Waterloo celebrates promotion
THERE was set to be as much action off the pitch as on it
Saturday 29 April 2006, at Waterloo Rugby. It was an all
out action packed fun day to
celebrate the club’s first XV’s promotion to National League 1.
Not only were the fans entertained with a full day of exciting
rugby, but also the spectators were being encouraged to come in fancy
dress with a prize for the best children’s outfit getting presented at
The action on the pitch kicked off at 10:30am when Waterloo Under 15s
meet Altrincham and Kersal Under 15s. The Waterloo ladies took
to the pitch at 12:30 when they battle it out in the semi final
of the National Shield against the Trojans. Waterloo 1st XV played
their final match of the season (in National League 2) against
Henley late in the afternoon.
The day was a sizzling success not only thanks to the barbeque and
hog roast, but also due to the sun being out all day!
Sadly it did have a cold nip in the air, but that was soon lost when
the action on the pitch started... Also on hand was a clown
who entertained the children, but the fun just kept on going as kids
also had other activities on offer like face painting and a balloon race.
The club even had a inflatable Bungee Run
and an assault course! It
wasn't just the players being thrown around on the pitch... as the
club also had a Bucking Bronco.
As a result of the clubs success and promotion to National Division 1, the
Bank of Ireland announced that it will continue its sponsorship of
the team next year so they had a Celtic flavour to the events... with an
Irish band entertaining the crowds during the afternoon. Also
a live band and a disco that continued on into the night.
CANNON & BALL FIRE OFF BIG BIKE RIDE CHALLENGE
AFTER swinging into action for charity in TV’s ‘I’m a
Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’, jungle stars Cannon and Ball are
challenging people in Southport to play an active part in the
NSPCC’s Big Bike Ride.
On 30 June, 1 & 2 July people all over the country will be
organising bike rides in their local communities as part of the
NSPCC’s Big Bike Ride fundraising event.
Bobby Ball, whose Australian adventure netted over £38,000 for the
NSPCC, is hoping that local people will get behind the event and
help raise vital funds for the children’s charity. He said:-
“I am lucky to have spent over 40 years doing something that I love
doing – making people laugh. But sadly many children grow up without
the love and support needed to fulfil their potential, which is why
I decided to do something to help.”
Tommy Cannon said:- “By organising a sponsored bike ride for
the NSPCC you will be making an invaluable contribution to the lives
of some of the most vulnerable children in the country. Please join
us in supporting the NSPCC and together we can give children
something to smile about.”
The NSPCC is looking for people to organise and take part in bike
rides in their local communities. Regardless of age, fitness,
ability or the speed of your bike, the emphasis over the weekend is
to have fun and raise vital funds to end cruelty to children.
To apply for a FREE Big Bike Ride organiser pack call 0845 456 0001,