Pre-Order Wolves Home KitWarrington Wolves are offering their fans the unique opportunity of pre-ordering their home kits before they go on general sale on Thursday 24th November from 9.00am in Wolfware in the North Stand of the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The kits will preview online atwww.wolfwareonline.com from Thursday 17th November and pre-orders* can be booked online.This seasonĂs shirt will continue to retail at the same price as last season offering great value for money.
4 Make the England Academy U17sWarrington Wolves are delighted to announce that four of their players have been named in the England Academy U17s. The players are Chris Riley, 17, Ben Harrison, 17, Danny Colquitt, 16 and Michael Cooper, 16.Chris Riley, winger/fullback made his debut for the Wolves first team against Huddersfield Giants (12th August 05) and scored his first try against Widnes in the Wolves historic win of 16-60 at the Halton Stadium. Chris has featured in both Academy Teams for the Wolves last season having started in the Foundation Academy in 2004.Ben Harrison, 17 year old forward who has played consistently for both Academy teams since joining the Wolves Foundation from Barrow Island ARLFC in March 2004. Ben who last season completed his A-level studies a year early took up the opportunity to train with the first team and is just awaiting his debut. He also captained England Schools Under 16Ăs last season.Danny Colquitt, a renowned hard working back rower who signed from Blackbrook in St Helens to the Foundation Academy last season has played for both Academies last season.Michael Cooper, a big strong hard hitting frontrower, who signed from local club Latchford last season to the Foundation Academy and is pushing forward into the Junior and Senior Academies.Junior Academy Coach Dave Elliott commented, "This is a great honour for the lads to gain international recognition for their talents and hardwork in all the academies at the Wolves this season. It is also an achievement for Michael Cooper who is in the age group below Colquitt, Harrison and Riley to achieve recognition so early in his career."The two internationals against the AIS, who are coached by ex-Warrington Coach Brian Johnson will be hosted by Castleford Tigers at the The Jungle on Friday, November 25 (Kick off 7.00pm.) and St Helens at Knowsley Road on Wednesday, November 30 (Kick off 7.00pm).They will also compete against GB U18`s amateur team on Monday 21st November, 7.00pm at Spotland, Rochdale.
Wolves Chairman Receives Highest Honour of WarringtonWarrington Wolves would like to send their public congratulations to their Chairman, Lord Hoyle of Warrington who was appointed an Honorary Freeman of the Borough at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on Friday 11th November 2005.The Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour that a Council can award and Lord Hoyle has received this honour based on his services to the Borough of Warrington.The former MP for Warrington was awarded the freedom of Gibraltar in September 2004 and was selected for this honour after his work to promote the self determination of Gibraltarians.
Cullen Signs in for Wolves FansWarrington Wolves head Coach Paul Cullen will be getting into literary mood on Saturday 19th November and signing copies of a brand new Rugby League book at the Warrington branch of W.H.Smith.Paul will be at the store in Golden Square from 11 am to 12 noon to sign copies of the recently published Rugby League Journal Annual 2006 and all fans will be welcome to get their copies of the book autographed and have a chat with the Wolves coach at the same time.Cullen has written an extensive foreward for the Annual which also includes lots of features of special interest to Warrington fans. The Rugby League Journal Annual 2006 is sure to be very popular with all Rugby League fans in the run up to Christmas, packed with great features and pictures which mix the past with the present in the game, and copies personally signed by Paul Cullen on Saturday will be extra special.Copies of the book are also available in the Wolfware shop.WOLFWARE OPENING TIMES: Monday ű Saturday, 9.00pm ű 5.00pm TELEPHONE: 01925 248888
Wolves Team Up with Puma for SL XIWarrington Wolves are delighted to announce a tie-in with leading sportswear manufacturer Puma via Puma licensee Genesis. Next season Wolves will be playing in Puma branded kit provided by Genesis, who also supply the Great Britain team with their kit and training wear.Wolves and Genesis have been working together for over 4 years. John Howarth, Sales Director for Genesis, comments: "We have a good relationship with Warrington Wolves and are absolutely delighted to be providing high quality Puma branded kit and training wear for players and fans next season. As the official Puma licensee in ball sports we offer a complete package that stems from the highest quality design and manufacture."Dave Hutchinson, Director of Commercial Development, Warrington Wolves, comments: "We have enjoyed a good working relationship with Genesis over the past 4 years, and are delighted with the move to offer Puma branded kit and training wear next season and look forward to the launch later this month."Fans will be able to Pre-order their shirt from Thursday 17th November online. Shirts will be available for purchase and collection from Wolfware on Thursday 24th November.
