200+ kids attend half term camps

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Wigan Council, provided holiday activities to children across Wigan during the half term break last week.

Over 200 children attended a mixture of ‘community club camps’ at four local amateur clubs; Wigan St Patricks, Ince Rose Bridge, St Judes and St Cuthberts to ‘player camps’ at Robin Park Arena, with Brad Singleton and Morgan Smithies joining the player camp on Thursday.  

This half term also saw the return of the Foundation’s SEND (Special Educational Needs) specific camp with up to 30 children having access to daily multi-sport activities, as well as sensory and arts and craft activities. 

Mike Stoneley, community engagement officer, said: “This has been a really successful week of holiday activities having camps across the borough, in partnership with Wigan Council’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme, to provide physical activities and free meals for children.

“We had Brad Singleton and Morgan Smithies who were great additions to the SEND specific and player camp on Thursday. Every child that attended had the chance to play alongside Brad or Morgan and ask them some questions in a Q&A activity. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the summer holidays.” 

Details about holiday activities – hosted by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation during the summer – will be confirmed in due course.

Images courtesy of Victoria Ashton and Bryan Fowler.