After 13 years of searching for a place to call ‘Home’, the Liverpool Lions finally played their first game on a fresh new pitch with Rugby World Cup funded posts at Adlam Park in Fazakerley on Saturday 19th June 2021, against Higginshaw.
A short ceremony took place before the game commenced, with Head of Coaching’s Richard Ellis proudly cutting the prominent red and blue ribbon to signify the opening game on the new pitch, watched by a crowd of past and present players, parents and local residents.
Richard said “It’s absolutely incredible to be able to welcome people to come to the new home of the lions, we have played here for a while with the younger teams but to finally have a pitch and posts just makes it even more exciting and like a real ‘home’. It’s been a long time coming but I just hope this helps the club grow from strength to strength”.
The club were granted Rugby World Cup Funding to secure the posts and other equipment to help the club in moving forward. A lot of assistance from Liverpool Council, The RFL and Sport Alive have made this dream come true for the Lions.
A game that will go down in the Clubs history resulted in a well-deserved victory for the Lions and an excellent start to life at their new home.
Ste Green, captain of the Men’s team was proud to say:
“It was great to play our first game at our new home, seeing lots of faces watching and to get the win was really pleasing, the start of something special for Liverpool lions. From playing at 14, I have loved every minute being at this club, I’ve played with some great lads and had some brilliant coaches, particularly Nick and Rich who’ve helped me massively over the years, it’s an absolute honour to captain this fantastic club and hopefully we can win many trophies”
In a year that see’s the UK hosting the Rugby League World Cup and with games being held in Liverpool, it couldn’t have come at a more outstanding time for the sport and for the club in particular. We hope that it encourages more people to get involved with the sport and help spread the Lions name across this great city.