Another Successful HakaTwo years after a unique and exciting development programme was introduced to schools across Warrington, the clash between England and New Zealand at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday saw another public airing of the results of Warrington's Haka Schools' Programme. Whilst the sight of the Kiwis performing their stunning Haka routine before kick-off sent a shiver down the spines of all those who watched it, there was also displays of local pride from schoolchildren across the area performing their own unique Hakas. "Warrington has been identified as a great community development area for the sport of rugby league," explained Neil Kelly, Warrington Borough Council's Rugby League Development Officer. "The last international at Wilderspool between Warrington Wolves and the New Zealand Residents in October 2003 was used to showcase a very stimulating and divergent development programme - that of the Haka Schools' Programme."The project was developed in conjunction with Bridgwater Arts College and six different primary schools in the area, who were all given a unique task. "They had to create their own school's Haka to perform along with the Warrington Haka which was developed by students from Bridgewater Arts College," remembers Kelly. "Kevin Tamati and Tawera Nikau were on hand to perform the Haka and advise the students of all the participating schools on creating their own." That work provided the basis of this year's Haka Project.Instead of spending half term stuck inside playing computer games or watching television a host of Warrington youngsters got the chance to create their own Hakas and performed them at the Halliwell Jones Stadiumpre-match. "This years programme brought fun to the half-term activities for the children of Warrington," says Kelly. "We staged a Haka workshop at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and in conjunction with the council's Dance Development Officer more than 100 children took part."The day consisted of learning about the culture and traditions of the New Zealand people and most importantly of all, learning about the Haka. "Warrington Wolves' New Zealand based players were on hand to help out and the children got stuck into painting their faces like a New Zealand Maori warrior. "Then they started creating their own Haka while getting to meet the real Kiwis to see what it is all about up close and personal."
Fa'afili Called UpWolves winger and club top try scorer for Super League X, Henry Fa'afili, has been called up for the New Zealand squad to face Karl Harrisons England at the Halliwell Jones stadium this sunday, kick off 2.15pm.Henry is joined by half-back Robbie Paul, prop Joe Vagana and making his Kiwi debut at 31 back rower Willie Poching.Ticket Prices are:North Stand Central seats ű Adults ˙15 and Concessions ˙5North Stand Wing seats ű Adults ˙12 and Concessions ˙5Martin Dawes East Stand (unreserved) seats ű Adults ˙12, Concessions ˙5 and Family Ticket ˙20 (2 adults and 2 concessions)South & West Standing ű Adults ˙10 and Concessions ˙3Tickets are available from the Wolfware shop or by calling the shop on 01925 248880. Tickets can also be pre-ordered online atwww.wolfwareonline.com.
