Wolves Respond to LindsayIn response to Maurice Lindsay's comments in the Rugby Leaguer on Page 5, regarding Mark Hilton's arm injury. Warrington Wolves have released the following statement:"Mark's initial injury happened while on England duty. Warrington Wolves provided specialist treatment, which was followed up until a specialist cleared him.Mark Hilton was fully fit by the time he left Warrington Wolves. No one could anticipate non - union due to keloid, being laid around the fracture site.Mark should verify that he was given the best treatment that Warrington could offer.Mr Lindsay signed Mark Hilton, then he found out there was a problem with his arm. No one could anticipate the problems that Mark has since faced.Warrington Wolves are disappointed by Maurice Lindsay's comments and consider them inappropriate."
Walters the Wolf5 times Grand Final winner Kevin Walters has agreed a two year deal with Warrington Wolves, subject to work permit and contract confirmation.The former Brisbane Broncos Captain joins his old team-mates Allan Langer and Andrew Gee after another of former Brisbane player Kevin Campion decided against a move to the UK and agreed a deal with the New Zealand Warriors. Kevin will fill the final overseas place vacated by Campion.Kevin, who took over the captaincy from Langer, led the Broncos to last seasons Grand Final victory over Sydney City 14-6. He has also represented Queensland in the State of Origin alongside Langer and Gee.The whole Walters family is steeped in Rugby League with Kevin's twin, Kerrod, playing for the Broncos before captaining Gateshead in their inaugural season. Other brothers Steve, Andrew and Brett have also pulled on the Brsibane colours over the last few years with Steve now taking up a coaching role with the club.Walters StatisticsPosition: Half-backAge: 33Height: 170cmWeight: 84kg1st Grade Games: 291Canberra Raiders: 1987-1989Brisbane Broncos: 1990-2000Career Tries: 73Points: 292Finals: 34 (won 21)Grand Finals: 6Premierships: Canberra 1989, Brisbane 1992-93, 1997, Super League 1998, 1999, 2000 State of Origin Matches: 20 (1989-1999)Tri-Series Matches: 3Tests: 11 ( 1991-1998)
Wolves X-Mas rumble with RedsThe Wolves came face-to-face with their Boxing Day opposition, with ex-Warrington players Mike Wainwright and Steve Blakeley likely to lead the Reds charge this Christmas. With some tough games under both clubs belts last season the Reds will eager to rub salt into the wounds after their revenge victory following the thrilling Challenge Cup quarter-final match.The Reds have confirmed that flying winger Martin Offiah will be with the club next season and the prospect of new signing David Kidwell potentially making a debut for the Wolves makes for an interesting match.The Reds have a number of ex-Warrington players on their books and the Wolves are looking to see how the likes of Lee Briers, Tawera Nikau and Toa Kohe-Love have come through their World Cup challenges.The game kicks-off at 3pm with what is hoped to be a festive "cracker" of a game.
Wolves Secure Funding for the 'People's Stadium'Warrington Wolves announced at a press conference today (Friday 8th December 2000) that they have secured a funding of ú5 million for the new 'People's Stadium' in Warrington.Warrington Sports Holdings Ltd, the owners of Warrington Wolves have been given six acres of land worth ú4 million, for the stadium site. The agreement between Tesco, Carlsberg - Tetley and Warrington Sports Holdings was formalised at the beginning of the week.The deal and future of the club as a Super League entity is dependent on backing from the Government for the Warrington Borough Council's approval of the plan for a Tesco Extra store and a 12,000 capacity stadium on the former Tetley walker brewery site on Winwick Road, Warrington.The only obstacle in the club's bid for the new state of the art stadium is planning approval. A decision on the new stadium from Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's office is hoped before Christmas.
News on New StadiumThe Warrington Wolves board will be holding a press conference on their move forward in the future with the announcement of an 'enhanced' new package involving Tesco and Carlsberg-Tetley.A decision is still to be made by the Secretary of State, but the club and its partners are hopeful of a positive outcome.
Christmas Tag FestivalAs part of their award winning Community Programme the Wolves will be having a Christmas Tag Festival on Wednesday 13th December at Birchwood High School.A fun day to be had with 16 teams from schools around the Warrington area participating. All first team players will be taking a small break from their pre-season training schedule to support the event.
