Players Aim for Club CoachFirst team players will be aiming for their Club Coach Award this week. As part of the club's community development scheme, all first team squad members will become involved in the schools coaching programme next season.The Club Coach course will be held Monday 2nd October - Wednesday 4th October 2000 condensed into three days and will run from 10am - 3pm at Beamont Training Facility.Players who are not at present in their World Cup camps or who are not participating in the World Cup, like Allan Langer, Andrew Gee, Toa Kohl Love and Tawera Nikau will all be put through their paces by Brian Chambers, Special Projects Officer. Brian said, "Primary Link is expanding and we need more coaches to deliver sessions to the children of Warrington. What better than to tap into the talent of the team, other clubs have done it and it has been a success. Warrington Wolves have the best community development programme by far and this only adds to it."The players last season made in excess of 900 appearances in the community, by coaching the children they are increasing their commitment to Warrington youth. Community Development is all about getting out into the community and increasing people's awareness of Rugby League.
Wolves face RabbitohsSouth Sydney Rabbitohs will be playing the Wollves in an off season friendly on the 26th November, Kick off 3pm. The Rabbitohs will be touring England at the end of the November and will play four games during their visit.Rabbitohs vs.Oldham Sunday 19th NovemberLeigh Tuesday 21st NovemberKeighley Thursday 23rd NovemberWarrington Sunday 26th NovemberThe Rabbitohs are at present coached by Darryl Neville, a ten year veteran of the NRL.Ticket Prices:Adults Stand: £12Concessions Stand £5Adults Ground £9Concessions Ground £3<www.souths.com.au
Russia Comes to CulchethThe first Try Harder assembly will take place on Wednesday morning, 9-11 am at Culcheth High School. This is the first time a secondary school has included a whole year group in a teaching/coaching event.214 Year Seven pupils will be learning about Russia, the country they were elected to represent at the launch of Try Hard, in conjunction with the World Cup at the last match of the season V. Salford City Reds.The Try Hard initiative intends to promote the World Cup and bring awareness to the school children of other countries that play Rugby League. Russia played in the Emerging Nations World Cup in 1995 and earned promotion to the Lincoln Financial World Cup 2000 where they will compete in Group One against Australia, England and Fiji.
Lottery Hand to Local ClubsNow in its fifth great year the Warrington Wolves Lucky Seven Weekly draw is going from strength to strength. With the help of our members during this period the lottery has raised over ú4000,000 have been paid out. Warrington Wolves are leading the way in Community based project with emphasis on families and children.Warrington Wolves are aiming to help all local sports clubs to raise funds for their club with a cash back scheme on the Club Lottery. Each clubs who joins the scheme will pay just 50p for each ú1 they receive to Warrington Wolves. The remaining 50p will be profit for their club.Additional benefits that the club are offering are equipment including bags, shields, balls, clothing etc. customised with the "Wolf" logo, will be available at a special rates to local amateur clubs who participate in this special scheme.Warrington Wolves are committed to motivating young people, raising standards in literacy and numeracy, providing unique learning opportunities for young people, arranging school visits and coaching sessions and developing a strong Academy team.By supporting the Lucky Seven Weekly draw the clubs will be helping in financing of these projects while at the same time having a bit of fun in trying to win a cash prize. It is guaranteed no lose system for the amateur clubs who become involved in the scheme, as the club makes money on the number of tickets that it sells. For example 100 weekly paying members could raise ú2,600 per year for their club.The prizes on offer are: ú1000 1st prizeú500 2nd prizeú250 3rd prizeú125 4th prizeplus a minimum of 40 ú10 consolation prizes, paid out EVERY WEEK!
Wolfie launches new learning bookWarrington Wolves mascot, Wolfie, has teamed up with Manweb's super hero 'Electro - Jet' to launch a new learning book for school children. The book called "Wolfie's Work Out Book", contains numerous cross curricular activities and exercises and is packed full of quizzes, art sections, story spots, player interviews, competitions and word searches.The work book will be the dynamic starting point for learning through the project 'Wilderschool', which is where schools visit the "Wolf Den Classroom" at Wilderspool. Wilderschool, which is now part ofPrimary Link, has been running for five years and is a vehicle that the Wolves use to deliver elements of Key Stage 1 & 2 of the National Curriculum.At their visit, youngsters and teachers enjoy a full day at the stadium which involves project work, structured lessons, exploring the stadium, practical work on the pitch, a coaching session and meeting the Wolves players. Now part of Wilderschool, each pupil will recieve Wolfie's WorkOut Book to keep.Wilderschool, in addition to all of the Wolves' other community projects, has been enhanced by the clubs' new community partner Manweb. Through this partnership, Wolfie has teamed up with Electro-Jet.Stewart Saunders, Manweb's Managing Director says "Electro-Jet will give valuable advice and safety tips throughout the book on how to stay safe at home and at play. Manweb is very pleased to be sponsoring the Wolves community development programme, which will benefit so many youngsters in Warrington and the surrounding areas."Adam Jude, Community Development Manager for the Wolves says "It is important to the club to promote safety issues and one way of achieving this aim is through Wolfie's new partnership with Electro - Jet and Wilderschool."He adds, "Warrington Wolves have written the book so that the children can get the most from thier Wilderschool visit. The club is sure the book will prove a massive hit with the children and schools in warrington and the surrounding areas due to the cult status of Wolfie and the content of the book."The work book will be used for follow up activities back at school or for the children to take home to complete in their own time.