Record Number of Season Ticket SalesWarrington Wolves are delighted to announce that for the 3rd consecutive year at The Halliwell Jones Stadium the club is at record levels for season ticket sales. At present the club has sold an extra 1,000 tickets for the same period last year and with 5,550 sold in total, we are now firmly establish as having one of the largest season ticket fan bases in Super League.Amazingly the Martin Dawes East Stand is almost completely full with season ticket holders as less than 200 seats are now available, up an astounding 93% on the same period last season. Also, the Halliwell Jones North Stand has seen an impressive rise of almost 20% meaning that in total season ticket sales are up a staggering 25%, compared to a rise of just 10% last year.As a result of the remarkable support shown by fans in the last 12 months, the club are delighted to announce an extension to our Earlybird Deadline of 1 week to Monday 7th November 2005. Our fantastic Earlybird discount means you save up to 20% on the standard season ticket price, the equivalent of having 4 free games over the season.It now looks likely that all stands will now Šsell outĂ quickly next season meaning that a season ticket is now the only way to guarantee entry and ensure the best available seats in the stadium. Dave Gittins, Ticketing Manager comments:"To have sold 5,550 season tickets at this stage of the year is phenomenal and certainly puts us in the top two or three clubs in Super League with respect to our fanbase. This tremendous feat is testament to the passion of Warrington supporters and I genuinely believe that we have the greatest supporters in Super League."Wolfware is open Monday-Saturday, 9.00am ű 5.00pm or call 01925 248888 for more information.
Rauhihi Visits WolvesWarrington Wolves latest recruit Paul Rauhihi called into The Halliwell Jones Stadium yesterday on his first visit to Warrington as the New Zealand moved camp to Manchester for the Tri-Nations this week. We caught up with him to find out what he thought of The Halliwell Jones Stadium and the Tri-Nations so far.WHAT ARE YOU FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE HALLIWELL JONES STADIUM?It looks like a good set up.HOW HAS THE TOUR GONE FOR YOU PERSONALLY?All right, so far, but I am starting to realise how long it is and I am starting to miss the family a bit.WHAT HAS BEEN A GREATER ACHIEVEMENT - BEATING THE AUSSIES OR ENGLAND?I would have to say beating the Aussies, as they are our neighbours and it's the equivalent of a local derby here. Also when you compete against these guys week in and week out then it is always pretty satisfying to put a win over on them.HOW DID YOU RATE MARTIN GLEESON ON SATURDAY NIGHT?That's a tough question having played against only once, but I think that he had a solid performance and I am looking forward to playing alongside him.SO WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU NEXT SEASON?You will have to wait and see!WHAT DO YOU THINK THE SCORE ON SUNDAY'S GOING TO BE - ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND?New Zealand is going to win definitely.
Wolves No Smoking Campaign Behind LordĂs PushOn Wednesday 2nd November 2005, Warrington Chairman Lord Hoyle of Warrington will ask the following question in the House of Lords of Her MajestyĂs Government;"What steps they are taking to persuade the owners of sports stadia to make these non-smoking areas."This comes on the back of the Halliwell Jones Stadium, home to Warrington Wolves taking the initiative to be a No Smoking venue from 1st January 2006; in readiness for Engage Super League XI season. This move is part of the clubĂs Award winning Community Programme to improve knowledge of health and wellbeing and also comes after requests from fans to consider the option to improve their enjoyment of the sport in a smoke free environment.The fans of Warrington Wolves started a campaign via the clubĂs website forum to draw attention to the fact that they disliked smoking at the stadium and that it ruined their enjoyment of coming to the stadium. As a result of this campaign the Wolves issued a questionnaire to the fans at the end of TetleyĂs Super League IX asking for their view on The Halliwell Jones Stadium becoming a No Smoking environment. An overwhelming 63% of the 8,294 returned questionnaires wanted to see the stadium become a No Smoking zone.The club is continually striving to improve the matchday enjoyment for the fans and as a result will be introducing a complete ban on smoking in all areas of The Halliwell Jones Stadium for the start of the Super League XI, giving fans therefore a seasonĂs notice on change. The importance of health is at the forefront of the Wolves in 2005 with the opening of the new NHS/PCT Health Centre in the Martin Dawes Stand.After much research into the subject of No Smoking and the effects of passive smoking, the club feels that the health of its fans to be very important, given the effects of passive smoking which includes eye irritation, headache, cough, sore throat, dizziness and nausea. These unpleasant side effects ruin many fans enjoyment when attending a game and with the increasing number of children coming to games the club has decided to act now rather than wait for the results of the governmentĂs White Paper on Public Health to become legislation at the end of 2008.