28/08/2020 - UPDATED SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
25/08/2020 - NEW CLUBHOUSE UPDATE
We have been informed that our submission (put on hold due to Covid-19) to the RLWC2021 legacy project will be presented to the board this week.
We have everything crossed that the huge amount of work put into the bid will have a positive outcome and we will progress to the final stages. We have already prepared a lot of the work required for the final stages so are in a really strong position if it’s the news we want to hear.
The biggest task of all will be generating income both internally and externally so that we can provide first class facilities and double the size of our clubhouse with some exciting new features and fittings for generations to come.
As you can imagine this is a monumental task. We are all trying to come up with ways to raise the required funds. We also recognise this is a really difficult time for members with so much uncertainty.
Alongside the lotto game, Head of Fundraising, Paul Collingwood and his team, have devised a new competition for those who follow both rugby league and football and have a chance to win a big cash prize. We would be eternally gratefully if you are able to get involved, join in the game, share the next post (with all details) and get 100 players involved.
As soon as we hear back from RLWC2021, I shall keep you all updated. Please see the next post.
24/08/2020 - HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS?
The sun is shining and it’s the start of a new week. So here are a few thoughts from our vice-chair Mr Billy Vaughan
The question is "how do you measure success”?
Is success measured by how many games you win?
By how many trophies you've won?
How many kids get scholarships?
How many kids become professionals in the game?
Or do you measure success by the smiles on kids’ faces or by the sound of their laughter?
Through the happiness that's generated by the safe haven that our club provides?
I think we all know the answer to the question.
19/08/2020 - UPDATED RISK ASSESSMENT
Today the club have updated our risk assessment for our own return to play confidence in alignment with RFL and Government guidelines.
We know it’s not the most exciting thing to read but it is vitality important to have in place and regularly review to ensure your safety
18/08/2020 - NEW INFORMATION SHARING VIA EMAILS
The club are trailing a new information and update sharing method which will be via email.
Club coaches have been asked to collate up to date email addresses for all their parents/guardians. Please ensure they have your details if you wish to receive our updates.
This will not replace whattsapp/Facebook groups that coaches are administrators for but will provide regular updates of all the ‘behind the scenes’ activities that are ongoing and take some pressure off our coaches.
If you would like to receive the updates but are not a parent/guardian to a current player, please can you send your email address to either the club Facebook Messenger or our Head of Registrations
The email account we will send information out from is:
(Check Junk mail too). First update will be sent out at the weekend.
14/08/2020 - PORTICO LEADING THE WAY
Chairman Mark Hobin (Hobes) shares details of another club first which demonstrates once again, Portico Vine really are leading the way.
Hobes stated, “This has been a monumental, long term project that we have been working on behind the scenes but I am absolutely delighted with the finished product. Our key volunteers have been fully supportive and understand the need for such a piece of work to have been conducted despite it impacting on additional responsibilities and their time.”
Presented to the senior committee and sub committee yesterday, this in-depth health, safety and hygiene document will prioritise the welfare and safety of all our members and visitors for years to come. The document will record all details of the day-to-day running of the club.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
11/08/2020 - PORTICO'S LARGER GROUP SIZE COVID SECURE GUIDE
So here it is.....Portico Vine ARLFC’s Covid-secure guide for larger group training following yesterday’s guidance update. It sits alongside a much larger document but this condensed version provides you will all you need to know.
It is a ‘living’ document so is version controlled and will be updated accordingly.
A PDF version of the below screenshots will be circulated internally via all the team coaches so parents/guardians and players know their responsibilities.
09/08/2020 - SUBSCRIPTION FEES
On the 1st April 2020, the senior committee met in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and unanimously decided to suspend subscription fees for all of our players/members.
The club have been overwhelmed by your support in keeping the club afloat by making voluntary monthly subscription payments, partaking in the Portico Vine Bingo Lotto and with other kind donations.
The club would also like to place on record our immense thanks to Sport England for the emergency funding we received to help pay for rent, bills and the Covid-19 mitigation measures we have implemented. Who knows where we would be without such fantastic internal and external support?
As the phased return to rugby league continues, we have been delighted to welcome our members slowly and safely back to their second home at Scholes Lane with the ‘non contact outdoor activities’.
As we continue to recover and rebuild, the club would be very grateful if subscription fees can be reactivated from 1st September 2020 with our preferred collection being via online banking. Please will you make relevant arrangements with your banks?
