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World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

On World Mental Health Day 2021, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hoover Foundation which will see the return of the award-winning Offload to the Halliwell Jones Stadium   Using the personal lived experiences of professional athletes, coaches...

From Young Trustees to Employees!

From Young Trustees to Employees!

The Warrington Wolves have a history of developing local talent, and we're delighted to announce the appointment of Abigail Titchard and Isaac Williams as Community Activators to the Foundation staff team. Following funding sourced from the Government’s Kickstart...

Warrington Wolves Foundation secure new wellbeing signing

Warrington Wolves Foundation secure new wellbeing signing

The Fretus Group   Following Mental Health Awareness Week, the Warrington Wolves Foundation is pleased to announce that local business Fretus has agreed to become the charity’s first official wellbeing partner.   Celebrating their first anniversary in...

Offload April 2021

Offload April 2021

Some interesting facts.......   17.9 million working days are lost every year due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety   51% of all work related ill health was due to stress, depression or anxiety   78% of employees admit the pandemic has...

Join the Squad

Join the Squad

For sports organisations across the country, Coronavirus guidelines have had a significant effect. Many organisations have had to provide delivery online, unexpectedly accelerating a digital transformation of the sector. TACKLING THE 5 WAYS TO WELL-BEING Delivering...

New PDRL Head Coach and Team Manager!

New PDRL Head Coach and Team Manager!

After a recent recruitment drive, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Matty Barber as our new Head Coach and Dan Phillips as our Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) Team Manager.   The men were introduced to the team on a zoom call over the...

The Official Newsletter February 2021

The Official Newsletter February 2021

Welcome from Neil Kelly, Foundation Director "February has provided us with optimism, the vaccine given us hope and our Team have been reaching out with the 5 ways to TRY and cope with the pandemic. Recognising everyone’s well-being has been affected by the pandemic,...

Saying goodbye to our Disability Manager, Craig Thomason

Saying goodbye to our Disability Manager, Craig Thomason

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our Disability Manager Craig Thomason. Craig has been instrumental in developing our disability offer from working in schools to setting up the Wolf Club and the current offer of football and rugby league teams. This has...

The Official Newsletter December 2020

The Official Newsletter December 2020

Happy Christmas, a message from our Chair of Trustees Christmas has arrived and brought hope with it! A vaccination to support us to hopefully return to what we used to call ‘normal’ My first year as Chair has certainly been a challenge, but we have still very much...

Can you spare £2 to help us?

Can you spare £2 to help us?

We’ve just gone past 6,000 people who like our Facebook page, WOW that’s AMAZING!! We hope it is ok to tell you a little bit of background information about us? Did you know we are the Official Charity of the Warrington Wolves and our home is the Halliwell Jones...

The Official Newsletter November 2020

The Official Newsletter November 2020

It will be a year most of us will want to forget, life will always throw us challenges and we are here to support our community to overcome them. Our team are very resilient and have overcome barriers, they’ve worked out new ways of delivering activities and keeping...

First ever physical disability rugby league world cup

First ever physical disability rugby league world cup

Details confirmed for first ever physical disability rugby league world cup to be played during RLWC2021 First ever Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup will take place during RLWC2021 between five competing nations: England, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand...

Phil’s #offload story on World Mental Health Day

Phil’s #offload story on World Mental Health Day

Phil has been attending Offload at the Warrington Wolves Foundation since its inception in 2017.  Having played Rugby League in the local community for a number of years & being a fan of the Warrington Wolves, he was keen to go behind the scenes of the...

Strategy 2020

Strategy 2020

In a time when we all want to leave 2020 behind, the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation are launching their strategy to support positive change in our communities. The Foundation’s newly appointed Chair Peter Astley MBE and Warrington Wolves Rugby Club Chair...

Warrington’s RLWC2021 Fixtures Confirmed

Warrington’s RLWC2021 Fixtures Confirmed

Some positive news for Warrington – our three fixtures have been confirmed for next year’s World Cup and I think it’s fair to say we have some exciting games to look forward too! Next year, the Halliwell Jones Stadium will play host to: New Zealand vs Lebanon - Sunday...

Derek’s Volunteer Story

Derek’s Volunteer Story

I was fortunate to be selected to become a Game Changer at the original influx of Game Changers. As I had recently  retired I had some spare time on my hands, I read that the Foundation was looking for volunteers (Game Changers)  with a number of specific roles,...

Phil’s Volunteer Story

Phil’s Volunteer Story

Remembering the sad and lonely state I was in, feeling isolated after the loss of my lovely wife, Carol, in April 2016. I was in a very difficult state of mind and health. My life was changed from being happy, friendly and a sociable guy to one who didn't want to...

Sophie’s Story

Sophie’s Story

Competitively I started playing sports at age 6, playing football for my local team Eagle Sports and the rest is history. I wanted to do everything as a kid, football, golf, rugby, netball, hockey, and running, anything I could compete in really. My Dad put 99% of his...

Mike and Rowan’s Story

Mike and Rowan’s Story

Simply put the Foundation has given me a purpose. Since my accident my world as I knew it totally changed and this was emotionally crippling. I felt as though at the age of 38 my life was over, I could no longer drive, I couldn’t return to the job I had held for 14...

Angie’s Volunteer Story

Angie’s Volunteer Story

My background is teaching. I taught for 40 years, 29 of which were at Beamont (William Beamont) High School. I decided to retire in August 2019 and have a change of life!! Throughout my time at Beamont I was a member of the Leadership team as well as teaching ICT. I...

Amelia’s Volunteer Story

Amelia’s Volunteer Story

I have been with the Foundation as a Young Trustee for 7 years and have had so many amazing opportunities. I've been to Kenya to help take Rugby League to a new community, a trip we had to help plan and fundraise for ourselves. From being a Young Trustee I also got...

Cath & Bethany’s Story

Cath & Bethany’s Story

Bethany was born prematurely in 2009. At just nine months old she wasdiagnosed with Kabuki Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. She also suffers from associated learning difficulties, hearing loss, developmental delay, hypotonia, speech delay and sensory needs. When...

Issac’s Volunteer Story

Issac’s Volunteer Story

I spent 2 years as a ball boy at Warrington Wolves and as this came to an end I still wanted to be involved with the club so I emailed Neil and he told me all about the Young Trustees and what they do and I joined from there. Since joining I've been on a life-changing...

Graeme’s Volunteer Story

Graeme’s Volunteer Story

I became a volunteer with Warrington Wolves Foundation in 2011. Around September of that year, I was at a very low ebb, I was unemployed and had a few interviews but was always overlooked for the jobs. I then saw a volunteer opportunity for the club, who at the time...

Watsons Solicitors Will Week

Watsons Solicitors Will Week

Warrington-based Watsons Solicitors is once again hoping to convert its support for a charitable cause into valuable funds as part of its annual Will Week event. Will Week, which runs between November 11-15, allows people to receive a free will in return for a...

Offload at Christmas

Offload at Christmas

For many of us Christmas brings opportunities to socialise, spend time with loved ones, reconnect and refocus on whats important to us. As the darker nights draw to a close, we start to contemplate how we will fill our time, maybe making a commitment to doing...

Curious Minds

Curious Minds

Trying to dance with oddly shaped balls.... Delivering a cultural programme within a sports organisation does come with its challenges but it's also ensured that I have become an expert advocate for arts and culture! Questions are raised as to "why does a sport...

Offload Project

Offload Project

For many of us the summer months bring opportunities to socialise, spend time with loved ones, reconnect with the world and refocus on whats important to us. As the lighter nights draw to a close, we start to contemplate how we will fill our time, maybe making a...