Wakefield Trinity launched their new Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website www.trinityheritage.co.uk at the Beaumont Legal Stadium on Friday 10th March.
Current Trinity captain Danny Kirmond and first team squad member Jordan Crowther were joined at the launch by former Trinity legends, Neil Fox, Ken Rollin and Ian Brooke. Also present were Leigh Rollin, Senior Partner at SRCreative who designed the site, Lee Robinson, the Club’s Historian, Steve Pearson from CapeUK and Jo Kelly from the Trinity Learning Zone.
Lee has been the driving force behind this 6 month project and has, over many years, painstakingly collated and archived the history of this world famous Rugby League club. The site showcases photographs dating back to the 1890’s, images of programmes from the 1930’s to present day as well as a host of Trinity related memorabilia. The site also features complete player records, listings of all Club Honours and Records and has several Trinity related Newsletters.
Lee commented on how easy the site was to use and went on to say how great it was to be able to share the history of the club with rugby league fans far and wide.
The site also contains a page for younger fans where an interactive ‘Kids Corner’ section works in conjunction with the Club’s Community Department and the Trinity Learning Zone, which will host regular quizzes to keep the juniors busy.
The Club has worked closely with the Club’s Foundation and Trinity Heritage to secure funding from Cape UK, Arts Council England’s Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber, through a partnership with RL Cares.
Jo Kelly Wakefield Trinity Learning Zone Manager;
''We would like to give a massive vote of thanks to CapeUk and RL Cares. The Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website is something the club has wanted to do for a long time and funding provided by Cape UK, and the partnership with RL Cares has enabled us to complete the site and achieve our goal.''
''We would like to say a huge thank you to Lee Robinson, our Club Historian, for all his hard work and the many hours he has spent loading the information on to the website. Also we would like to express our thanks to him for his generosity and willingness to share his archives with everyone.''
''Wakefield Trinity would also like to acknowledge both Ian Shackleton and Leigh Rollin at SRCreative who have not only built the website but have given us great support and help. They have gone above and beyond what we would have expected throughout the project.''
The Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website is something we are particularly proud of and we believe that it will be a great resource for both our club and our community. For example, local schools will be able to use the website as an educational resource and our fans will be able to look back over our history and remember our past achievements. We aim to showcase our club's great past and proud history and we hope to engage more than just rugby fans. Hopefully the wider community of Wakefield will take a look at the site and see our proud history and see the important role the club has played in the history of the city of Wakefield.