Posted by Neil on Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 18:30:13
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Interview
Paralysed Lymm Rugby Player Returns as Chairman
A Lymm rugby player paralysed after breaking his neck in a freak accident has been named chairman of playing at Lymm Rugby Club.
Alex ‘Bosh’ Bennett has been given the prestigious role ahead of the new season.
“How could I stay away any longer?” said Alex. “From total paralysis to chairman of rugby inside 18 months, that wouldn’t have been possible without all that rugby has given me, or without Lymm RFC. From my perspective the club has supported me through thick and thin, as has the rugby fraternity. “This role allows me to give something back to my club and the sport but also will help me get back to normal life.”
Injured in 2011 Alex is Now Improving All the Time
He added: “Lymm is a beautiful, amateur rugby club that holds dear all that is so magnificent about our sport. The club as a whole values its community and has the very best mini, junior and colts environment I've ever seen. The future, in terms of talent and development, is very bright and my job should be relatively simple!”
Alex’s vision for rugby at Lymm is very clear: “We aspire to provide the highest possible level of rugby union without paying our players, yet providing both a coaching and playing environment of the highest professional standard.”
President of Lymm Rugby Club, Simon Plumb added: “Bosh is a remarkable man in many ways. We are proud and delighted he has volunteered to take this role in a key period of Lymm Rugby Club's development.”
To join Lymm as a senior player please call Alex Bennett on 07775 818171, or the mini and junior and colts section call Andy Leach on 07778 817782, or visit the Lymm Rugby Club website.
Article courtesy of http://www.thisischeshire.co.uk.
Posted by Neil on Thursday, 22 August 2013 at 16:36:05
Filed under: Sports, Awards
A Lymm cyclist enjoyed double success at the British National Junior and Youth Championships in Manchester. Matthew Gibson scooped the men’s kilo title before collecting a second gold medal in the 3km individual pursuit at the National Cycling Centre.
The 16-year-old confirmed his place as Britain’s top junior pursuiter despite being one of the youngest competitors in the age group.
“Matthew was very pleased with the performances,” said dad Paul.
“He knew he had a chance after doing well at the world championships (where he finished fourth).
“But as a first year junior he’s been competing against older second year riders who are 17, 18, sometimes 19-years-old. I suppose that makes it an even better achievement and hopefully it’ll mean he improves again next year.”
Part of British Cycling’s Olympic Development Programme, the Velocity WD-40 rider is turning his attention to making the GB squad for the UCI Road World Championships in Florence in September.
“It would be a great experience,” added Paul.
“But only a handful of cyclists are selected.”
Matt’s first foray into cycling three years ago came from his dad’s keen interest in the sport, but now Paul admits he has no chance of keeping up with the promising teenager.
“He originally came out to ride with me,” he added.
“Then he was overtaking me and by the time he was 15 he was faster than me.”
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: cyclist, sport, manchester
Posted by Sarah on Friday, 02 August 2013 at 10:29:28
Filed under: Announcements, Openings, Entertainment, Interview, Village centre
The opening night of the Lymm Brewery Tap was a massive success last night – the staff behind the bar, including Tony the Manager, were certainly run off their feet!
Tony was kind enough to give us a short interview and this is what he told us.
Dunham Massey Brewery have been looking for ways to expand in the local community for some time, and they have picked Lymm as the place to do this as they have a longstanding admiration for the family oriented and community spirit of the village. The building they have chosen to inhabit suits them well as it has always been a focal point of the village on Bridgewater Street, being the Old Post Office.
Tony said that although they have not planned events as such yet, once they are settled in they hope to offer tours of the micro-brewery which is situated at the rear of the building along with beer tasting sessions and other events.
To celebrate the brewery’s move into Lymm they have brewed up a “Lymm Beer” which is an easily enjoyed drink. All off the ingredients (including the hops and malt) are 100% natural and totally British too!
Cask ales include Lymm Bitter (3.8%), Dunham Dark (3.8%), Dunham Milk Stout (4.0%) and Bridgewater Blonde (4.0%) along with others.
Dunham Massey Brewery is a family run business (the Costello family) and the Brewery Tap’s normal opening hours will be 12 noon – 11 pm Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 12 am and Sunday 12 noon – 10.30 pm. There are no plans to serve food.
We think the Brewery Tap wil be a great success and wish them well!
Tags: pub, brewery, opening