St Helens Town vs AFC Liverpool Ticket Information

For St Helens Fans

St Helens Town have announced ticket details for the friendly against AFC Liverpool, taking place on the 16 July.
Tickets are £5 for adults, and £3 for under 16s.
This friendly match is the first ever competitive AFC Liverpool fixture.
Given the 1000 capacity at the Edge Green Street stadium, this match will be all ticket.
St Helens Town v AFC Liverpool, Wednesday 16 July 2008, 7.45pm kick off, at Ashton Town FC, Edge Green Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

This game will be all ticket with an initial capacity of 1000.
Adult £5, U16s £3 Tickets will be available, in the first instance, by postal request from: John McKiernan, Chairman, St. Helens Town AFC, 35 Roysten Gardens, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1RJ Postal requests should detail the numbers of Adult and/or U16s tickets required and should include a cheque/postal order payable to “St. Helens Town AFC” and include a stamped self addressed envelope.

For AFC Liverpool Fans

Here are the ticket details for AFC Liverpool v St Helens, and coach details for AFC Liverpool v St Helens and AFC Liverpool v Nelson.
Please note that the St Helens match is the first ever competitive AFC Liverpool fixture.
Given our fanbase, and given the 1000 capacity at the Edge Green Street stadium, this match will be ALL TICKET.
It will be played at the home of Ashton Town FC, Edge Green Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield
Tickets will be available on general sale from Wednesday 18th June 2008 until further notice at:
News From Nowhere Radical Bookstore96 Bold StreetLiverpool L1 4HY
Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, and £3 for under 16s.
You will also be able to purchase a seat on the coach for £5 per seat.
Alternatively, on Saturday 28th June, from 1pm until 4pm ONLY, you will also be able to purchase tickets from
The Casa29 Hope StreetLiverpool L1 9BQ
You will also be able to purchase a seat on the coach for £5 per seat.

For more information go to the AFC Liverpool website

St Helens College Displays Gormley's "Field"

Gormley FieldA spectacular sculpture installation featuring terracotta figures created by the artist Antony Gormley, is being exhibited in its Merseyside birthplace.

Field for the British Isles is one of Antony Gormley's best-loved works of art featuring 40,000 clay figures.

The figures were handmade by 100 volunteers aged seven to 70 in St Helens using local clay.

Winner of the 1994 Turner Prize, Antony Gormley is renowned for his distinctive representations of the human form.

It will now be shown in a specially constructed installation in St Helens College until 23 August.

Gormley has described Field as "25 tons of clay energised by fire, sensitised by touch and made conscious by being given eyes ... a field of gazes which looks at the observer making him or her its subject".
Gormley Place
Anthony Gormley's installation Another Place is also on Crosby Beach in Merseyside.

There are 100 cast iron figures looking out to sea on Crosby beach
In 1995 Field was purchased by the Arts Council Collection with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation and the National Art Collections Fund.

Local councillor Richard Ferry said: "Field has special significance for St Helens having been crafted here 15 years ago by local people, so it is fantastic news that we have succeeded in bringing it back home at last.

Since its acquisition Field has been seen by nearly 400,000 visitors around England and Wales.

"The fact that this internationally renowned artwork will be on display over the peak summer months of the year that neighbouring Liverpool is European Capital of Culture means that the exhibition will attract even greater numbers of visitors from the UK and abroad to the town centre than normal."

St Helens Golf Scheme Singled Out As Being Best In The Country

A joint golfing project between St.Helens Council and Eccleston Park Golf Club, which is introducing the sport to more young people, has been singled out as the best in the country at a major annual awards ceremony.

The Golf Foundation Presidents Awards held at the world famous Wentworth Golf and Country Club, Surrey reward inspirational junior organisers, volunteers, schoolteachers and PGA professionals.

