Travellers Rest Supporters Club
Wednesday 30th January 2013
Membership evening on Wednesday 30th January
The Travellers Rest (Workington Town Supporters Club) - 19 years
The Supporters Club was founded in 1994 by Neil Little and Tony Cashmore who frequented the Travellers Rest and regularly travelled to away games by car. At first the idea was to start running buses to away matches, this became a success and out of this developed the formation of the club.
There were many highlights in those early years, some of these are recalled by Brian Holm, who became Chairman in 1995 and is still part of the Committee today:
1992/93 Winning the away games in the play offs at Huddersfield and Rochdale before being beaten by Featherstone Rovers at Old Trafford 20pts to 16.
1993/94 Winning the Second Division Title and the Play Offs, with the final at Old Trafford, beating London Crusaders 30pts to 22.
1993/94 Promotion to the First Division or (The Big League as Mr Hemmings and Stevenson referred to it)
1994/95 Securing a place in the 1st Super League
Others include, taking 6 Coaches to Leeds for the 6th round of the Challenge Cup, and the annual trips to the Challenge Cup Final which went on the road to Murrayfield, Twickenham and Cardiff following the closure of the old Wembley in 1999/2000.
The club has seen some changes in committee members over the years, but the philosophy has always remained:
To foster and encourage the game of Rugby League in West Cumbria
To provide support to Workington Town Rugby League Club
To encourage attendance at Workington Town matches, both home and away
Next Wednesday, 30th January, the club is holding its annual AGM and Membership Night at the Travellers Rest. The evening will start at 7.00 p.m. with the AGM for existing Members, followed at 7.30 by membership renewal and enrolling of new members. The rest of the evening will be a social event with some fun competitions and an opportunity to discuss the season ahead with some of the officials and players from Workington Town.
Last year was a great success for TOWN, and this year is going to be another very important one, our first year back in the Championship. To maintain progress the club will need the support more than ever.
The Supporters Club is always looking to increase its membership, so we would encourage anyone who wants to lend their support to come along on Wednesday.