Wolves and Rabbit-oh My!The Wolves will be playing host to the South Sydney Rabbitohs next Sunday, kick-off 3pmThe Rabbitohs are currently fighting to gain entrance back into the NRL after the competition was cut down to 14 teams. Helping the South Sydney side raise awareness and also giving some of the up and coming Wolves players to try their hand against their aussie counterparts Coach Darryl Van de Velde is using the game to aid pre-season training. It also gives the chance to see new signing Rob Smyth strut his stuff on the wing and see if he can match or even beat his opening home game try scoring feat.Youngsters on the brink of the first team such as Paul Wood, Mark Gleeson, Steve Kirkbride and Ian Parry will be eager to show the first team coach just what they can do when faced with tough opposition. Other more established first teamers will also be playing with the like of Jamie Stenhouse, Will Cowell, Paul Noone and Chris Campbell already having broken into first team from the Wolves ranks.The Wolves squad likely to be fielded are:Will CowellRob SmythMike PetersSteve MadenJamie StenhouseAndy HulseSteve KirkbrideGary ChambersMark GleesonIan ParryPaul NooneChris CauseyIan KnottChris CampbellAndy BarrPaul Wood John HillThe Rabbitohs team, who will be playing their last game in England at Wilderspool before continuing with their tour, are :Wayne McGrathTere GlassieMichael LyonsCarig CarringtonLindsay MunroBen DeckerBrad Taaffe (capt)Clint CookeJosh AnnesleyRyan MaddernMatthew RookeDamien ParsonsRobert SimmsJustin GaleNathan IslesSteve DriscollDarren TaafeTodd FoleyGreg KennedyColin HanslowJoel GriegAdam Howard
Hunte On LoanWarrington Wolves player Alan Hunte is on loan to Pontypridd Rugby Union Club in South Wales. The former Great Britain centre wants to try his hand at rugby union and Pontypridd have offered him the opportunity to play on the wing.Alan is contracted to Warrington Wolves for another year, but has to consider his future after that year.Darryl, "Hunte is under contract to Warrington for another year. But he has been given an offer by Pontypridd and has to think of his own future."If it doesn't work out for him he will be coming back to Warrington but if it does, it could become a permanent move."
Learndirect at WilderschoolWarrington Wolves are enhancing their commitment to education a step further with Learndirect. Trevor Brooking, Chair of Sport England and former England football legend BBC commentator, will be launching the new programme at the onsite learning centre, Wilderschool on Tuesday 14th November 2000.During his visit Trevor will be getting a taster of the Wolves dynamic Community programme with a Manweb/Sportsmatch Primary Link Tag Festival which was successfully launched by Sue Campbell, Chief Executive for Youth Sports Trust last month. Trevor will be updated on the progress of the Q.N.I. Award Winning "Tackling Health" programme.Learndirect is the government's flagship for the delivery of learning through the Internet. There is a range of courses to cater for all levels of experience - from absolute beginners through to advanced. They cover a wide range of subject areas: Information Technology, Business and Management skills and courses for specific industry sectors such as Retail and Distribution and Multimedia.Warrington Wolves will be one of 1,000 countrywide learning centres where prospective learners can go for guidance and enrolment onto courses. The centre will also provide access to computer facilities and the Internet for students to study their chosen courses.
OAPs to Qualify for ¢ Price ShirtOAPs will qualify for a new Wolves Super League VI shirt at half price, when purchasing their ground or Brian Bevan stand season ticket before the deadline of 1st December 2000.The club was criticised during last yearÆs highly successful season ticket promotion, for offering the free shirt season ticket promotion only to adults paying full price.Marketing Manager Steven Morris commented, "Whilst we canÆt afford to offer a free shirt with the concessionary price season tickets, this yearÆs half price offer proves that we value all of our supporters and that we listen and respond to their comments and criticisms."Students in the Brian Bevan stand will also qualify for the half price shirt offer. Students purchasing a ground season ticket, with the price slashed from ú60 to only ú30, qualify for a 10% shirt discount.