Wolves Launch Junior Wolfpack
Warrington Wolves have launched a new Junior Wolfpack initiative for select players within the U16 squad.
The club has reaped the benefits of the Senior Wolfpack since its conception back in 2009 providing fringe players with the opportunity to train with the first grade squad.
The Wolves' youth development team have now extended this initiative down to U16 level to enhance the development of the very best junior players as well as prepare those players for the intensity of the newly devised U19 Academy competition.
The Junior Wolfpack launches with five Warrington juniors progressing into the new training squad.
The players selected are: Danny Norman (Birchwood Community High School, Latchford Albion), Brad Stanway (William Beamont Community High School, Rylands Sharks), Charlie Phythian (Cardinal Newman High School, Latchford Albion), Harvey Livett (Cardinal Newman High School, Rylands Sharks) and Jack Fox (Cardinal Newman, Latchford Albion).
The selected junior players will benefit from additional training with experts in their field with skills to be led by U19 High Performance and Community Coach Danny Fullerton and athletic development sessions being run by Jake Batsford, U16 Academy and Swinton Lions Head Strength and Conditioner.
Coaches Danny Fullerton and Lee Westwood will also work closely with the players on their position specific needs that will include video analysis of the players as well as input and video of the Wolves' first team players.
Ben Lazenby, Player Performance Manager, said: "The players involved demonstrate the real success and hard work going on in the Warrington community game and schools. All five are Warrington lads and have progressed through the community game, the Warrington and Cheshire Service Area pathways and onto the Wolves U16 Academy.
"They have great attitudes and real ability and potential to progress through the Warrington ranks and I know that the coaches are excited about working with them. At Warrington Wolves our culture is very important to us and we ask and expect each individual involved, including staff, to demonstrate a high standard of personal qualities and focus in what they do both in and away from the Warrington Wolves club. The Junior Wolfpack players will be expected to set an example and apply and demonstrate our key values in everything that they do."
02, Dec, 2012