Ticket DetailsThe Wolves take on Bradford Bulls on Saturday 8th February 2003, kick off 3.00pm at Wilderspool Stadium. This game will be televised on BBC.Tickets will go on sale this Saturday 1st February in Wolfware. Tickets will be priced as follows:Brian Bevan Stand - ˙17.00 Adult, ˙8.00 ConcessionGround - ˙12.00 Adult, ˙6.00 ConcessionThis is not an all ticket fixture, but the club is advising fans to buy their tickets in advance to ensure entry on the day.
Newman take Rugby Pro-Active NinesThe Wolves new Secondary School competition the Pro-Active Nines for Year Sevens reached the final stages last Wednesday at Victoria Park.The Warrington Wolves Community Team launched ŠPro-ActiveĂ to continue the work of the Try Hard Programme which has established 14,000 coaching contacts in all the local High Schools. Special Projects Officer Brian ŠBadgeĂ Chambers enthused, "The competition which featured eleven out of twelve High Schools demonstrated the excellent skill level of our local school boy players. It was also notable for the participation and excellent performances of Lymm and Bridgwater High Schools. Many new players have been introduced to Rugby League by our work in the Secondary Schools and it is hoped to extend the Pro-Active format to female teams and other age groups in the near future."After very competitive semiűfinals between Cardinal Newman and St. GregoryĂs and William Beamont and Bridgwater. Newman and Beamont contested the final. In a pulsating match Cardinal Newman High eventually ran out winners by 3 tries to 2.Frank Hawley, veteran Super League linesman and Newman Year 7 Head was full of praise for Pro Active, "It is a great idea. All the games were great spectacles. WeĂre pleased with the way we performed, but from the clubs point of view IĂve seen lots of highly promising kids and its now up to the Wolves to nurture and keep them."
Prop Idols Go Public in WarringtonLondon Bronco's 'Prop Idols' role into town this weekend. Last week, London named three young players who will compete against Warrington Wolves in this Sunday's fixture.The three winners are: James Hersey, 20, who plays for Leicester Tigers Under 21 side; 25 year old Bristol publisher Michael Lowis; and Sam Wilson, 21, a New Zealand student who has played League extensively.The trio has made it through hundreds of applicants to win the contest, and one of them will land a contract with the Broncos after their trial period.All three will be on display on Sunday. This will be an opportunity to prove themselves at professional level. The scheme has seen the Broncos receive nation-wide media coverage.London Coach Tony Rea commented, "I think the 'Prop Idol' concept has been received so well, not just by the public, but the press as well, because of what it brings to the game as a whole, particularly London. Of the three winners we have two young men who have never played our game before. That's fantastic. It can only help our game in the south."For your chance to see the lads in action come down to Wilderspool Stadium on Sunday 2nd February at 3:00pm.
Bulls in the CupThe Wolves have bagged a home tie against Bradford Bulls in the 4th Round of the Powergen Challenge Cup. The game, which is likely to be televised, will be the fourth meeting in five years for the two clubs with the Bulls taking the honours in each game. The last time the Wolves were victorious against a Bradford side in the Cup was in the 1990 quarter-final at Odsal, Warrington going on to meet Wigan in the final.Paul Cullen, currently in Lanzarote on a warm-weather training camp commented on the draw, "It's a great draw for the club. Training has gone very well, everything is very positive and it'll be a good test for us and hopefully we will see a full house at Wilderspool."The facilities are really good here, which have enabled us to put the final touches to the off-season training. We are ready."The Wolves record against Bradford in the Challenge Cup:
Wolfpack AGMWolfpack A.G.M:We want you to be part of the Last Season at WilderspoolThe Wolves Wolfpack (Junior Season Ticket Holders) are having their A.G.M on Tuesday 18th February, 7.30pm in the Touchdown Club and are encouraging Wolfpack members to come along and get involved with the Wolfpack Committee.The present Committee is looking for help in organising events throughout the year i.e. Discos, Treasure Hunts and possible Day Trips. If you would like more for your Season Ticket than watching the Wolves, then come along on Tuesday 18th February and voice your opinion.
