posted on 12 July 2012

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will be able to make more of their proud history after welcoming Lee Robinson as the club’s historian.

The Wildcats have welcomed Lee Robinson as the club's historian.

Lee, a familiar face to some supporters after eight years on the club’s backroom staff in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, was approached by the club after coming across the Twitter profile @TrinityHeritage that regularly tweets stats, stories and pictures from the past.

He will now be the clubs point of reference for all things Wakefield Trinity since it’s forming in 1873, providing information and stats on individual games, with the role set to have extra significance as the club prepares to say farewell to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and heads to Newmarket.

Lee has amassed a collection of matchday programmes that first sparked his interest in the history of the club and he has since developed that to keep his own records of the history of Wakefield Trinity, building on the work done by John Lindley who sadly passed away recently.

“It’s just like putting two hobbies together,” said Lee.

“All the records have been put together as a personal thing and put on the computer or into shoe boxes, but to share it with the club and work side-by-side with them is a fantastic opportunity for all of us so I’m excited.

“We’ve got a hundred years of heritage and the fans will know a lot more than I do along the way.

“In the future we’d love something like a hall of fame, improve the past players association, a best thirteen ever – things that a lot of other clubs have done over the years.

“Don’t throw anything away.  If it’s dear to your heart then let us photograph it, scan it and take some records.  Anything like that is so useful.

“We’ve got some brilliants records set up over the years, but anything else that supporters have got to add to it means we can have a heritage department here.”

Wildcats Media and Marketing Manager, Andy Morgan said the club will benefit hugely from Lee’s involvement.

“Having Lee working with the club will be a massive help to us make the most of our history, particularly with the Heritage project that the Community Trust are involved with.

“From basic things such as improving the history section of the website and matchday programme content, there’s the possibility moving forward of much bigger projects, many of which will require supporter input.

“The club has a really bright future but we also want to celebrate the past as well, and with Lee on board as club historian we’re in a much stronger position to be able to do that.”

If you have any old memorabilia that you’d like to share with the club then please bring it into the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The club will be able to take photos or scan anything that supporters still wish to keep.

Follow Lee’s tweets on the history of the club @TrinityHeritage.

You can watch a full interview with Lee on Wildcats TV by clicking HERE.

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