14 Jan 2019 in News
SHE'S been a big part of Saddleworth Rangers match days for nearly 20 years but head chef and chief barmaid Julie Greenwood has decided to hang up her apron.
She’s made a huge contribution to our club over the years, putting in many hours behind the scenes as well as serving some of her signature dishes to the open age and the juniors every Sunday.
Julie has decided it’s time to step back and spend more time with her family, including her mum who she’s carer for, husband Keith and her young grand-daughter.
She says it’s the juniors she’ll miss the most: “I’ve always enjoyed seeing the kids with their little faces on.
"They always come running up and give me a hug and it’s so touching to know they thought so much of me.”
Retiring from Rangers also means it will be easier for her to travel to watch sons James and Joe when they’re playing in Super league with Hull KR and Wigan.
She added: “I’ve seen the players grow up since James and Joe were under eights right through and some of them are now married and back here with their own kids.
"I will really miss it, especially the little ones and these tots now.”
Club treasurer Karen Thompson paid tribute to Julie‘s sterling effort feeding the players.
She said: “Julie and I have been together at this club for many years now and she’s made a massive contribution to looking after our players from babies right up through to open age.
"She’ll be hugely missed but we hope we will still see her as much as possible down at the club.”