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 programme, which is designed to help 16-24 year olds into the world of work, both Abigail and Isaac will support the inclusive outreach programme in schools and the local community.
Abigail has been involved with the Foundation for a number of years as a volunteer Game Changer and has used her experiences with the Young Trustees to broaden her horizons before returning to us in a full-time capacity.
“I joined the Young Trustees in the summer of 2013 and haven’t looked back since. I’ve had many memorable experiences with the Foundation, including attending national sports events, holiday activity camps and by far and away the most memorable, an overseas trip to Kenya with the Memusi Foundation. I chose to work with people with additional needs as I love the variety it brings every day, and the joy and achievements that our activities create for so many.
I’m looking forward to working within such a caring environment as well as the fun and challenges that it’s going to bring!”
Abigail’s role with us will include liaising with parents, guardians and carers to make sure that the experiences of youngsters with disabilities and/or impairments are of the highest possible quality meaning her past experience will stand her in excellent stead to continue to make a difference in our community.
Many of you may already know Isaac Williams from his work with the PDRL team but he is already a familiar face at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. As a Young Trustee, he became a regular volunteer at holiday activity camps and is now a mentor to young people of all ages as well as supporting match day activities as self-confessed Head of Flags. Behind the scenes, Isaac’s passion for the Warrington Wolves shines through and as such fits perfectly into his new role where he will be creating new sporting opportunities as part of the Total Sport portfolio and we’re all really excited to be part of his journey moving forward.
“I first joined the Young Trustees in 2016 after 2 years as a ball boy for the Warrington Wolves and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve had many unbelievable experiences whilst being involved with the Foundation such as volunteering in Kenya and helping out with our amazing inclusion projects. Joining the charity was a dream of mine ever since I started volunteering and I can’t wait to get going and helping our wonderful participants become more active, more often”
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Deputy Foundation Director James Howes said of the two appointments:
‘’The ethos of the Foundation is to create a healthier and more resilient community by enhancing people’s life chances. Having watched at close quarters the personal development of Abigail and Isaac, I am immensely proud that they have decided to join us at an exciting time for community sport in Warrington, especially in the lead up to a global event such as the Rugby League World Cup. Working alongside the national sports charity Street Games, they will be provided with a comprehensive package of specialist training and support that will help them deliver high quality projects and programmes that engage, enthuse and inspire some of the most vulnerable groups within our communities to become more active. Abigail and Isaac are a shining example of the talent and drive of the young people of Warrington and we are looking forward to seeing how their careers develop.’