Wolves Millennium VolunteersIvan Lewis, MP the Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Young People and Learning, has commended seven Warrington Wolves Community Development Coaches for completing a 100 hours as a Millennium Volunteer with Sports Network North West. The following coaches have worked with in the clubĂs PRIMARY LINK programme (coaching rugby league in the townĂs primary schools): Emma Jones, Sarah Tones, Matty Bryers, Steven Pickersgill, Michael Johnson, Richard Hough and Jonathan Knight.The Millennium Volunteers Sports Network North West is a project to support young people volunteering in Sport. It is a regional initiative financed and supported by the Department for Educational and Employment, Sport England and other partners to develop sport volunteering in North West England. It has been described as an exciting project, which brings together local authorities and Governing Bodies of sport in the region, together with a range of sporting, disability, and training and young peopleĂs organisations in a partnership under the banner Millennium Volunteers Sports Network North West.The project has given the volunteers an opportunity to meet new people, have fun and at the same time receive training and qualifications. It also provides opportunities to help at events; train to be a coach; referee, participate as a sports administrator; develop sporting IT skills; get involved in research, planning, sports leadership or event organisation.Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe awarded all seven coaches their certificates, "Warrington Wolves continues its commitment to the Community and we are very pleased that Ivan Lewis MP, has commended 7 of the ClubĂs Community Development Coaches. These young Coaches have taken the enjoyment of Rugby League into the Primary Schools giving great fun to all of the children that participated."
28, Nov, 2002