- Free virtual training sessions are continuing to be delivered by the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation.
- Warrior Wednesday is set to start on Wednesday 24th February.
- Hour-long online session aimed at boys and girls aged 5-16 years.
Following the success of the Winter Warrior virtual programme and the high uptake of participants involved in the half-term virtual rugby camps, Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are delighted to confirm they will continue to deliver online rugby sessions in the coming weeks.
Newly named programme Warrior Wednesday is set to start on Wednesday 24th February with the Foundation delivering free open access rugby-related training sessions to boys and girls aged 5-16 years.
The virtual sessions will be delivered by Foundation staff and volunteers on a weekly basis every Wednesday evening between 5pm and 6pm.
Warrior Wednesday will run until at least Wednesday 10th March, with hope to provide more sessions after that.
The new programme follows on from the fantastic response of involvement during the Winter Warrior virtual programme and the virtual half-term rugby camps. Over 500 children booked on and joined the two Winter Warrior virtual training sessions, while over 300 children are involved in the half-term rugby camps, which take place today (Wednesday 17th February). Learn more here.
With no cost to sign up, the only barrier to entry is the reliability of your Wifi, so why not take the chance and join on today? Whether you’re in Wigan or Whitehaven, Whelley or Warsaw, the sessions are open to all. Simply click here to enroll.
Each participant will receive a confirmation email, a Zoom link code and a list of required equipment for the session. We do advise you book before 4pm each Wednesday at the latest to allow for attendee confirmation.
Head of Community, Martin McLoughlin, said: “Our virtual Winter Warrior and half-term camp programmes have allowed us to continually engage with our younger fans, in which are really difficult times at the moment. The Warrior Wednesday programme is an addition to our delivery to the local community, giving us an extra opportunity to spread some more fun.
“As a team we are receiving some great feedback and it is brilliant to see so many of the children and their parents enjoying the sessions.”
Community development officer, Danny Fullerton, added: “The virtual sessions give any aspiring rugby player an opportunity to train with the Warriors. The session content is fun and challenging for all the participants to develop their rugby skills.
“All participants get an exciting opportunity to train with the Wigan Warriors performance and community staff that will enhance the player’s own preparation to return to train and compete within the amateur game in the future, or just help them to master some key skills for the sport.”
For more information or queries, please contact Danny Fullerton via email at [email protected]