State of Mind were honoured to attend the festival of rugby league at Crosfields RLFC yesterday

Crosfields RLFC marked the celebration by hosting the eighth annual edition of the Sephton Trophy festival. Emma Goldsmith (Rugby League Cares and Offload Project coordinator) and Dr. Phil Cooper MBE can be seen with some intergalactic Star Wars support at the Festival.
SEphton Trophy Offload SOM Stormtroopers
Combined with Warrington Armed Forces Day, it was the country’s biggest FREE community Rugby league festival.

For the past seven years, the local, rugby and military communities have come together to celebrate the Armed Forces and remember one of its own, Private Thomas Sephton of the Mercian Regiment, who tragically lost his life in Afghanistan in 2010. Before Tom’s sad passing, he had played for Crosfields for many years, and is still remembered fondly by a many people at the club – his former team mates initially came up with the idea of holding a memorial game for their friend.

Dr. Phil caught up with Trudie Woods from Friends of St. Mary’s Penketh Warringtion as they has not seen each other from threir days at Priestley College Sixth Form in 1982-84.
SEphton Trudie Woods Friends of st Marys

In its eighth year, the festival saw an action-packed triple header of Armed Forces Rugby League. State of Mind look forward to being invited back again next year