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, we have thrown our efforts into raising awareness of the 5 ways to Well-being and connecting our activities to support you. We do this with the help and support of our principal community sponsor One Energy, our Business Patrons, our hard working team and volunteers and of course our fantastic supporters.

We went global!

This month saw our Women’s team get some global news coverage through Fox Sports Australia; our very own Roxy Murdoch, the first captain of our Women’s RL team, was selected to play for The Maori Allstars in the NRL Allstars match. Ex Warrington player Steve ‘blocker’ Roach was in the commentary box and he highlighted the story of our shirt presentation when Roxy came to collect her playing jersey in her wedding dress!

Join the Squad

Through digital technology and the power of social media we have highlighted how our work

can support our community. To celebrate the success of our our ‘Return 2 Play’ project, and

with the start of the new season next month, Super League’s BACK and we will be launching our very own JOIN THE SQUAD! This web-based resource gives everyone the opportunity to be to be part of The Pack.

By joining us, you will not only be supporting your well-being, but will also chance to top the league leader board and win some great prizes. So be MATCH FIT and be ready to sign up and be part of the Squad.”

team warrington wolves foundation
team warrington wolves foundation

Our focus for February 2021 has been how we can support our community based around the initiatives of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

This month has seen the launch of our Warrington Wolves Foundation’s Camera Club under the #takenotice initiative, a weekly competition on social media for our supporters. Just LOOK how good this photo of two swans is from last week’s winner, and how very appropriate for February! #wwfcameraclub

We had a phenomenal response to our Food Friends collections from our Warrington Wolves Girls teams #give isn’t always just about money, it’s often even more rewarding to give your time!

We’ve been hearing from our first team buddies, past and present including Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford and Super Bennie Westwood on how to #keeplearning new things during lockdown.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 Warrington
Rugby League World Cup 2021 Warrington

Letters from Home

The Letters from Home under our #connect initiative was embraced by Principle Community Sponsors One Energy, and by Business Patrons Libertas Wealth Management, Adele Carr Financial Recruitment, Leap and also Watson’s Solicitors.

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack”

Rudyard Kipling

Wez’s Workout

#beactive has seen the phenomenally successful Wez’s Wednesday Workout go from strength to strength. Run by Lee ‘Wez’ Westwood from our team, week one had around 50 people; week two had around 150 and week three had an incredible 200 people all working out together! If you haven’t signed up for it yet, click on the ‘Join the Squad‘ link on the website and prepare to have FUN!

Back to School

We have been delivering high quality coaching this half term across schools in the town to children ranging from Reception to Y6. We have also offered a virtual assembly based around Overcoming Challenges. and asking the children to reflect upon their journey in 2020 and how they have overcome challenges themselves.