CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 9 @ OLYMPIC LEGACY PARK
2 APRIL 2018 --- 3PM
|OLYMPIC LEGACY PARK HOME OF SHEFFIELD EAGLES|
Rain had once again decimated much of the local football on Saturday, thankfully a Sunday League game was found so as not to have a complete blank weekend and then Bank Holiday Monday, the curtains were drawn back and we had around 2-3 inches of snow. Once again the fixtures fell by the wayside and with plans already afoot for this eventuality a planned trip to Sheffield Eagles new home at The Olympic Legacy Park in their home city was on the cards.
|VIEW OVER SHEFFIELD FROM THE STATION|
With this site Sheffield Eagles secured a ground that backs onto one of the university buildings and with the constant persistence of Mark Aston an Eagle through and through from player to coach. I have long heard this mans painful cries as he pleaded for his club on local radio and it too his credit plus the club officials, investors and supporters that the day has arrived when rugby league not only comes back to Sheffield but that it also has a ground to call home!
|SHEFFIELDS ANSWER TO WEMBLEY WAY WITH GROUND TO THE RIGHT|
|MARK ASTON SHEFFIELD EAGLES THROUGH AND THROUGH|
|A SNOWY OLYMPIC LEGACY PARK|
|THIS COULD BE FUN EAGLES IN SNOW OSCAR THOMAS|
|THE DOGS ARE OUT|
Bulldogs had not come out for walkies yet but a lifeline was gained just before the break when Dave Scott secured their opening try.
|FIRST HALF SNOW TASTING|
|EAGLES IN POSSESSION WITH RYAN MILLER|
A gentle meander back to the tram stop and with a fine connection I was back at base station just 50 minutes later from a very enjoyable afternoon and this seasons first trip to the rugby. The most important question is will I be back I hope so, hopefully on a finer afternoon away from todays constant drizzle, but make no mistake this is a remarkable achievement for the club and hopefully now they can push on with their on field progression too.