Wolves Memory Bank
Warrington Wolves and the Wolves Charitable Foundation are asking fans to dig deep and share their most memorable 'Wires' and Wolves' moments. How far back do you go?
The Wolves' next Super League fixture against Hull FC on Friday 17th May is a sporting memories game and we need to hear about those moments as a supporter that stand out. Maybe it was a trip to Wembley, a trophy winning try or a match winning interception. What was the first game you came to? Who are your heroes from over the years?
The launch of the Wire2Wolves Heritage Timeline has created a great resurgence of interest in the history of the club and has led to people thinking about their own memories. And we'd like to hear them.
The memories game is being run in conjunction with the Sporting Memories Network, who work with sports fans living with dementia. Stories that you share will contribute to the Wolves' Charitable Foundation's Wire2Wolves heritage project and our future work with older supporters. A select few will also feature in next week's True Colours match programme as we take a look back.
We are also asking all supporters to dig out their old Warrington jerseys and memorabilia to grace the terraces once again at this fixture!
There will be activities within the concourses in conjunction with Sporting Memories and local NHS services, where it is well proven that sport can help improve the wellbeing of people through conversation and reminiscence. Heritage postcards and beer mats will be given out to also help you record your memories on game day.
Lee Briers and Tyrone McCarthy have kicked us off by recalling their favourite games quite appropriately for this week they have a Challenge Cup theme.
Briers: "The game that really stands out for me is the 2009 Challenge Cup semi-final when we beat Wigan. That was really the start of our run of successful years. Having missed out five times in previous semi-finals, just to make Wembley was an absolutely massive feeling, the buzz was unbelievable. We played awesome that day, Wigan were outright favourites and we just smashed them. The feeling of finally making it through to Wembley, after thirteen years of trying to get there was just amazing. The whole town just erupted!"
McCarthy: Scoring a try at Wembley - "Leading up to the try, I pretty much followed the ball around and it then popped up to me about a metre out from the try line, so all I had to do was dive over and score. It was one of the greatest feelings I know I'll ever have and a memory I know I will enjoy looking back on when I'm older."
To share your favourite memories follow the link http://rugby.sportingmemories.org/, click add memories and select the Warrington Wolves tabs.
Memories can be from any year and can be as long or as brief as you like. How far back do your Warrington memories go?
Pictured: 1954 Challenge Cup Final Replay at Odsal: Warrington v Halifax
08, May, 2013