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:
- Beamont Juniors School Norris Street/OĂLeary Street
- Beamont Juniors School Hallfields Road/Withers Avenue
- Bewsey Lodge/St Albans Primary Schools Lodge La/Troutbeck Ave
- Newchurch Primary School - Warrington Road, Culcheth
- Old Hall County Primary School Cromwell Ave/Old Hall Road
- Park Road Primary School Lingley Green Avenue/Park Road
- St LewisĂ Catholic Primary School - Mustard Lane, Croft
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
Coca-Cola (Miller) 7'sThe draw for the Coca-Cola (Miller) 7's took place on Friday 10th January 2003 with 28 Primary Schools taking part this year, as follows:Round 1Woolston C.E v Our Ladys*Beamont v St. Peters*Appleton Thorn v Burtonwood*Great Sankey v Thelwall*St. Ann's v Bradshaw*St. Benedict's v Old Hall*Oakwood v Penketh*Gorse Covert v Stockton Heath*St. Philips v St. Paul's, Burtonwood **St. Andrew's v St. Alban's**Cherry Tree v St. Bridget's**Padgate v Barrow Hall***Will to be played March 9th v Leeds Rhinos weather permitting.** To be played by the end of MarchRound 2Byes to Round 2St. Barnabas v St. Augustine'sLatchford v Brook AcreTo be played March 30th
Programme Fair 2003Are you a collector?Or do you have old programmes you would like to donate?2003 is the 18th year of the Programme Fair. The fair will be held in the Touchdown Club on Saturday 8th March from 10am-1pm. All proceeds will be in aid of the Warrington Service Area Management Board Junior Representative teams and U11s.Last yearĂs fair raised ˙180.We would be grateful for your help again this year in any, or all, of the following ways:
- Donations of surplus programmes that we can re-sell to boost funds (clubs, SupportersĂ Clubs and individuals)
- Hiring a table (˙5) to sell your stock of progammes (SupportersĂ Clubs, Dealers and individuals).
- Publicising the event in your magazine, newspaper, club programme, or on your notice board.
- Coming along to support the event.
Warrington Wolves Call to Local Businesses: WE NEED YOU!Did you know that it will take in excess of 100,000 bricks, 500 tons of steel and 500 cubic metres of concrete before you can see the Wolves in action in 2004?Warrington Wolves are inviting local businesses to become involved in the building and fitting out of their new stadium. If any local businesses would like to tender for work at the old Tetley Walker site on Winwick Road then they are asked to contact the club who will then forward their details to BARR Construction the stadium contractors.Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe commented, "From the very early days of the new stadium process, we have continually stated our desire to ensure that the business community of Warrington and surrounding areas have the opportunity to promote themselves as a potential sub-contractor/product supplier for this unique development. The Club therefore urges all businesses to register their interest NOW! As the more local product supply the better for the Warrington Borough/Business economy."The opportunities that are available include the following:
Floodlights PA & FA Security Brickwork Cubicles Seats Pitch Joinery Ceilings Partitions Turnstiles Fire Protection and Insulation Surfacing Tiling Painting Carpets and Vinyl Glazing Metal Doors Syphonic Signage Cleaning Lifts CCTV Electrical Plumbing Kitchens Conference FacilitiesAny companies wishing to put in a bid please contact the Warrington Wolves Chief ExecutiveĂs PA Sue Matthews on 01925 635338.
- Concrete Floors
Wolves On the Hunt for HeatWarrington Wolves head off on their warm winter training at Club La Santa in Lanzarote on Thursday 23rd January for a week. The players will return ahead of their final friendly pre-season clash, this time with London Broncos on Sunday 2nd February 2003. The players attending are:Nick OwenKevin CrouthersBrent GroseIan SibbitGraham AppoLee BriersGary HulseNick FozzardJon ClarkeWarren StevensDarren BurnsMike WainwrightSid DomicBen WestwoodPaul NoonePaul WoodMike CallanJamie DurbinMark GleesonThe players that will not be participating in the pre-season warm winter training are:Rob Smyth who will be with the England 7s team in AustraliaJerome Guisset who will be with the France 7s team in AustraliaMark Hilton will be sitting his exams for his BSC in MathematicsLee Penny personal (partner is expecting their third child during the trip)Nat Wood is recovering from minor surgery on his kneeDale Laughton long term injury to backDean Busby long term injury to footMatt Sturm recurrence of a minor groin injury
Open Day CancelledThe Wolves have cancelled their Open Day scheduled for the Sunday 19th January at Wilderspool Stadium. The Day has been cancelled due to the effects of the recent bad weather on the pitch.Any one that has purchased tickets can get a refund from Wolfware on 01925 235005.The itinerary for the Day, i.e. the announcement of squad numbers, introduction of U18s and U21's will now take place on Sunday 2nd February during the Wolves final friendly fixture v London Broncos before Tetley's Super League Viii kicks off on Saturday 22nd February against Huddersfield Giants at McAlphine Stadium, Huddersfield.
Friendly CancelledWarrington Wolves have decided to call off their friendly with Leigh Centurions on Sunday 12th January after a pitch inspection on Saturday at 3.00pm. Warrington's Head Coach, Paul Cullen and Leigh Centurions Head Coach Paul Terzis made the unanimous decision that the pitch was too hard and the safety of the players was questioned.This is the second time that this friendly has been cancelled due to the weather frost on the pitch, it was originally due to take place on Sunday 5th January, but the pitch was deemed unsuitable for play due to frost.Head Coach Paul Cullen commented, "It is disappointing that we have had to cancel this friendly for the second time due to bad weather conditions, but we must consider the safety of the players."All those who have purchased tickets will be refunded at Wolfware club shop call 01925 235005 for more details.