Once again, thank you for your unwavering support
07/08/2020 - KEEPING YOU INFORMED - COVID 19
Following the latest update from the RFL in relation to the phased Community Rugby League Return to Play Action Plan (posted earlier today), the club will shortly be releasing a NEW user friendly Covid-19 mitigation document. This will be disseminated throughout the club and community reflecting the most recent changes of the ever evolving pandemic.
This will be an easy to follow summary of the contents of our second document, a brand new 70 page Covid-19 Health, Safety and Hygiene Policy of which the Senior Committee have been working tirelessly on over the last few weeks.
A brief snapshot of the shorter version is below as we just require a final proof read of both documents by our chairman before formal release to all coaches, players, parents/guardians, sponsors and supporters.
At the same time, the club would like to pass on a huge amount of thanks to volunteer
who, with her extensive clinical qualifications and experience, has offered to be our single point of contact for any Covid-19 developments from the RFL.
We have numerous projects on the go at the club at the moment of which we intend to share in a short video over the next few weeks so watch this space.
We hope you are all ok out there. Thanks for your continued support during these times.
05/07/2020 - WE HAVE THE GREATEST VOLUNTEERS - MARK HOBIN
I’ve said it before but I will say it many more times to come.......we are blessed with the greatest volunteers and most selfless people I have had the honour and pleasure to meet. It is why I signed on the dotted line. It is why we do what we do.
These pictures won’t do justice to the work that is currently on going behind the scenes by members of your committee. I can’t find enough superlatives to describe each and everyone of them but over the last 12 weeks, I would like you to know, along with your support and that of the coaches, child welfare team, our social media outlets and the sub committee, Sean Furlong, Ian Skerry Snr and Susan Skerry in particular have kept the club afloat and moving forward.
at Future Sports and will be available to purchase very shortly with a persentage of the profits going to the NHS.
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30/06/2020 - PORTICO RECOGNIZED BY RFL
We were formally recognized by the RFL on their latest webinar for leading the way nationally as a community club in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and our compliance and mitigation strategy in returning to non contact outdoor training. This is a huge honour and achievement.
We have since been inundated with requests to share our best practice with clubs throughout the country. This has extended to amateur football, hockey, cricket and netball clubs.
Whilst we are more than willing to do so for the benefit of communities up and down the country, with success and recognition comes the spotlight. We have already experienced malicious allegations as previously statemented.
Let’s continue our outstanding efforts and set the standards for others to follow. Our ethos is simply OneTeamOneDream. Let’s not give anybody the opportunity to dent the green and gold rocket ship destined to the moon. Follow the guidance as coach, player, spectator or supporter and challenge those who don’t.
27/06/2020 - KURT LATIMER MEMORIAL UPGRADE
Members of the committee attended the pitches at Scholes Lane today to restore and upgrade our life long memorial in Kurt Latimer’s name at the side of the U18s pitch. Huge thanks to those involved particularly our Vice Chairman Billy Vaughan and Secretary Sean Furlong #OneTeamOneDream
19/06/2020 - PORTICO RECOGNIZED BY MERSEYSIDE POLICE
Our club have been recognized by Merseyside Police in the article below released as part of National Volunteers Week (Story 3)
In addition to the quotes within the article, Mr. Hobes would like to pay tribute to the Snr Committee, Sub Committee, the Coaches and all the parents/guardians who have kept the players interested during these challenging times,
“No club can be ran successfully by an individual, irrespective of standard or position. I am honoured to work alongside every single member of Portico Vine. Every minute committed to the cause off the pitch is rewarded on the pitch! We do it for the children. We are one big family on and off the pitch and it is this sense of togetherness and collectiveness that has brought to life my vision of OneTeam,OneDream. Thank you to Merseyside Police for highlighting the work of so many wonderful volunteers, particularly as we tackled the challenge of Covid-19. We have the most selfless and committed people in the county who I am indebted to.
12/06/2020 - PORTICO RECOGNIZED BY MERSEYSIDE POLICE
This afternoon, the club were contacted by the Rugby Football League who had received a complaint from an individual(s) that our club have begun some ‘non contact outdoor training’ against regulations.
We would like to sincerely thank this individual(s) for their time and effort in making the report.
