Rd19 18 Man SquadHead Coach Paul Cullen has named his 18 to face Widnes Vikings in Round 19 on Sunday.1. Brent Grose2. Henry FaĂafili3. Martin Gleeson4. Toa Kohe Love5. Dean Gaskell6. Lee Briers7. Nathan Wood8. Chris Leikvoll9. Jon Clarke10. Mark Hilton11. Logan Swann13. Paul Noone14. Mark Gleeson15. Ben Westwood16. Paul Wood17. Danny Lima18. Graham Appo22. Steve Pickersgill
Rd19 Tickets: Sold OutWolfware have sold out of their allocation of 3,710 tickets. Tickets are still available from Widnes - call 0151 4952250Due to the expected full house all fans are advised to enter the ground as early as possible. The gates open at 1.30pm.
Three Sign UpDanny Lima, Chris Leikvoll and Toa Kohe-Love have all pledged their future to the club for Super League XI signing one year contract extensions.Coach Paul Culen commented, "All three players have earned the right to have their contracts extended. We are a better team when we have them fit and confident. Their experience and ambition to succeed with this club are vital to our progression, as we continue to re build during our transition from a bottom three club to a top three club."Hard running forward Danny Lima added, "I didn't consider going anywhere else and I was just happy for the Club and as an individual on the way things have turned out.""It played on my mind for a few days when the offer came to me, my agent was a little hesitant, but I knew where I wanted to be and that was playing for Warrington Wolves. I call Warrington home now and my girlfriend is a Warrington girl."Centre Toa Kohe-Love, who started his Super League career with the Wolves before moving to Hull then Bradford is also pleased with the deal, "I wouldn't have considered another Super League Club; if I wasn't playing Super League then I might have considered a Division One Club. But I didn't want to play for another Super League Club.""It has given me security and a peace of mind knowing what I will be doing next season. I am very happy about staying with the Wolves."
Cullens CommentPaul Cullen discusses the extra week the Wolves have over other clubs involved in the Challenge Cup and the new signings and contract extensions.CONGRATULATIONS ON MAINTAINING 3RD IN THE TABLE FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, IS THE PRESSURE ON?The pressure is on the teams in the bottom three not the top three.HOW IMPORTANT HAS THE WEEK OFF BEEN?We would have much preferred to be in the Cup but we have taken this opportunity to rest the legs that have carried us through the last 6 consecutive wins since the previous round!HAVE THE LADS TRAINED WELL THIS WEEK AFTER THE BREAK?The first two days have been sharp, short and intense. We will ensure that we do not leave too much on the training field in these current conditions.WIDNES THIS WEEKEND; DO YOU EXPECT A BOUNCE BACK AFTER THEIR SHOCK DEFEAT IN THE CHALLENGE CUP AT THE HANDS OF TOULOUSE?How they respond is their business, we will simply concentrate on our preparation and focus on what we want to achieve from this game.IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK ON THE SIGNING FRONT, TALK US THROUGH WHY YOU HAVE RE-SIGNED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS AND SIGNED UP THE NEWBIE:CHRIS LEIKVOLL, DANNY LIMA AND TOA KOHE LOVE:All three players have earned the right to have their contracts extended. We are a better team when we have them fit and confident. Their experience and ambition to succeed with this club are vital to our progression, as we continue to re build during our transition from a bottom three club to a top three club.MICHAEL SULLIVAN:At 25, his athletic ability, his availability, his versatility are assets that we can plan around to enhance our position in the Super League and the Challenge Cup.YOU HAVE A STRICT POLICY OF NOT DIVULGING DETAILS OF SIGNINGS BEFORE THE PAPER WORK IS COMPLETE. HAS IT BEEN HARD WHEN STORIES HAVE MADE IT TO THE PAPER BEFORE TIME?I can't control other clubs, players, agents, message boards and members of the media. I can only control how we operate and I am satisfied that we do not mis-lead our supporters with any cheap hype or false promises.
Shark to Wolf!Warrington Wolves can confirm that they have signed Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Sullivan, 25 on a two year with one year option for the Super League XI campaign.Micheal a talented halfback switched his game to hooker to enable him to play first grade in the NRL on his arrival at Cronulla having signed from Northern Eagles at the end of the 2000 season, because he knew that he would never have an opportunity to play halfback in first grade with Brett Kimmorley in front of him. Sullivan made a name for himself in 2003 and 2004 playing under Stuart Raper and has proved to be a regular in the Sharks side making 14 appearances this season to date scoring two tries. He has a career total of 56 appearances (55 of those with Cronulla) scoring 12 tries. Michael started his junior career at Wingham Tigers, NSW before signing for the Northern Eagles in 2000 and making his debut in Round 26 of that year against the New Zealand Warriors.Sullivan has been described as an excellent impact hooker and has become the Sharks game breaker with his incisive runs and quick thinking providing spark when required.Head Coach Paul Cullen commented, "MichaelĂs talent, pace and ambition were the key elements in our recruitment process. At only 25 his availability, coupled with his versatility are significant bonuses."
