Eagles swoop to say big ‘thank you’ to Sheffield dancers

Sheffield Knights rugby players visited the Stepping Out Dance Class at The Limes Community Centre in Lime Street, Beighton, on Sunday (10 Feb 2013). Our picture shows Connor Scott (left) and Sam Williamson with some of the dancers and club mascot Freddie the Eagle.
Sheffield Knights rugby players visited the Stepping Out Dance Class at The Limes Community Centre in Lime Street, Beighton, on Sunday (10 Feb 2013). Our picture shows Connor Scott (left) and Sam Williamson with some of the dancers and club mascot Freddie the Eagle.
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THE Eagles have landed in Beighton – much to the delight of a group of young fans.

Members of Stepping Out, based at the Limes Centre on Lime Street, are massive fans of the Rugby League team.

And, to show their appreciation for the support, Eagles players, coaching staff and team mascot Freddie the Eagle paid a flying visit to the dance class.

The youngsters provide entertainment at Eagles home matches when they dance on the pitch before kick-off and at half-time.

They’re busy preparing for their next appearance at Bramall Lane on Friday, March 1, when the Eagles take on the York City Knights.

And the girls were thrilled when the team visited to see how they are getting on.

Dance teacher and Stepping Out proprietor Michelle Farrar said: “We have been dancing at Eagles games for the past few seasons now and this season we have really stepped things up.

“The girls love to dance and they really enjoy watching the games.

“I have to admit that when we first started the rules of Rugby League were a bit of a mystery to us.

“But now we are all big fans – we even sponsor halfback Pat Walker. We had a great time when the players visited.

“Nothing was too much trouble. They spent ages posing for pictures and signing autographs and the girls absolutely loved meeting them.”

Stepping Out was established more than 10 years ago, starting with only a handful of children on a Saturday afternoon.

The school grew in size, strength and confidence and now boasts more than 250 pupils, with ages ranging from three years old to adults.

* For more information call Michelle on 07977 388617.