and family.

Sunday 14th November - Remembrance Sunday - where Club and Trust will lay wreaths in memory of those from the Club lost in conflict. We will be looking to choose a special trust member to lay our wreath on our behalf.

Monday 15th November - Trust AGM at the White Swan from 7.30pm - All members should have received their AGM paperwork by now and we look forward to get the formalities for the last financial year done and dusted. This meeting is a time for new folk to join the board and bring something different to what we do. If you want any further details please email our Chair Stephen.

Monday 22nd November - Bingo at the White Swan from 7.30pm with Charlie W.

Friday 26th November - Cheese and Wine Evening at the White Swan with Barbara - tickets are now on sale for this fantastic evening of food, wine and merriment amongst friends.

Saturday 11th December - Junior Lions Xmas Party at Folly 12-3pm - Get your U12's signed up so they can see Santa and our very own Dana the Lion, plus some other special guests also. Email tracey.swintonlions@yahoo.com to book your place.

Friday 21st January - Race Night at Boothstown Legion from 7pm - a Pride Builder run fantastic event now in it's 3rd time of being run. Further details later.....

Don't forget that Tracey is also running the successful facebook auction page, details about this are at the top of the page, go and join it. If you have any items that can be donated then please get in touch.

How's all that? Something there that is of interest to you? If not and there's something you think we should be doing and you can help with it, then contact me.

One final note, here's a job for you now. Do you know of one other person who you know should be a member of the trust and who isn't? If so, then get them! Joining is so easy now, please go and see our membership page for details. It is all now as a simple click of a button or a scan of a QR code!!

Thanks Stephen

We were glad to be part of the successful Salford Histories day event at Fletcher Hall, Swinton in October.

Here's a couple of pics of our stall

Lions’ Tales

Documenting the Voices of Swinton RLFC

Swinton Rugby League Football Club has a rich sporting history dating back to its formation in 1866. The club has also played a central part in the social and cultural environment of the local community. Lions’ Tales is a project co-ordinated by the Swinton Lions Supporters’ Trust which aims to bring together the sporting and cultural heritage of Swinton, Pendlebury and Clifton as well as further afield by documenting the voices of the players, officials and supporters from Swinton RLFC.

So, if you are willing to be interviewed or write about your Swinton memories; or if you have Swinton RLFC memorabilia that can be made available, then contact the numbers presented below. In particular, any of the following items would be useful for the project and please note all items will be copied and recorded before being returned safely.

  • Programmes (especially pre-1960)
  • Photographs (action shots or team line-ups)
  • Medals and/or caps
  • Scrapbooks, yearbooks etc.
  • Swinton RLFC playing shirts etc.
  • Season ticket, match-day passes etc.

This project is supported by Supporters’ Direct and the Federation of Stadium Communities (FSC) with the view to establish how an area can connect with a local sporting club. So far, permission has been granted by the British Film Institute (BFI) to use images of Swinton RLFC from the Mitchell and Kenyon Archive from 1901. Also, research is underway to identify the numerous rugby-related drawings and paintings of LS Lowry who lived close-by to the former Station Road ground in Pendlebury. It is hoped to display all the material and memories in local schools and libraries for educational purposes and publish the results in a book.

For further details please email Ian Jackson.