Posted by Neil on Sunday, 19 May 2013 at 18:31:32
Filed under: Announcements, Sports
In retaining the Cock O’ The North Cup on Sunday, Lymm not only crowned an unprecedented unbeaten season of senior colts rugby but capped an incredible three-season spell.
Playing for a maximum of four trophies in each of the three seasons, those being the Raging Bull North West Colts A League, Raging Bull League Cup, Cheshire Cup and the Cock O’ The North Cup, Lymm have won nine of the 12 and tied for two others. During this remarkable trio of seasons they have played 71 fixtures, losing just three, drawing one and prevailing in the rest, scoring 2,147 points and conceding just 675 in the process.
Lymm RFC president Simon Plumb said: “Our senior colts have also had individual successes in Ross Harrison’s England caps at under 18s, under 19s and under 20s, his elevation to the Sale Sharks squad and James Mitchell’s England caps at under 16s, under 17s and under 18s level.
“However, the most impressive thing for me is that 14 members of these three senior colts squads have already played first-team rugby for Lymm at National League Three level.
“Many more have played senior rugby for Lymm and I'm sure that it won’t be long before many more are challenging for first-team places.”
Lymm’s mini, junior and colts chairman Andy Leach added: “After our junior colts won the National Under 17s Cup in 2009, we decided to establish our ‘Colts Academy’ in an effort to enhance the standard of coaching we could offer to these young men “With the Colts Academy coaching team expertly led by former first-team captain Adam Fletcher, our achievements both in terms of colts performances and creation of a seamless passage from colts to senior level have exceeded expectations.” Unsurprisingly, Fletcher is immensely proud of the progress shown by his young charges.
“The pleasing thing is that this represents the efforts of three different squads competing across the north of England,” he said.
“Each season taking on challenges from different quarters; and not one team playing the same opposition year in, year out while remaining unbeaten. “This has presented many challenges, which I am delighted to say that the players have met brilliantly.”
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian
Tags: rugby, lymm
Posted by Neil on Friday, 10 May 2013 at 11:27:06
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Interview, Charity, Appeals for Information, Fundraising, Village centre
Another Successful Year
Lymm and District Round Table are hosting an event to recruit new members following another fantastic year.
At the recent AGM it was reported that close to £20,000 was raised for charity this year following hugely successful beer festival, bonfire and duck race events. However, with a number of members leaving for the newly-formed ‘41 Active’ club after reaching 45, a new influx of fundraisers is sought.
As such, a free-of-charge ‘New Members Night’ will take place on 12th July at Lymm Village Hall, Pepper Street, starting at 8pm, and will feature pub games, a giant scalextric and chilli.
New chairman Steve Liput said: "We’ve had another great year as we’ve put in a lot of effort to raise money for some really worthy causes. Sadly, as some members are moving on we would like to get more lads involved so that we can continue to host our popular community events to the same high standard.
"Round Table is a great way to meet other like-minded guys, especially if you’re new to the area. We have a busy and varied year of social activities ahead including go karting, curry nights, paintballing, an array of sports – both watching and playing – and then of course there’s the sense of pride you get from helping to raise thousands for charity.
"If the Round Table sounds like something you want to get involved in and you live in Lymm or the surrounding area then come along to our New Members Night to meet current members and see what we’re all about."
For more information about the Lymm and District Round Table's New Members Night, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit facebook.com/lymmroundtable or call Graham on 01925 751599.
Tags: round table
Posted by Neil on Thursday, 09 May 2013 at 19:05:59
Filed under: Interview, Charity, Surrounding areas
A Lymm grandmother who suffers from a rare hearing disorder is the driving force behind a hard of hearing support group after she became frustrated with years of being conned.
Georgina Turner was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease about 13 years ago - a rare disorder that affects the inner ear causing vertigo, tinnitus, a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear and hearing loss.
Since then Georgina has search far and wide to find equipment which would aid her in her day to day life but is now left with a mountain of hearing equipment which is neither use nor ornament.
The 78-year-old said: "When you are deaf you will buy anything as it gives you hope. I spent £5,000 on two hearing aids, a telephone and something which goes around your neck which I still haven’t worked out what it is yet."
As Georgina's hearing deteriorated she became increasingly frustrated and began to feel more isolated as each day passed.
The retired teacher said: "I’m lucky as I have a very supportive family around me but for a while I was too terrified to leave the house on my own."
As a last resort, Georgina contacted Warrington Borough Council to see if they could offer a solution.
Georgina, who lives with her husband Alan, said: “The support I have had from the council has changed my life for the better. I no longer feel like I did a few years ago.
"It is through their help that I eventually got the courage to go outside on my own again."
Since contacting the council, Georgina now has a loop system fitted at home, a portable personal listener and help from her support worker Christine Wakefield who she cannot thank enough.
The grandmother of five said: "The council has taken on board everything I have said. I said to the council that staff should have lip reading lessons and now they do."
Georgina’s brainchild, the hard of hearing group, now takes place at the Warrington Deaf Centre on the first Wednesday of every month.
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: hearing, help, warrington
Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 at 08:56:29
Filed under: Announcements, Sports
Lymm brothers James and Alex Mitchell have both earned international recognition with England in their respective age groups this year.
James, a fly half and scrum half, was part of the England squad that won the U18 European Championship, defeating France 27-22, while Alex appeared for the Under 16s against Italy and Wales.
Both are products of the mini, junior and colts section of Lymm RFC and Lymm High School.
Andy Leach, head of the Lymm mini, junior and colts section, said: "Ben and Tom Youngs are not the only brothers to play for England this season. The talent coming through Lymm at all grass roots levels is staggering.
"James and Alex are both gifted players and work exceptionally hard. Having both played at Lymm RFC since they were six years old, we are naturally tremendously proud of them and I am confident they can go all the way."
England international and current Saracens winger David Strettle is the most high-profile product of the Lymm system.
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: england, rugby, brothers
Posted by Neil on Thursday, 02 May 2013 at 08:51:34
Filed under: Announcements, Awards, Appeals for Information
About The Award
Lymm Rotary Club’s annual Cyril Bell Award, now in its 26th year, is made in recognition of outstanding service by an individual, or group, to the community of Lymm.
The Award is made in memory of Cyril Bell, a former President of the Lymm Club and well known local businessman, who died from a heart attack mid-way through his Presidential year.
The winner receives a cheque for £500, made out to a charity of their choice, a framed certificate and a cut glass rose-bowl which is retained for 1 year.
Now Seeking Nominations
Lymm Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its annual Cyril Bell Award. The conditions of entry are:
- The award is made annually but only if a suitable nomination can be found.
- Previous winners are ineligible.
- The award is made in recognition of outstanding service by an individual to the community of Lymm or Thelwall either on his/her own or as a member of a deserving group, over and above that expected of that person’s vocation.
- Age or infirmity is no bar.
- Nominations must be received by 1st June 2013.
- The “Cyril Bell Memorial Award” trophy is to be held for 1 year and then returned to Lymm Rotary Club.
A personal certificate will be presented to the successful nominee, together with a cheque for £500 made out in favour of their chosen charity.
The awards will be made at the Rotary Club’s Ladies’ Evening on Wednesday, 19th June 2013. The following, completed application form, should be returned to the address at the bottom of the form.
How to Nominate
You can nominate someone by downloading the nomination form.
Tags: Cyril, Bell, Award