Whitehaven Rugby League can announce the launch of an official supporters group headed up by Shaun Drinkwater and Simon Taylor. The pair are long term fans of the club and for a number of years have been involved in fundraising which have been vital for the club especially during the last 18 months because of the pandemic. Both have also given up countless hours during the club's return to the field this season helping with covid protocols on matchdays at the LEL Arena.
Speaking about the launch of the group the club's CEO Andrew Canavan spoke saying "I am delighted that Shaun and Simon wish to work even closer with the club and its board. Over the past few years this supporters group, led by Shaun and Simon, have generated a vast amount which has been vital, even more so during the past 18 months or so. They have some big plans already which will add to the work they already do, and I am looking forward to seeing those come to fruition."
Shaun Drinkwater is ecstatic to be able to launch this group and said "Me and Simon are delighted with the new title of Whitehaven RLFC official supporters group we have handed over £10,000 in the last 12 months helping the club with various much needed items around the club, we are delighted that we can help the club even more next season and have loads of ideas which we hope our fans will continue to support us with, we are both looking forward to working with the club and help in anyway we can. The team and the future of the club is exciting.”
Attached is a photo of Simon (Far left) & Shaun (middle) handing funds raised during the early stages of the pandemic back in July 2020 to club directors Jason Ball (far right) and Andrew Airlie (middle)