Wolfie ArrestedWolves mascot, Wolfie is set to be arrested by the Community Action Team as part of Cancer Research UK's Jail and Bail event to be held at The Village Hotel tomorrow, Friday 24th January.Wolfie will be arrested on the charge of 'showing his arse in a public place'. Warrington Wolves are appealing to the fans to help raise his bail money by donating monies to Cancer Research UK. It is expected that he will be arrested at Wilderspool Stadium at 10.30am and taken to The Village Hotel and held there until 12.30pm.Any fan wishing to help set Wolfie free should head to The Village Hotel between 10.30am and 12.30pm with their donations.Community and Marketing Manager, Sean Mellor commented, "The Wolves are disappointed with Wolfie's arrest and even though we can not condone this type of behaviour, we would encourage our fans to help raise money for his bail."This is a novel way of raising money for charity and the club back Cancer Research UK's Jail and Bail."
Busby and Laughton LeaveWarrington Wolves have today released both Dean Busby and Dale Laughton by mutual agreement.Dean joined the Wolves from Hull in SLIV and has completed 41(+38) games for the club. Dale joined the Wolves from Huddersfield Giants and played 17(+1) games last season in the front row.
Lollipops Are a Hit for WolfieThe Wolves are getting behind Warrington Borough CouncilĂs plea for Lollipop Ladies and Men in the Warrington area, by sending Wolfie out to insure that the children cross the road safely to and from school. Wolfie was out and about at Bewsey Lodge Primary School helping the children, while promoting the need for School Crossing Patrol Attendants in the area.Bewsey Lodge Primary School has been without a School Crossing Patrol Attendant since February 2002, despite continual advertising we have been unable to find a suitable candidate for the Post.Community and Marketing Manager, Sean Mellor commented, "Child safety is a priority at all times and Warrington Wolves are helping to highlight the importance of recruiting School Crossing Patrol Attendants in the area by sending Wolfie out to help the pupils of Bewsey Lodge get to and from school. Fortunately, Wolfie has got some spare time at the moment and we would encourage people who also have some time and are willing to help to get in touch with Warrington Borough Council School Crossing Patrol. Wolfie would love to help with school crossing on a permanent basis but he has got a very busy schedule ahead of him with the season starting."The Council is looking for School Crossing PatrolĂs in the following areas:
Playing For Success Children AwardedThe Playing for Success Centre will be awarding the autumn term students with a Certificate of Achievement on Friday 24th January 2003 at the Touchdown Club, 7.30pm start. Warrington Wolves players Mark Hilton and Matt Sturm will award 140 children their certificates. The Centre is sponsored by Cheshire Building Society, IKEA and the Local Education Authority, which provides a stimulating learning environment, which is far removed from a classroom, sponsor the Playing For Success Centre.The Warrington Wolves Study Support Centre, is part of the Government's white paper proposals to provide "educational excellence" in schools. It is part of the Playing for Success initiative, where Premier League, Nationwide League Division 1 Football Clubs and other professional sport clubs use their influence and facilities to improve young peoples interest and motivation to learning. Using, in our case, rugby league as the route to improving various social skills and understanding.What is playing for Success?Playing for Success is an established study support centre based in Warrington Wolves, Wilderspool Stadium. Funding is based on a three-way partnership between the Government (DfES and LEA), Warrington Wolves and business sponsors Cheshire Building Society and IKEA.What does the Centre do and how does it operate?The Centre focuses on improving literacy, numeracy and ICT skills amongst 10 to 14 year old pupils from Warrington, building their confidence and self-esteem using the environment and medium of sport to help motivate them. Two experienced teachers supported by tutor-mentors and two first team players, Mike Wainwright and Gary Hulse run the Centre.Which children benefit?The children for this presentation evening are from St Thomas Boteler, Woolston, Birchwood and Great Sankey areas of Warrington. Each child attends for 2 hours over a 10-week period.For more information contact Chris Hickey, Centre Manager on 01925 231520
Fancy ˙10 off the Wolves Alternative Shirt?YES!Read On Warrington Wolves are offering fans ˙10 off the new alternative shirt due to be launched week beginning 2nd February. All you have to do to receive this fantastic offer is to "REFER A FRIEND" to purchase a full price season ticket.ThereĂs no better way for you to save money on the Wolves New SLVIII Away top than to take advantage of this scheme.When you refer a friend who buys a full price adult season ticket we will give you a ˙10 voucher off the new alternative shirt. If you refer five friends at full price, we will give you the alternative shirt forfont size="+1">FREE. Yesfont size="+1">FREE!A full price GROUND ADULT season ticket is ˙144.00 and the BRIAN BEVAN STAND season ticket is ˙204.00For more information contact Wolfware 01925 235005