The BEST and LBS Cup Finals

The LBS and BEST Cup Finals completed a most successful Cup Competition run throughout the season in conjunction with our Leagues programme.

We must thank both the Widnes and Burnley Clubs for hosting the Finals and providing the facilities to allow a day of wonderful, competitive Rugby. Thanks to the Clubs' organisers and volunteers for all their work to provide successes at both venues.

I visited the Widnes Finals and the sheer enjoyment and pleasure witnessed certainly by all the sides, both winners and losers was encouraging to see. We must thank Stephen Norris Widnes President and his wife for all help yesterday but it was noticeable that he had a great team of volunteers working for him to make the day the great success it was.

Ian Cosens who works to organise our Finals Day in conjunction with the Clubs reports that Burnley equally provided a most successful day. Thank you to both Clubs.

It would be re-miss of us if we didn't offer thanks to our two Sponsors the LBS and BEST companies and their Directors Dave Larraway and Colin Clinkard on their completion of 4 seasons with us. Thank you Gents for all your support.

Now the Cup Competitions will come under the umbrella of the Robinsons Brewery - Stockport - and we must thank them for joining us and we look forward to a great partnership with them.

Please note - all Clubs we would hope you'd look favorably in supporting them as they move into partnership with us.

Thank you to all for making our Cup Competitions the success they are, culminating in the most competitive Finals enjoyed by all.

Next year we move on to the Oldham and Old Bedians Clubs.

Fred Swarbrick,


*** Pictures of the Finals will folow in the next two days under Match Reports !!!