WAKEFIELD WILDCATS HERITAGE AND CULTURE

posted on 27 April 2015

One area that the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have made great strides in over the last few years is the field of heritage and culture.

The club have worked very closely with historian, Lee Robinson, on a number of projects over the years with the main successes being the inauguration of the club's first official Hall of Fame in May 2014 and the release of the clubs heritage numbers in October 2014 following on from updating all the clubs matches, players and representative records

Lee was a member of the audience at the Huddersfield University's Rugby League Heritage forum over the weekend listening to various club presentations which made the club appreciate how advanced we are at the at heritage level. We still have some progress to make up compared to other clubs but these have many individuals employed for their projects. It was also noted that many clubs found it an honour to be part of the clubs trust and foundation teams, which the Wildcats are at an advanced stage.

The club are keen to be part of the RFLs 120 year anniversary this year and is already a stop on the route of the 'Founder's Walk' which will visit all twenty two founder member clubs throughout the year. A blue commemorative plaque will be placed at Belle Vue to mark the stadium as one of the original grounds from 1895, one of only four still being used since 1895; the others being Batley, Leeds and Widnes. The club will also take an active part in the 'Back to the Game' round of matches with details being released shortly

The next plan is for the club to take an active role in taking heritage and culture into the schools and community with the club presently putting a bid into the RFL for funding to take this further

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