Danny HonouredDanny Farrar has finished Super League V and his career with the honour of Super League top tackelr with 902 in 27 games this season. Danny finished 3 tackles ahead of Malcolm Alker of Salford City Reds and 12 ahead of Steel Retchless of London Broncos. On average Danny completed 35 tackles a game.Darryl Van De Velde paid tribute to the hooker, "This very fitting to Danny, he put his all into every game and the stats show this, I am very proud of him."
Wolves Help Launch Proof of AgeThe Wolves have helped launch a proof of age card to combat confusion over the ages of young people. Warrington Borough Council launched the scheme with the help of Wolves' players Tawera Nikau and Alan Hunte, at Sir Thomas Boteler High School. Altogether, 12 Warrington High Schools will take on board the scheme, as well as Warrington Collegiate and Priestley College.It is hoped the card, which is endorsed by Central Government, will play a vital role in ensuring that age restricted products are only sold to those who are legally entitled to buy them. It is also hoped that it will help stop under age cigarette sales, as well as help those who may look younger than they are to prove their age.The success of VALIDATE UK depends upon a partnership approach and the commitment of Trading Standards, retailers, schools, health promotion specialists, communty safety officers, police, sponsors and young people. VALIDATE UK is a community thing! Warrington Wolves are 100% behind the scheme."The Club is keen to support community issues like this. We want to be involved in helping young people develop an active interest in healthy pursuits rather than be caught up drinking or smoking at an early age."Further details on VALIDATE cards are available on 01925 442140 or on VALIDATE UK's websitewww.validateuk.co.uk
Super Leaguve V ends on a High for Wolves!Sunday saw Wolves end the season with a win against Salford City Reds and a 6,969 crowd. Wolves have now had record crowds against 10 of the 11 Super League clubs. Wolves have broke thier previous Super League record three time during the season with a record attendance of 9,086 against St. Helens.The average gate this season has been 6,887 up 34% on 1999. Warrington have beaten their previous best of 5,210 in 1997.Allan Langer commented "The crowds have been amazing in my first full season, they have been very vocal, really getting behind the team. The support base at the club is one of the best."In all matches played this season the average gate has been recorded at 6,745 which is the best 1972/3 when the gate was an average of 7,200. 101,181 watched all the matches including the Cup match v York.
Cull moves onWarrington Wolves can confirm that Paul Cullen has left the club to fulfil his ambition to coach his own football club. Paul has been with the club for twenty years in the capacity of player and assistant coach, he will be sorely missed by the players and staff.Darryl Van De Velde, Director of Football paid tribute to Paul Cullen, "Paul has been a great servant to the club, loyal and dedicated, he has done a superb job, now he needs to coach his own team, this will provide a challenge and a good opportunity for him."Warrington Wolves wish Paul all the best in his future endeavours.
Young WolvesThe Club Lottery at Warrington Wolves has helped nine youth players achieve thier dream of playing first team. Jamie Stenhouse, Mark Gleeson, David Highton, Chris Campbell, Paul Noone, Ian Sibbit, Will Cowell, Paul Wood and David Alstead. Alstead joined the elite of the first team against Wigan and Wood against Wakefield where they debuted as substitutes.The Lucky Seven has funded the lads as they progressed through the ranks at the club. All have had successful spells with the Alliance, which caught Darryl Van de Velde's eye this season earning them a run out with the team.Jamie Stenhouse made an impressive debut against London Broncos with two tries in the first twenty minutes. He added to his tally with a try yesterday against Salford City reds. Ian Sibbit has scored six tries this season with the first team before sustaining a broken arm putting him out for the rest of the seaon.Youth are an important part of Warrington club on and off the field, many of the Academy/Alliance players are involved in the Community Development programmes orangised by the Development team. The nine lottery palyers help Brian Chambers, Special Needs Project Officer every week with the numerous schemes. For example the successful Gee Force camps which have run throughout the summer vacation and the Numeracy and Literacy schools have been attended by the Academy and thw first team players sharing their skills and knowledge with the youngsters.Supporting the youth and community is at the forefront of the the tireless work of the Warrington Wolves Coaching and Community Development staff.