Squad PhotoThw Wolves met the media today in preparation for the start of the new season, a photocall of the squad in their new Miller sponsored kit and the last team shot to be taken at Wilderspool. A new background wallpaper is now available from the Interactive area of the site.
Powergen Challenge Cup Mascot WinnerThe winner of the internet competition to be mascot for the Powergen Challenge Cup Round 4 Draw against Bradford Bulls is Allan King aged 8 from Great Sankey.His winning entry to why he should be mascot for the Bradford game was, "I would like to be the mascot for this match because I have supported Warrington since we moved to Warrington 4 years ago, and we found out about Rugby League (my mum is from Liverpool, so she only knew about football). I have loads of rugby balls, and would sleep with my signed one, if my dad would let me. I play for Rylands Sharks on the wing and my coach says I will play for St.Helens when I'm older, but I don't want to - I want to play for Warrington. My hero is Lee Briers and I want to be a kicker like him."We would like to thank everyone who entered.There will be opportunities to be mascot for various away games through out the season. The first opportunity is our opening game against Huddersfield Giants at the McAlphine Stadium on Saturday 22nd February, kick off 3.00pm. Huddersfield are offering the following package:
- Child to run out with the team in their colours
- Parents pay normal admission price but stay with the mascot
- Photograph with captain or referee
- Entry to players bar after match
Wolves to Face BroncosHead Coach Paul Cullen has named his squad to face London Broncos in their arranged friendly on Sunday 2nd February 2003 at Wilderspool Stadium, kick off 3.00pm.Nick OwenGraham AppoBrent Grose (Debut - signed from South Sydney Rabbitohs)Ian Sibbit (Debut signed from Melbourne Storm)Ben WestwoodKevin CrouthersDean GaskellLee BriersGary HulseJamie DurbinNick FozzardMark HiltonMike CallanWarren StevensMark GleesonJon ClarkeDarren BurnsMike Wainwright (Debut signed from Salford City Reds)Paul WoodSid DomicPaul NooneMatt SturmPlayers who will not be participating are:Nat Wood who is recovering from a knee injuryLee Penny who has picked up a back injuryJerome Guisset is representing France in the world 7sRob Smyth is representing England in the World 7s
New Alternative ShirtThe Wolves new alternative strip will go on sale in the club shop Wolfware tomorrow from 9am. The design of the new shirt is silver with blue under the sleeve and on the collar. All sponsorsĂs who appear on the Wolves home strip will also appear on their alternative.The new shirt, designed and supplied by KIT@ is made from 100% polyester and is manufactured locally in Cheshire as is the home strip.Mark Hilton commented on the new shirt, "The colour of the shirt is fantastic and will definitely stand out in the crowd. I think it will be a hit with our fans."The alternative shirt will retail at ˙42.00 for adults and ˙32.00 for children.Or do you fancy ˙10 off the Wolves Alternative Shirt?Warrington Wolves are offering fans ˙10 off the new alternative shirt. All you have to do to receive this fantastic offer is to ŠREFER A FRIENDĂ 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 for FREE. Yes 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
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."