Lions plan re-union
The English Lions and Great Britain Community Lions are set to hold their inaugural re-union on Saturday February 23 at Wigan St Cuthberts, 2.00pm.
All past players and members of the management who have been involved with either of the two open age sides since 2005 are being encouraged to attend the event which is being organised by former Community Lions manager Jimmy Aspinall.
“We decided to put on the event due to the wishes of many former players and members of the management team,” said Aspinall.
“It will be a celebration of the side’s achievements so far and will include food, entertainment in the form of a comedian, plus presentations and guest speakers.”
The Great Britain side first came into existence in 2005 when the team toured France in November and in the following years toured Australia, South Africa and Serbia. Home encounters with France and Jamaica were also staged until last year when it was decided that the side would change to become the English Lions.
The new side has had a busy first year in which it has won the Community Game Four Nations title at the first attempt and also went on a pioneering trip to Canada.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate what the sides have achieved so far,” added Aspinall.
“It also provides an opportunity to re-kindle friendships for many players, management, sponsors and supporters alike and will serve to strengthen the English Lions for the coming years.”
For more information or to book your place at the event contact Jimmy Aspinall via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile on 07957 966566.
For more information on the English Lions visit www.englishlions.co.uk