What do you get when you cross an awesome rugby team with one of the largest W.I.'s in the country?
A FABULOUS AND FUNNY, CLASSY AND CLEVER AND DOWNRIGHT BRILLIANT CALENDAR!!!
At the beginning of this year, I decided that the fusion of the Saddleworth W.I. blended with the Saddleworth Rangers was too good an opportunity to miss and as Rangers had been nominated by the WI to raise funds for, I decided to make the lads work for it.......and they did not disappoint!
After months of coordinating in excess of 20 plus players (herding cats comes to mind!) liaising with Woolyknits in Diggle (who have been brilliant!), nagging local businesses to sponsor different months, working with members of the WI committee to theme each picture to tie in with stereotypical W.I. activities, organising a photoshoot with club photographer Jackie Clowes, organising a SECOND EMERGENCY photoshoot to re-do December, with less then 48 hours to spare, sourcing and putting up a fully decorated 7ft Christmas tree and finally convincing the rugby lads to do ALL this NAKED.....we can now say, wholeheartedly, that the calendar is FINISHED and safely bundled off to the printers to come to life!
MASSIVE THANKS to the Saddleworth Rangers players past and present - what a great bunch of guys you are and such good sports
For those of you wanting to get your hands on a copy of your 2018 calendar, there will be an official Calendar launch party on Friday 6th October at the Rangers new clubhouse. They will also be available from various stockists around Saddleworth (need to confirm where, info to follow)
Even if you don't like rugby or not in the W.I., you're gonna LOVE this !!!
President, Saddleworth W.I.