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August 19, 2016

Wetherby Lions are once again holding their annual ‘Dickensian Christmas Farmers’ Market’ on Sunday 11th December 2016 and wish for local charities, Club. societies to come along and take a stall to offer goods or to promote their organisation.  This year there are stalls available in The Shambles or inside the Town Hall.

Please email Lion John at or call 0845 833 9529 for more details.

August 16, 2016

On Monday 15th of August at our Club meeting at the Bridge Hotel Walshford, Lion President Mike Earle was delighted to present young James Tatterton with a cheque for £700, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of the gymnastic sport of tumbling (see photograph). James, with his parents Stuart and Carol present, showed the Lions a video clip of his impressive technical skills. He went on to say that he trains four times a week at Wakefield – a big commitment for James and his parents.

James will be using the Lions donation towards the cost of competing in the 2017 World Championships, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tumbling is not yet a recognized Olympic sport, but there are hopes that it might be added in the not too distant future.


August 2, 2016

Image: Kadeena Cox from BBC Sport

Kadeena Cox has the chance to become the first British competitor since 1988 to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics after being named in the cycling team for the Rio Games.

Last week, the 25-year-old from Leeds was named on the GB athletics team.

She will attempt to be the first Briton to win medals in two sports at the same Games since Isabel Barr did so in shooting and athletics. Read more from BBC Sport >>

You may remember that back in July 2015, Dean Buckle from the Wetherby Bike Shack designed and built a racing bike for Kadeena. The Wetherby Lions Club, who had recently raised £250 at a tribute evening at Sant’ Angelo’s, decided to donate the proceeds towards the cost of the bike, which Dean has so generously pr...

August 1, 2016

In their 51st year of service to the community, Wetherby Lions Club has become the proud sponsor of Wetherby Athletic Football Club’s Under Eighteen Team.  To mark the start of the season, the Club provided  the team’s new strip, which features the distinctive Lions International logo, encircled with our Lions Club name and of course the Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club logo.

 The team will be managed and coached by Josh Stubbs, ably assisted by Gary Etheridge. At the team photo shoot, Claire Stubbs, the football club secretary, thanked the Lions Club for their generous support.  She added that she hoped to see some of the Wetherby Lions at the team’s games this coming season. Lion President, Mike Earle (pictured on the RH side of the second tier down o...

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