WolfPack eventsQ & A with the WolvesTuesday 26th July 2005, kick off 7.30-9.00pm in the Platinum Lounge, at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.MC for the evening Graham Lovett and a selection of Wolves players will take the panel for your questions.This evening is exclusively for WOLPACK members only, each member must be accompanied by an adult (tickets will only be sold on production of your season ticket).Bar facility for refreshments available.Tickets are available from WOLFWARE priced ˙1.00 (Each ticket doubles up as a raffle ticket with the chance to win a signed ball).WolfPack TagWednesday 27th July 2005 at Victoria Park, Warrington10.00am ű 12noonPRICE: ˙3.00 (includes Wolves Bam Bams and a certificate)Refreshments IncludedThis tag event is exclusively for WOLPACK members only, please book your place through the COMMUNITY TEAM on 01925 248894 or email the following details firstname.lastname@example.orgNAME:AGE:ADDRESS:SEASON TICKET BOOK NUMBER:CONTACT NUMBER:NAME OF PARENT TO BE CONTACTED:Please bring monies with you on the day and pay at registration.
18 Stone of CharitySt Helens fan and top comedian Johnny Vegas is to headline a 'one night only' fundraiser for XIII Heroes, the supporter led rugby league charity. Johnny has generously agreed to devote his time and energy into performing and also arranging support acts for the one off theatregig in late September.Commenting on Vegas' willingness to become involved Chris Hawkins, a trustee and director of XIII Heroes, said "It was great of Johnny to agree without any hesitation to help, and it was his idea to have a theatre gig. We are currently in the process of arranging a venue and should be able to release a date and ticket prices fairly soon. Simply log on towww.xiiiheroes.com and register with us to make sure you don't miss out."Chris isn't going to wait until September to try and raise a large amount of money. He's off on a 1,050 mile 6 day sponsored ride next Monday 4th July. Raising ˙20,000 and reaching Perpignan in time to watch the Rhinos vs Broncos engage Super League game on 9th July is the target for his marathon feat. Chris has secured backing from many rugby league clubs and corporate sponsors. Fans can help the charity reach it's target and win some fabulous prizes by simply buying a ˙1.00 ticket via the charity websitewww.xiiiheroes.com.
Cycle Train to WidnesInspired by Neil Kelly's cycle ride across China, Wolves fans are invited to participate in another thrilling adventure - by cycling to Widnes!So why not travel in style, cycle yourself fitter and join Warrington Wolves in our commitment to green travel. The cycle train to The Halton Stadium will take place on the 3rd July for round 19 of Super League.The route is approximately 9 miles and it is expected to take around 45 minutes to an hour.The more the merrier, so if you would like to join us arrive at The Halliwell Jones/Tesco carpark by 12.45pm. The train will be leaving The Halliwell Jones Stadium at 1pm, calling at The Sloop, Sankey Bridges, at 1.15pm and The Red Lion, Penketh, at 1.30pm before continuing on to The Halton Stadium.Widnes officials have kindly found a secure parking space for our array of cycles and Brian Chamber's impressive chopper.Protective headgear is recommended but is not compulsory, but Brian will certainly be sporting his highly polished purple helmet.So come join us!Tickets for this match must be purchased in advance from Wolfware on 248888.
Health Services at WolvesA Unique state-of-the-art health centre has opened at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club.The ˙1.3million facility, which houses a wide range of community health services, is the first ever to be located in a rugby stadium.The close association between sport and health offers those people who might otherwise not access healthcare a new style of service.More than 90 staff from Warrington Primary Care Trust (PCT) are based at Health Services at Wolves, providing a range of services including cardiac and stroke rehabilitation, falls prevention for older people and a stop smoking service.It has also brought together therapy services - physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and podiatry (foot health) - which were previously held in town centre GP practices and clinics. This means that patients can now access these services all day Monday to Friday for the first time. Previously some patients had very little choice over appointment times because some sites which delivered the services had only a few sessions a week.The centre was officially opened by Wolves chairman Lord Hoyle of Warrington on Wednesday (22 June).Warrington PCT chief executive Allison Cooke said: "This is an incredibly important development for patients in the town centre as it has given them greater access to services as well as a greater choice of appointment times. The facility also provides the base for many specialist services which everyone in Warrington can access."This is just the first stage of our vision for improving healthcare in Warrington for the 21st century." The centre opens amid growing public support for a greater priority to be placed on health prevention, healthier lifestyles and on services to help people to be as independent as possible.A number of PCTs across the country are looking to develop health facilities in sporting stadia, which are often sited in deprived areas where people find it difficult to access health services.Andy Gatcliffe, Warrington Wolves chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have Health Services at Wolves based here at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, as we recognise and appreciate the PCT's financial investment in providing modern health service facilities for the benefit of the borough-wide community."For information about Warrington Primary Care Trust seewww.warrington-pct.nhs.uk
Men's Health Awareness WeekMen's Health Awareness Week13th - 19th June 2005Pioneered by the Men's Health Forum, the first Men's Health Awareness Week took place in 2002 and is now an international event.When it comes to their health, men are notoriously bad at seeking help. Sometimes it's out of the belief that the problem will just go away but sometimes it's due to embarrassment or fear. The reality is that caught early many problems can be treated.So the main aim of Men's Health Awareness Week is to raise awareness of men's health issues and encourage and enable men to seek help. So Warrington Wolves, in order to highlight some of these issues, have displays and leaflets around the stadium highlighting just a few health problems that are of important to men.Please look out for the information bulletin boards around The Halliwell Jones Stadium concourses on Sunday.Take Notice, Take Heed, Take Action!/strong>