Having providing the RFL with a verbal update of all the mitigation we have put in place in line with Government guidelines, key legislation and the policies from our governing bodies, they requested all of our resources as they wish them to be shared Nationally as best practice. This will significantly raise the profile of our club.
So from the Covid-19 video we have created, to the deep cleanse of the clubhouse, the investment and installation of numerous hand sanitisers and signage through to our new hygiene policy. Via regular updates and reviews, we have implemented a strategy that goes above and beyond the guidelines as we stay alert to control the virus and thus save lives.
We will continue to support our families throughout and will welcome them back with open arms BUT only when they are ready. It was absolutely superb for some of our children to be back at Scholes Lane with their teammates this week despite the control measures we have implemented. Nobody can take that smile off the children’s face when it’s so important to their physical and mental health.
So once again, on behalf of all committee members, a huge thanks to our mystery person(s) but your allegations have proved to be unfounded and malicious but helped raise the profile of our wonderful club.
***Update 13th June - The Projects and Partnerships Manager at RFL, the Director of Partnership and Development at RFL and the chair of NWC primary age groups have all been in touch with the committee to state how impressed they are with the lengths the club have gone to with such informative and regular correspondence and innovation during these unprecedented times.
Hobes and Billy
09/05/2020 - BUSY DOING NOTHING - BILLY VAUGHAN
Dear all this is Billy Vaughan, your Vice Chairman and I will open up this time with an apology to those who have been busy doing nothing. But if I'm unaware of it, it won't be included in this article so please let us know what your doing.
We set a challenge to the kids at all age groups to come up with a new training top. The criteria was fully explained to all entrants. Andy Connor, Sean Furlong and myself narrowed all the entries down to the last four and we agreed the overall winner was Jack Rotherham from the u15s.
Jack's winning design has been sent to our manufacturer at Future Sports and will be available to purchase very shortly with a persentage of the profits going to the NHS.
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05/05/2020 - WINNER OF THE NHS T SHIRT DESIGN COMP!
So here it is!! The winner!! Huge Congratulations to Jack Rotherham from our U15s team for his design which encapsulates club colours, the symbolic NHS Rainbow and references the town we play out of.
The bespoke design will now be sent to suppliers for them to bring it to life for our supporters to get their hands on one.
Third place was u11s Gold Kian Beddall
Runner up also from u11s Gold Ryan Hughes
Well done Jack and once again, thank you to everybody who took part 💚💛
01/05/2020 - PROJECT CLUBHOUSE UPDATE
To keep you all informed.....
We have submitted an initial application to the CreatedBy Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) Team outlining our plans to upgrade and extend our current clubhouse facilities.
The format of the RLWC20201 is in two stages. We have completed stage one and have been notified that we are being recommended for stage two progression which is brilliant news. The scheme is a matched funding process. We have a projected cost for completion of £500,000, therefore as a club, are required to find funding for £250,000.
The project steering committee currently have submitted four capital bids to different organisations and they are in varying levels of progression. We have held positive discussions with Merseyside Police and Sport England who have been hugely supportive so far.
29/04/2020 - PORTICO SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SUPPORT OTHERS
You will have no doubt seen all the amazing work our volunteers have been doing to help the most vulnerable people within our community whilst still looking after our own during these challenging times.
The club would like to recognise and reward those people who have gone above and beyond to help others across the Community.
If you know of an individual, a small group, a family, a team or anyone else who have acted selflessly and really helped others since the outbreak of Covid-19, then you can nominate them via our email account.....
09/04/2020 - PORTICO IN THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING SOUPER LEAGUE
Hopefully our recently introduced mottos and ethos of ‘OneTeamOneDream’ and ‘Working with the Community, For the Community’ are now etched into your minds.
Even under these horrendous circumstances we all find ourselves, the club have managed to coordinate and organise (in line with Government guidelines) the delivery of:
4000 (yes, you read that right) tins/packets of Soup to local hospices and homeless charities Hope Centre in St Helens. Huge thanks to Tesco Extra Heinz UK and Crosse & Blackwell for your wonderful support. It’s been hugely rewarding working alongside Saints Community Development Foundation throughout.
01/04/2020 - CLUB SUBSCRIPTION UPDATED STATEMENT
Following on from recent correspondence in relation to subscription fees during the early stages of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Chairman, Vice-Chair, Child Welfare Officer, Secretary and Treasurer have reviewed and updated our strategy today.
