Major Makes Wolves DebutThe new Mayor of Warrington, Councillor Pauline Nelson, performs her first official engagement at Wilderspool Stadium this Saturday before the Wolves versus Castleford fixture.She is launching a new community initiative The Philip Williams/Sportsmatch Outreach Programme.Long-term Wolves supporters and corporate partners, Philip Williams Insurance Management, based in Stockton Heath, have made a substantial financial commitment to grass roots Rugby League. This sponsorship has enabled a successful application for Government funding through Sportsmatch and an opportunity for the Wolves to further develop their Award-Winning activities within the Community.The success of the Wolves Primary Link Programme in delivering Rugby League Coaching into the town's primary schools and providing links to the local amateur clubs, has been phenomenal.More children than ever before are currently enjoying the sport and over 700 youngsters are registered with Junior Clubs in Warrington. Particularly encouraging for Wolves fans is the knowledge that this current boom, allied to the excellence of the Club's Development Scheme, has recently contributed to the selection of 12 Wolves Scholarship Players for National Camp a larger number than any other Super League Club.As Wolves Community & Marketing Manager, Sean Mellor, states, "We are delighted to welcome Philip Williams as a community sponsor. This funding will enable us to run the Outreach Programme and extend the successful formula of Primary Link into the outlying areas of the town. The recently formed Junior Rugby League Clubs within these areas Burtonwood Bulldogs, Culcheth Eagles, Bank Quay Bulls and Grappenhall Giants will benefit from the Wolves coaching in their local schools and the formation of clear club-school pathways for continued participation".
20, May, 2003