Wildcats Young Historians at the ready

posted on 21 October 2010

Wakefield Wildcats are proud to announce that 7 young people have stepped forward to support the Heritage Lottery funded project Belle Vue Stadium Booked and Boxed. The oral history project will engage and capture the memories of players, supporters and the general public by gathering material through pre arranged interviews. The recordings will then be placed within a virtual stadium computer concept as sound bytes, supported by film footage of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and relevant information on the history of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Club and Belle Vue Stadium. When finished, the resource will be readily available online and include a teacher’s resource area for primary and secondary schools delivery.

The young people who are Lauren, Carl, Holly, Alastair, Ollie, Eliot and Yassin are currently receiving oral history training from project leader Dr Robert Light. The training will provide the young people with interviewing techniques, communication skills and listening skills which will help make the information received from the interviews extremely informative. The project is viewed by the Wakefield Wildcats club has an important project, especially on the eve of the stadium announcement that will happen tomorrow Friday 22nd October.

Wakefield Wildcats Trust Manager Davide Longo added “Preserving our heritage is very important to us as a club and a district; we recognised this and applied for funding from Heritage Lottery Fund which was successful. The money will allow us to deliver a project that will capture important memories from people who have been great servants to our club, whether it be as a player, supporter, sponsor or admirer, we will gather the information and provide it as a resource that can be used by all”

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