At the heart of our club are our people and without them we have no club. The heart of our club reaches out to the community. So without our people we have no community.
Therefore, with immediate effect, the club are suspending mandatory subscription fees. We hope this will ease a small amount of worry during these uncertain and ever unpredictable times
16/03/2020 - NWC AND PORTICO CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT
The Senior Committee have been constantly monitoring the coronavirus situation for the last month. The welfare and safe being of all our children volunteers & their families has always been our greatest concern.
Now that the situation has been taken out of our hands, we refer everyone to the statement and guidance from the RFL & NWC (below).
The club will cease all matches, training, fundraising activities and face to face meetings with i
immediate effect until 18th April 2020. We will keep you regularly updated with developments and notify you if that date is to be extended.
16/03/2020 -CLUB SUBSCRIPTION UPDATE AND OUR PLAYERS
Members of the Senior Committee held an urgent teleconference this evening to discuss the financial implications to both the club and our contributors following the decision to suspend all forms of rugby league this evening.
The current state of play is that we must cover our fixed costs such as ground rent, insurance and utility bills. Our annual festival (which forms the largest part of our incomings) is now in doubt.
We have discussed several options and contingencies based on individual/family financial commitments versus the clubs ability to continue to function with or without them.
02/02/2020 - PANTHERS U13S WIN THE JOHN HERBERT MEMERIAL TROPHY
Portico Vine Panthers Under 13's won the first John Herbert Cup match over Thatto Heath Crusaders thanks to a Hat-trick from Kurt Latimer award winner Reece Ellison and a Try from Dominic Windever to seal a brilliant win!
27/01/2020 - PORTICO VINE STICKER BOOK COMING SOON!
The club have agreed a deal with Club Legends for them to design us a bespoke Portico Vine sticker album. They will come down to the club and photograph, every player, coach and volunteer, turn us into sticker format and then package them for sale in packs of 6. They will provide us with the uniquely designed album for the kids to purchase and collect the stickers and fill their albums.
We hope this will provide the kids with a lifetime memory of the time they played for Portico Vine. All child welfare provisions are in place.
They will be down at the club on Wednesday 11th March from 4pm. Hobes will co-ordinate the staggered times of each age group (youngest to oldest) but please can you ensure we have as close to 100% turn out. There will be one further date available for a mop up should we require it. Please can you pencil the date
24/01/2020 - PORTICO VINE FUN RUN
On Sunday we will introduce another permanent fixture for our club with an inaugural fun run.
Chairman, Mark Hobin has decided to combine pre-season training with an opportunity for the whole Portico family to get together and have a laugh. He explains....
“The idea is primarily to get all age groups and their families together in one place before the season starts. Spend time meeting new people, saying hello to somebody you don’t know and sharing a laugh and a joke. The fun run will combine rugby related activities with getting fitter and healthier. It is open to members young and old so I expect a big turn out from our teams and their supporters.
18/10/2019 - SCHOLES LANE FUTURE SECURED
This evening we have received official documentation from St Helens council with a Head of Terms lease for Scholes Lane Playing Fields.
The lease replaces the current rolling agreement and secures the future of our current crop of players and the next generation of Panthers too as it’s for 25 years!!!!!
Mark Hobin stated, “This is absolutely fantastic news - just what the club needed. After months of uncertainty and rumours, St Helens Council have shown their support and commitment to amateur rugby league in the borough and more importantly, the direct community
22/09/2019 - KATE BURROWS JUMPS ALL FOR SKEGNESS 2020
A huge shout out to our very own Kate Burrows who yesterday jumped out of a plane to raise funds for our U8s section tour to Skegness next year. The selfless act saw her raise a whopping £800 for the lucky children. Here’s Kates version of events......
“Friday night I was panicking, I knew it was safe but that didn't stop me from worrying about breaking a leg or popping an ear. Finally, I got about 3 hours sleep and we hit the road at 7am. I was completely fine until we got to the road before the airfield and then my nerves kicked in. I really didn't want to do it!
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14/07/2019 - PORTICO VINE PANTHERS U12S INTO THE FINAL
The day had finally arrived. The countdown had been excruciating slow but the excitement filled the bright summers morning at Scholes Lane!The Under 12s who had previously beaten Burtonwood in the quarters, were to line up against Warrington based Rylands.A huge turnout of the the extended Portico family greeted the players as they commenced their warm up.
