West Yorkshire: Our Stories project logo
Name: West Yorkshire: Our Stories project logo
Description: West Yorkshire: Our Stories project logo
Contributor: West Yorkshire Archive Service
Rights: West Yorkshire Archive Service
The Sporting Heroes project worked with Leeds Rhinos in 2010 and 2011.

The Sporting Heroes project first contacted the team at Leeds Rhinos in April 2010 as a way of reaching out to the different rugby, football and crickets clubs across West Yorkshire. From initial consultation, plans were put in place for the project team to capture memories of both supporters and players alike.

Working with members of staff at Leeds Rugby Ltd, the project was able to attend a home game on 20th August 2010 to capture 'snapshot' memories of supporters, interview five members of the current playing squad on 17th January 2011 and become involved in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the club's first Championship win in March and April 2011.

Sporting Heroes would like to thank Leeds Rhinos, especially Gary Hetherington, Sian Jones, Abigail Furniss and Phil Daly, for their co-operation and for helping the project achieve its aims.

Do you have a memory of Leeds Rhinos? We would love to hear from you, so that we can add to the Sporting Heroes archive. You can add your memory on the Contribute page, or please call (0113) 393 9775 or e-mail educationandoutreach@wyjs.org.uk.