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Lions' Foundation



Welcome to the home page of the Lions Foundation. Established in 2016 the foundation will support and provide community projects that will provide the following.

  • Provide and support Rugby League playing and associated opportunities in Greater Manchester and beyond.
  • To develop education provision by using Rugby League as the conduit for engagement.
  • Provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage in physical activity and any activities that enhance individual’s health and wellbeing.
  • To advance the heritage of Swinton Lions and our historical hometown of Swinton and Pendlebury.

Our foundation is now being managed by our Director of Development, Damian Ridpath.

“I am very proud to be entrusted to lead the foundation of this fantastic historical club to a strong future. The foundation has already provided several successful projects in the recent past such as the Golden Lions  and the Stop Hate crime projects and I will look to build upon the excellent reputation that the Lions Foundation has with the groups it has worked with. We now have a defined strategy and action plan to grow the foundation and the community delivery systems associated with Swinton Lions. The future of the foundation is bright and together we will grow the club and foundation.”

We have already started to develop a range of innovative projects some of them unique to Rugby League. We have many more to come. If you would like further information on how you can volunteer, add value, support or simply would like to donate to the foundation please do not hesitate to contact Damian via email to [email protected]


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