Wolves Host International PeaceThis weekend's macth at Wilderspool will be host to two groups of teenagers from two countries torn by conflict. The teenagers are from Northern and Southern Ireland and the Czech Republic.The conflict resolution group are visiting Warrington as part of their peace programme. The group are made up of Catholic and Protestant teenagers who are hoping to work together for a peaceful situation in Northern Ireland.Rugby League has no roots in either community and offers a unique opportunity to bring the children from both sides together, in doing so they can find they have more in common than they ever believed possible. The group was set up as part of a cross community forum that looks at the way forward for children of Belfast to break down the inherited conflict in Northern Ireland.The Warrington Wolves aim to give each teenager in the group chance to experience a game that crosses many barriers. Warrington Wolves recognises children in the community who overcome daily physical, mental, emotional and social challenges to survive and would bring the game into their lives.The Lincoln Financial Group Rugby League World Cup 2000 kicks off the Irish part of the competition on October 28th at Windsor Park, Belfast. This will be the first time that a major International Rugby League match has taken place in Northern Ireland.A 30-strong group of teenagers, aged 17-20 from the Czech Republic who are all members of a school choir are another group of international guests of the Wolves. The teenagers are staying at the Peace Centre and will be attending the match on Sunday. The choir will be singing before the game as part of the pre-match entertainment which is centred around the World Cup.
16, Sep, 2000