The Laddie Lucas Award for the best local initiative went to the St Helens Golf Project. It was formed after the School Sport Partnership embraced golf within schools and developed strong links with Eccleston Park Golf Club. As a result of this, the club professional, Bryan Joelson-Mulhall has delivered golf sessions in 12 local primary schools and two secondary schools and promoted a Tri-Golf festival during assemblies.

The golf club also closed two holes to enable a family fun day to take place and by welcoming youngsters, the committee has helped to create a 600% increase in the number of junior members. A piece of land has been earmarked for a junior-only practice area and three new driving bays have been introduced specifically for the school groups. In addition, 10 retired members and 10 pupils from a local high school piloted the new Junior Golf Leaders Award and have gone on to give over 750 hours of their time as volunteers.

Rob Vaughan, the Council’s Partnership Development Manager said: "This is a great achievement for ourselves and Eccleston Park Golf Club as it recognises the club and the Sports Partnership as the best in the country for 2007. If you take into account there are 450 school sport partnerships in England alone as well as thousands of golf clubs, this is something to be really proud of."

While the biggest names in golf warmed up for this year’s BMW PGA Championship out on the course, in Wentworth’s tented village another group of hard-working and talented individuals were gaining recognition for their achievements in helping the Golf Foundation to bring more youngsters into golf.

A packed crowd of VIP guests heard eight remarkable stories of commitment to junior golf in 2007 as Golf Foundation President Ken Schofield CBE presented the awards.
Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: "Golf has so much to offer young people, from making friends to giving them skills for life. Working with the national golf partnerships, we are striving to introduce the sport to as many youngsters as possible from all backgrounds and abilities.

"To make this happen, the Golf Foundation relies heavily on the teachers, club volunteers, PGA professionals and development officers all working together to run innovative and exciting junior programmes. Their enthusiasm and dedication is fantastic and we were celebrating some of the best examples of their work at Wentworth".

How Will St Helens Lad Dale Howard Fare on Big Brother 9

Dale Howard is a super confident 21-year-old from St Helens. A part-time DJ , Dale is desperate to be rich and famous and have girls screaming his name.

He rates himself 10/10 for looks and believes his peers are often jealous of him. Dale is described by his friends and family as friendly, funny but mostly arrogant, big-headed and over confident.
Dale is currently studying to be a PE teacher, although deep down he dreams of being a pro- footballer. In his youth he had trials with Manchester United and Wigan Athletic but didn't get through, which he now regrets.

He likes to keep his body in good shape by daily visits to the gym and playing football for his university.

Dale's first love is now music and loves to DJ in his spare time. He says that DJ'ing is the second thing in the world that makes him happy – after money of course! A party animal, Dale loves to go clubbing at the weekend in Liverpool with his mates.

Dale loves "fit" girls and has a thing about women with funny noses. His dream celebrity dates would be Mischa Barton and Abbey Clancey. To Dale winning Big Brother means everything "f*** taking part, no one remembers the losers".

He says he should be on the show because of his good looks and that he gets on with everyone, especially the girls.

He says he is mentally and physically strong and ready to take on any challenge Big Brother throws at him.
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Big-Name Bands to Headline St Helens Festival

The St.Helens Festival, the biggest free event in the Borough's social calendar, is back in Sherdley Park on 5th and 6th July.

Traditionally one of the most popular attractions, the Music Pavilion has once again headline bands and show stopping entertainment throughout the two days. Acts include The Lancashire Hotpots, Mark Wilson, The Murmurs of Tension and Giant Root Attack. And, offering an international flavour, there will be performances by bands from St.Helens twin town of Stuttgart.

This year’s Streetwaves final will also take place on Sunday. Streetwaves is a Liverpool Culture Company project that brings together young people from across Merseyside to perform locally made music and is open to bands and solo performers aged between 14 and 25. So come along and give them your support!

This year’s line-up has been programmed with help from The Citadel, Music Net and St.Helens Musician Collective.

For further details about the wide variety of attractions at this year’s Festival visit