07/07/2019 - ANNUAL PORTICO VINE FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS ONCE AGAIN
06/07/2019 - SEFTON PARK TRANSFORD INTO GREEN AND GOLD FOR 5K MUD RUN
This morning Sefton Park was transformed into a sea of green and gold, Portico Vine filled up the Liverpool skyline and it was a sight to behold.
Coaches, players and parents represented our under 12s, 10s and 8s,They headed to the start line with their families and stood with their teammates. The countdown was complete and so started the 5k mud run.Under and over obstacles, the smiles displaying the sheer amount of fun.Whilst the players eased through their latest task, Many of the grown ups cried out for an oxygen mask.
24/06/2019 - CUBS & U7S SHOW OF NEW KITS FUNDED BY CREATEDBY RLWC2021
On Friday our U7s and Cubs where lucky enough to be mascots for the Saints players, while some even got a run out on the pitch at half time!
It was a chance for them to show off thier new kit kindly supplied along with training equipment courtesy of CreatedBy RLWC 2021capital grants programme
12/06/2019 - STATEMENT FROM OUR NEW CHAIRMAN MARK HOBIN
From the moment I walked into Portico Vine, the overwhelming sense of a community togetherness gripped me and has never let go since.
This club has some of the most genuine, committed and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Our wonderful coaches, parents, players and volunteers are the heartbeat of our existence.
My personal challenge is to keep the momentum going from my predecessors who have built the club into what it is today. My ethos will be “stronger together”. That means on and off the pitch. All age groups, across all pitches.
Our collective challenge is to continue providing children with a safe, secure and supportive environment to enjoy rugby league. Families have already become lifelong friends, and friends have become Portico families.
10/06/2019 - PRESS RELEASE - PORTICO VINE ARLFC RECIEVE CREATEDBY GRANT
PORTICO VINE ARLFC RECEIVE £3,600 FROM THE CREATEDBY RLWC2021 CAPITAL GRANTS LEGACY PROGRAMME
The grant, which has been awarded to benefit the growth of rugby league at grassroots level in St Helens, will fund Portico’s new equipment.
Portico Vine ARLFC is set to receive £3,600 from the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme. Delivered in partnership between RLWC2021, the sport’s national governing body, the Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot of up to £10million made available by the government to support the legacy of the Rugby League World Cup by growing participation in the sport.
10/04/2019 - MARK HOBIN RUNNING 2020 MARATHON FOR PORTICO
Three years ago, with my support crew in place, I lined up at the start line in Manchester. Months of training throughout the winter months was all in preparation for this day. The sacrifices my family had made to support me through the rigorous training regime was at the forefront of my mind. I also thought of the Police Officers who had sacrificed themselves in the line of duty. I would be running for them and the charity that look after their families....Care of Police Survivors.
It was a warm day, the Manchester crowds had come out in their thousands and I felt ready to take on the 26 mile course. My soon to be wife and only daughter at the time cheered me off and I was away.
31/02/2019 - PANTHERS MASCOTS FOR SAINTS VS SALFORD
The Panthers once again had the honour of being mascots for the mighty Saints this time is was an away trip the Salford Red Devil at the AJ Bell Stadium , despite it being on a Thursday most of the squad came along as well as some other team members , They all loved it and to make it even better St Helen's put on an empathetic showing with a 26 to 4 win. We are all proud of them all as they was a credit to the club as member of staff from Salford complimented their behaviour and there passion for the game
27/02/2019 - A MESSAGE FROM THE CLUBS NEW ACTING CHAIRPERSON
i would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Acting Chairperson of Portico Vine ARLFC. I have been volunteering at Portico Vine for 7 years and am looking forward to taking on the new challenge of driving the club forward with the team of volunteers we currently have and new ones as they join the ever growing team down at Portico Vine.My vision for the club is to ensure we are one club all striving for the same outcomes to ensure the children and adults who are members of our club have a valuable and positive experience.
Good luck to all the teams for the 2019 season and I look forward to watching many games and hearing all the stories from coaches as you all develop during the season.Any questions, opinions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact myself or see me down at the club.
