A WORKINGTON Town supporters’ group is ready to delve into the archives to raise funds for the club to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Travellers Rest Supporters’ Club is set to share highlights from two iconic matches from Workington Town’s history to boost club coffers and also aid the charity Rugby League Cares.

Spokesman Tony Boyd said any money raised would be crucial to help the club, whose league season was ended by the lockdown.

He said: “Chris Thorman has put together a young squad with a lot of promise and we want to make sure that squad can fulfil its promise next season by helping them get through this year.

“Support for Town has been tremendous during these difficult times imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, when it has not been possible to undertake normal fundraising activities which necessitate direct physical interaction with others.”

The TRSC has chosen two initial matches to show, which reflect on some of the glory days of Workington Town.

Extended highlights of the historic 1952 Challenge Cup final – when full-back and captain-coach Gus Risman became the oldest player to appear in a cup final at the age of 41 and lifted the cup when Town beat Featherstone Rovers 18-10 at Wembley – will be combined with a specially-produced tribute to the Workington Town 1977 Lancashire Cup final success against Wigan.

The films will be available to view on Saturday/Sunday, August 8 and 9.

To view you need to make a minimum £2 donation when booking via this link.

“Hopefully this will be just the starter, because if it proves to be a success, we have the opportunity to follow-up with other films of interest having proven the process,” added Boyd.