Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project

The Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project aims to collect, record and share the history of the Sheffield Eagles Rugby Football League Club. It is a two and a half year project running from 2022 to 2024, led by the Eagles Foundation and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Since the Club played their first game on 2nd September 1984 there have been many highs and lows, with plenty of stories to be told about the Club, many of them never collected or shared before. This project is a chance to look back to where the Club has come from but also look forward to the future at a time of change and new opportunities for the Club. There are several elements to the project:

• Researching the archives of the Club, Sheffield Archives and at the Rugby Football League

• Digitising key documents, memorabilia and items from the Club’s past to be catalogued and built into an online database, making them searchable and more widely accessible

• Collecting the stories of staff, players and supporters from throughout the life of the Club, recording and filming their stories through audio and video recordings

• Training and supporting volunteers to take part in the project

• Sharing the stories through a website, pop-up exhibitions, learning packs, publications, films, podcasts, events and public talks

• Working with the local community within the immediate area around the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and the wider city to involve them in the activities

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This collection entry was last updated on 19/10/2023. Information incorrect or out-of-date?