Team hopes for glory

Macclesfield Express - - GROSVENOR CENTRE ROW -

BOSLEY’S tug of war team has set its sights on win­ning the na­tional ti­tle af­ter the dev­as­tat­ing tragedy in the vil­lage last sum­mer.

The Bosley Tug of War Club was founded in 1947 and Wood Treat­ment Ltd started spon­sor­ing the club 10 years later.

Af­ter ex­plo­sions and fire killed four work­ers at the Bosley wood mill in July, team­mates are hop­ing for an his­toric win when the Na­tional Out­door Tug of War Cham­pi­onships comes to Mac­cles­field.

Andy Street, coach, said: “Our club is one of the most well-known teams in tug of war ow­ing to our achieve­ments over many years from the late 1950s.

“We have a young team that is gain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence so hope­fully we will im­prove on our per­for­mances from last year and do well at this year’s na­tional cham­pi­onships.”

The mem­bers have al­ways prac­ticed on an area of grass near the site and con­tinue to do so since the tragedy.

Last year the team won bronze at the 2015 Na­tional Cham­pi­onships and reached the Euro­pean Club Cham­pi­onship quar­ter fi­nals. The team has pre­vi­ously won 50 na­tional out­door cham­pi­onship ti­tles, 11 Euro­pean ti­tles and two World ti­tles.

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