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SWINTON LIONS CELEBRATION EVENT
 

Star date: 26th November 2011

CELEBRATING SWINTON LIONS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

Swinton Lions Memorabilia Celebration Event
Saturday 3rd December 11am-4pm
Swinton Sports and Social Club
Swinton Precinct

Past and present Swinton Lions players will be dropping in on a special event next Saturday to celebrate Salford's other famous rugby league club. Fans are also being asked to attend the event to share any memorabilia of the Lions – from photos to match programmes to just sharing some great stories of past glories.

Full details here…


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Swinton Lions Rugby League Club is almost Salford's forgotten team. The club lost its Swinton base, then had to leave the city to find a `home' ground and sunk down the leagues as Salford Reds seemed to get all the Council cash and backing.

But now there's a bit of a Lions revival going on, with promotion last season to Championship 1 and plans for a new stadium at Agecroft awaiting planning permission. Now, more than ever, seems a great time to re-live the glories, and next Saturday sees a Memorabilia Celebration Event at Swinton Sports and Social Club, hosted by the Federation of Stadium Communities and the Club itself.

Fans of all ages are invited to drop in with any Lions memorabilia and photos, or stories about the club they wish to share. And players, past and present, will be calling in to support the day too.

"We are very keen to get people of all ages and walks of life to the event, which will be a brilliant day, celebrating the heritage of Swinton" says Beth Higson who is co-ordinating the event.

"We are asking people to bring any Swinton Lions related memorabilia, from an old programme or photograph to a dusty rugby ball" she adds "We are also interested in hearing any stories or memories about the club."

The day is part of a wider Heritage Lottery Fund project called Swinton Lions' Tales and More, which will create an archival record of Swinton's history, captured by local people, for local people.

You can follow the project and event on Twitter@SwintonLionsMCE

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