Warriors Unite

  • Community Foundation set to deliver a six-day health and wellbeing weekly online programme for the whole community.
  • Warriors Unite will launch on Monday with Wigan first team, Academy and Women players set to be involved in the sessions.
  • Sign-up to any of the free sessions here.

Throughout the current UK lockdown, Wigan Warriors Community Foundation have created a new style of delivery, offering virtual alternatives to its usual programmes and keeping members of the community connected. 

Following on from the success of the schools and rugby development programmes, the Community Foundation are now set to go live with a comprehensive weekly timetable of free online activities for the whole community.

On Monday 1st March, ‘Warriors Unite’ will launch with a six-day health and wellbeing programme schedule in place – comprising of 13 different activities to support mind, body, and spirit.

With the current closure of gyms and leisure facilities having an impact on people’s physical and mental health, the Foundation aim to reach out to children and adults and provide support to stay active, have fun and feel part of the community.

All sessions as part of the weekly programme will be delivered digitally by Foundation staff, via Zoom or social media – all absolutely free!

The programme is being supported by the Warriors first team squad, Academy players and the Women’s team, so keep your eyes on social media to see which players are taking part in each activity each week. 

The first team players involved this week include Liam Marshall, Jai Field, Dom Manfredi, Zak Hardaker, Brad Singleton, Willie Isa, Tony Clubb, Umyla Hanley, Sam Halsall and Oliver Partington. 

Community health and wellbeing manager, Claire Taylor, said: “Following the success of our virtual yoga programmes and rugby sessions, we decided to pull together a full timetable of virtual activities to engage with all ages of the community. 

“Our Foundation staff have come together to offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme which we have named ‘Warriors Unite’ – signifying a programme that brings together physical, mental and emotional health. 

“We are united as a club to deliver this programme and unite with our community and I can’t wait for it to start.”

See below the details for the full programme of sessions:

Monday 9am: Move It! with Liam Marshall and Jai Field

Monday motivation wake up and shake up session aimed at young people to help get them moving and prepared for the week ahead. Basic physical activities and movements to improve fitness, mobility, and endurance.

Monday 2pm: Primary school Rugby League with Foundation staff

KS1 and 2 Rugby League skill-based delivery. 

Monday 4:30pm Team Talk with Dom Manfredi and Zak Hardaker

Men’s mental health and fitness support session. There is no agenda, simply log-in and chat. For men aged 18+.

Tuesday 10am: Yoga for carers with Warriors Women

A free yoga and wellbeing programme for female carers. Funding from Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to support females who look after those in need in the local area. Includes beginner yoga sessions, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness exercises.

Tuesday 11am: Yoga for schools with Warriors Women

A yoga and mindfulness programme for children. They will learn how to better manage their bodies, their energy, and their emotions. 

Tuesday 2pm: Rugby Memories with Brad Singleton and Willie Isa (from 3pm)

Catch up with friends and share your favourite memories of Wigan Warriors. This two-hour dementia-friendly session will include a variety of games, quizzes, and fun activities.

Wednesday 10am: Meditation with Tony Clubb and Umyla Hanley

Abeginner’s guide to meditation; take time out to relax and be still. The benefits of a regular meditation practice are widely recognised. It can help you to reduce stress, manage your emotions, boost concentration, improve your sleep and much more.

Wednesday 1pm: Warrior Wiggles with Foundation staff

This will offer an out-of-school SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disability) physical activity session to help promote movement literacy, balance and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Sessions will be based around animal movements and all participants (parents, carers) will be in informed of what to expect prior to the sessions.

Wednesday 5pm: Warrior Wednesday with Academy players

Wigan Warriors free open access virtual rugby sessions for ages 5-16 years boys and girls; fun and interactive session aimed at developing rugby skills. 

Thursday: PE with Foundation staff

  • 9.15am: KS1 PE
  • 11am: KS2 PE

Thursday 4pm: Warriors FUNdamentals with Foundation staff

Virtual rugby sessions for boys and girls, ages 5-16 years. Fun interactive session aimed at developing rugby skills with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation coaches.

Friday 2pm: Let’s Flow with Warriors Women

Take some time out to get your weekend off to a great start; join us for an easy-to-follow yoga flow and guided relaxation. Suitable for all fitness levels except complete beginners.

Friday 6pm: Family Fun Night with Sam Halsall and Oliver Partington

Families can choose which activities they would like to join; a variety of fun, family and friendly games including a Warrior quiz, treasure hunt and more…  

Sunday 1pm: Warriors FUNdamentals with Foundation staff 

Virtual rugby sessions for boys and girls, ages 5-16 years. Fun interactive session aimed at developing rugby skills with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation coaches.

If you would like to sign-up to any of the following Warriors Unite sessions, please click here.

  • Move It!
  • Team Talk
  • Yoga for carers
  • Rugby Memories
  • Meditation
  • Warrior Wiggles
  • Warrior Wednesday 
  • Let’s Flow
  • Family Fun Night

Any schools who wish to take part in any of the school sessions, including Warriors Fundamentals, please email [email protected] or call 01942 762880.

For more information on Warriors Unite, please email [email protected].

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