14/01/2019 -BILLY VAUGHAN WINS VOLUNTEER OF YEAR
Congratulations to the Man, The Legend, The lifeblood and heartbeat of the Portico Club, our very own BILLY VAUGHAN, on being named the Volunteer of the Year at the St. Helens RFC Community Awards tonight.
There is nothing we can really say about this incredible, inspirational and irreplaceable Gentleman, and the superhuman efforts he puts into our club, that can really do him justice.
Therefore, it only remains for us to say.....
You truly deserve any and all recognition and the praise of your peers across all of the R.L. community and even the professional players in attendance tonight. You are truly one of a kind.
10/11/2018 - IAN VAUGHAN U7S CHARITY MATCH
I was scrolling through Facebook when I seen ‘life for a kid’ charity event, rugby league all stars V Methley warriors Masters. With the chance to play alongside legends, Paul sculthorpe, Gareth Ellis, Andrew Lynch, Danny Orr, Paul newlove and raise money for an amazing charity, founded by dean hoggard, I had to apply. Next thing I know I had the charity pack had come through my letter box.
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10/11/2018 - GREEN HAIR , YELLOW BEARD, A PROMISE!
As you all may know, I spend a lot of time as a coach/helper with the Portico Panthers Rugby League club here in St. Helens. I mainly help out with the Under 13's team and made them a promise when (or if as it was) we started the season back in February. As we struggled to stay in existence, we managed to recruit enough players to play our games this season but not without struggle.
I promised the boys that when they won their first game, I would dye my hair Green for their Presentation Night on 10th November. The lads didn't disappoint, they worked hard, improved, and got the wins that they richly deserved.
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14/10/2018 - PANTHERS U13S WIN AGAINST ACCRINGTON
Well, where do I start? It goes without saying by now how much these lads and their dedication and improvement makes us all extremely proud.
But, sometimes they show something that you haven't seen before, or didn't expect to see, in training or matches.
Today was one of those days!
Trailing 20-4 midway through the 2nd half and playing far from their best, you could be forgiven for expecting the boys to close up the shop and accept the loss? Yes? WRONG!
Today, our lads showed the spirit, desire, heart and sheer 'never say die' attitude that a lot of teams don't have.
14/10/2018 - HARD FAUGHT DRAW FOR PANTHER U7S
A lunchtime kick off allowed the coach a little bit of a lie in after Wigan’s Grand Final victory yesterday but today’s game for the Panthers was much bigger than that one.
The showpiece was at Scholes Lane as the hosts welcomed Oldham St.Annes for the last game of the season. A tough game was expected with the reverse fixture earlier on in the season ending 8-4 to Oldham.
A full strength squad of fifteen Panthers turned out alongside a sell out crowd to see their hero’s in action. Captain for the day was Will who elected to attack first after winning the toss.
23/09/2018 - PANTHERS U7S WIN AGAIN AGAINST CADISHEAD RHINOS
Cadishead 8 vs 9 PANTHERS
Tries; Sam Thomas x 4, Harrison Travis x 2, Kate O'Keefe, Dexter Burrows, Jayden Meredith
16/09/2018 - HARD WORK PAYING OFF FOR THE PANTHER U13S
When we started training for this season, we had just 8 lads and serious doubts over whether we would even start the season. But, we have recruited. We sadly lost some lads along the way, going to Limehurst with just 10 players and suffering a heavy defeat. But, we carried on. We had more lads coming to training and soon we had a squad, enough to play regularly. We suffered heavy defeats week after week. But, we carried on, we worked hard.
ht summers morning of rugby league
16/09/2018 - PANTHERS U7S WELL DESERVED WIN AGAINST LANGWORTHY REDS
Today it was back on home soil for the Panthers, with Langworthy making the journey down the East Lancs Road.
An almost full strength squad were available and despite a wet start to the day, things brightened up from the moment Angela set up her homemade cake stall.
Maybe not the pre-game meal of elite athletes but with chocolate being wiped from the faces, the Panthers began their warm up.
Captain for the day was Diezel who helped the coach with a pre game message of taking all they had practiced in training onto the pitch today
11/09/2018 - PANTHERS U11S WELCOME SPECIAL GUESTS
The u11s and club committee would like to say a massive thank you to Saints players Matty Costello & Josh Eaves for taking training tonight down at Scholes Lane! The kids had a great time concentrating on handling skills with some evasion thrown in for good luck!
e toss and decided to attack on another bright summers morning of rugby league