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 connected with the most vulnerable. We could not do this without your support and these newsletters will now be a regular monthly feature to celebrate and keep you up to date with our successes.
The numbers speak for themselves
The 4 weeks prior to lockdown 2 had provided us with an opportunity to make a positive impact on some 789 players, 187 volunteers in a coaching or team manager capacity across all teams along with 14 referees to return to rugby league in a COVID secure way. We would not have been able to do this without the fabulous game changers, community club volunteers, photographers and our own young coaches who supported us. Thank you to each and everyone of you.
The Warrington Wolves Foundation’s “Wolves4all” project, supported by Children in Need funding, has been successful in receiving continuation funding until 2023. The project is a programme of activities for young people with disabilities and/or additional needs within Warrington and worked with around 500 young people last year.
Craig Thomason, Disability Development Manager says:
“The support from Children in Need, allows us to deliver a wide range of engaging activities for our groups. The project works to reduce isolation and loneliness and promote healthy wellbeing both physically and mentally as well as improving the young people’s self-esteem through various regular sessions in school and the community, from sports teams to dance classes, arts groups to holiday camps and youth clubs.
One parent commented:
“Before Wolves4All, Jack had nowhere to safely socialise with his peers. Now he is not only having much needed social time, but he is making huge progress in all areas and we are so thankful to all at the Wolves for all their hard work and support”
Rugby League World Cup 2021
The public ticket ballot is now open to celebrate the one year countdown to the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Warrington will be hosting three fixtures at RLWC2021, starting off with New Zealand vs Lebanon on Sunday 24 November 2021.
If you did miss it, where have you been?! #RLWC2021
Lockdown2 meant that our Wolf PACK classes could not continue for the time being so we immediately jumped back into our Virtual Wolf PACK sessions today (especially with The Body Coach having weekends off) to keep the kids active and having fun.
With it being a bit wet and a bit cold outside we came up with fun activities to run inside safely! These sessions are open to any child 2 to 6 years of age. If you would like to join us next Sunday please email us and we will send you details of how to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
MoveMENt is a collaboration between 4 local organisations in Warrington (Warrington Wolves Foundation, Directions for Men, LiveWire & Time to Change Warrington). As a result of funding from the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Prevention Partnership, the initiative will aim to address the issue of men’s mental health by providing a menu of activities that meet the varying needs & preferences of individuals who are struggling to cope with the daily demands of life. Designed & co-created by men, the programme aims to tackle the stigma of mental health th
Speaking about the launch of MoveMENt, Sport & Lifestyles Manager James Howes said: “MoveMENt takes an innovative approach to tackling male suicide in Warrington. By bring together a range of different agencies, it will utilise the lived experiences of men to create a programme of varied & vibrant activities that encourage people to open up about the challenges they are facing in their lives whilst taking part in something they enjoy. We need to talk about the elephant in the room; the sad fact is that too many people are taking their own lives and the number is increasing. It’s the biggest killer of men under 45 & we are losing one man every 2 hours. We have to encourage people to seek help & MoveMENt aims to reach into the lives of men to help empower them to reach out when times get tough.
King Keith turned 60!
Last but by no means least for this month, King Keith turned 60!
Happy Birthday from us all!