WHO ARE LSH FC ?
We are Liverpool St. Helens FC, the worlds oldest open rugby club, formed in 1857. The club has a rich history and was prominent in the early development of the sport and more recently in the formation of league rugby. The club has fielded 57 internationals going back to the first ever England international match against Scotland in 1871.
We currently have 3 senior teams, 1 casual veterans team and a full range of boys and girls teams.
In more recent years the club has established itself as a successful community hub being HQ for a local archery club and dog walking group.
We’re also incredibly proud to now have our club represented in the sport of rugby league.
WHY WE NEED YOUR MONEY
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our main income streams at the club with the loss of ALL social & sporting functions including rugby matches, wedding receptions, anniversaries etc.
We're raising money to help us continue with our plans of modernizing and improving the facilities at the club for the benefit of all visitors. This will also help us with our plans to establish even greater links with our local community. This includes new ladies toilets, upgrades to the players changing facilities, improve and redecorate the clubs function rooms. We‘ve also planned to refresh the floodlighting for our playing pitches enabling autumn/winter evening outdoor training.
FORTIOR UNITATE - STRONGER TOGETHER.
LSH PROUD HERITAGE
We have a rich history at the club, much of which has been recorded for future generations through our 2018 Heritage Project. In 1914 we had the unique honour of three international captains in our first XV, Ronnie Poulton-Palmer (England), F.H. Turner (Scotland) and R.A. Lloyd (Ireland). Other internationals over the years have represented 10 countries with names including Ray French, Fran Cotton, Nigel Heslop, Dewi Morris, Martin Regan, Kevin Simms and Mike Slemen. In addition to playing honours we are proud of the role and sacrifices our members have made in two world wars. For more information please click on the following link LSH Heritage.
COWLEY SCHOOL STUDENTS RESEARCHING LOCAL SPORTING HISTORY:
We eagerly await the return of competitive games following the recent pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The enforced prolonged closure of the club and grounds, whilst essential, has not been without its challenges. However, we have worked very hard to continue to engage with our wider community and build for a return to rugby through improvements in our facilities, equipment and training. The clubhouse floor has been repaired, carpets removed and the floorboards polished providing a more hygienic, COVID safe environment with new easy clean tables and chairs.
Next on the agenda is the completion of a new ladies toilet block and then onto the players changing facilities and the floodlighting.
We are incredibly proud of our past but it is our future that is now our focus. We will grow our number of teams and players and want to build on and enhance links with our local community.
GIRLS JUNIORS TEAM:
To enable this we want to ensure we have facilities that are fit for purpose and fit for the future. Some development of the clubhouse has taken place but there is still more to do so please help us to improve the facilities even further. New ladies toilets and improvements to the changing facilities are both works in progress and require additional funding to complete.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? STRONGER TOGETHER
You can make a donation of any size, we will be truly grateful for all donations. Why not treat yourself or gift someone special, one of our rewards? There are plenty to choose from, less than half price MOT's courtesy of Motorhouse St.Helens, a bespoke Club mug with our crest on the front and your name & number on the shirt to the back. £25 to spend on tasty treats at bocboc for just £20. A strictly limited edition rugby united warm up shirt with £5 off RRP and a further £5 donated to St. Helens Autism Support. Why not join us for one of our many, famous social occasions? There are plenty to choose from. Every reward claimed helps us to improve the facilities for all of our visitors, who will hopefully enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Worlds oldest open rugby club for many years to come.
With your help, we can continue with our plans including the Covid-19 safe refurbishment of the clubhouse and essential maintenance and utilities. We need additional funds and you can support us through donations or by buying rewards on this page. Alternatively, spread the word and when safe to do come down to the club and see for yourself what is going on. You will be very welcome and we would love to hear from you.
LSH, RUGBY UNITED WARM UP SHIRT £20
Show your support of LSH rugby [Union & League] and whilst doing so help a great local charity, St. Helens Autism support. These shirts normally retail at £25 but this limited edition version is just £20 and only available for the duration of this campaign. £5 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to St. Helens Autism Support.
Less than half price MOT available from Motorhouse St. Helens. Limited number so claim today!