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Photo: Jim Melling
Item #: 2494
Jim Says: "The attached photo is of the De La Salle Teachers Training College team of 1975 (Manchester). The team played in the University League Division 1 and finished 3rd in that season. The team also won the Colleges cup and the Colleges league title in 1974. The team played Springfield ARLFC home and away in the 1975 season, lost away and won at home. There are 5 Wigan lads in the team, 3 of whom went on to join Springfield after they left College.
Mick Fahey (Atherton), John Clough (Wigan) Dave Wigman (Hindley), Alan Pye (Bickershaw) and Jim Melling (Billinge) are the Wiganers, the latter three playing for Springfield from 1975 – 1981."
Did Wigman manage to get is C.S.E
No. Wigman got a N.V.Q. level 3
The only time springfield palyers got to go to college....and they robbed the statues and toilets and hid them on the bus. France Farrell did it.
Was it not a N.V.B. Not Very Bright
Ten of these lads played for Lancashire Universities in two seasons. Three of them played for Great Britain Universities v France.
I played in a friendly for Springfield against De La Sallys.
I scored four tries, kicked six goals and got man of the match I finished up with the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver's accordion. Jimmy Melling passed it to me. Its the only pass I ever got off him.
It must have been draughts, when they played for G.B
It was draughty in Montpelier playing against France. Ten of the french students played against Australia as most of the Professional players were registered as students.
I played for the DLS rugby league team back in 1974/75 season along with another Welsh Lad. Mike Hourn hand who alas passed away about 10 years ago.
Sadly Dave Wigman passed away Christmas Day 2019
Another De La Salle rugby league player passed away today. Our captain Jim Melling! Keeping Wiggy company til we all join you!