Merseyside

  • St Helens Break Even For First Time In 20 Years

    St Helens have broken even in terms of underlying trading profit for the first time since Super League began almost 20 years ago, the club revealed at the end of last month. The Merseyside club saw its turnover rise to £7.1 million in the financial year ending 31 October 2014 from just £5.3 million the previous year, which allowed it to break even for the first time in two decades – quite an improvement from the £2.4 million loss made in 2013. The club has said that it is expecting “furth...

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  • Against all odds

    GEOFF LIGHTFOOT reports on an amateur rugby league club in Merseyside who are thriving in a deprived area   From a council estate in St Helens, Merseyside, to one of the top amateur rugby league clubs in the country, the story of Blackbrook Amateur Rugby League club is a lesson in how a group of enthusiasts can, against all the odds, achieve something great. And because Blackbrook grew out of the local community, it has never lost its roots. It is still at the centre of that community and has,...

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  • Crabbie's Grab St Helen's Away Kit

    ... supporters. "We're delighted to welcome Halewood Wines & Spirits, and in particular Crabbie's, on board as a Platinum Club Partner," Saints' Dave Hutchinson said. "They are a well-known, internationally recognised brand but at the same time a local Merseyside business and we will complement each other very well. "We are looking forward to offering Crabbie's, and the other brands from the Halewood stable, to our fans and guests across our bars and lounges within the stadium. "Halewood are ma...

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  • RFL Urge BBC to Rethink

    ... throughout the UK and we are worried they won’t be replaced because of prohibitive cost or lack of resources. “There are also concerns from fans about the impact on stations in areas with strong Rugby League support, particular Radios Manchester, Cumbria, Merseyside, Leeds and London. “We will certainly be seeking further discussion with the BBC to fully understand the extent of the impact of these proposals which threaten to inflict irrevocable damage on the Corporation’s output.”  ...

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  • Liverpool St Helens see the light

    ... those other major sports.” Explaining the rationale behind the proposed new floodlit league, which will be part-funded by the SSE Rugby award, Jones added: “We try to appeal as a genuine community club and what we’re looking to organise is a local Merseyside and West Lancashire floodlit cup for clubs who are playing at level eight or nine in the league structure. “Some of them might not have the facilities we are blessed with and to play under floodlights is a bit different. It will be...

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