Wigan set for busiest summer ever

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are delighted to announce more programmes and events, including six weeks of Rugby League camps, which will see it be the busiest summer ever. 

Working in partnership with eight community Rugby League clubs in Wigan, the Foundation will deliver summer camps at the home ground of each of the amateur clubs – giving 5-12-year-olds from each club the opportunity to gain more skills with Warriors coaches. 

These are the local community clubs involved:

  • Wigan St Patricks
  • Wigan St Cuthberts
  • Wigan St Judes
  • Leigh Miners
  • Ince Rose Bridge
  • Ashton Bears
  • Wigan Bulldogs
  • Shevington Sharks
  • Chorley Panthers

Click on any of the week commencing dates below to find out all the details for where the camps are taking place in those weeks, the days, times and price.

After starting a successful Easter half term, the Foundation are continuing to provide access to free school meals to children in Wigan. The meals go to children who are entitled to benefit related free school meals, through Wigan Council’s Holiday Activity Food Programme.  

There are also weekly free SEND (Special Educational Needs) and disability sessions taking place at Robin Park Arena between July and September for 6-14-year-olds. The sessions are led by SEND specialists and are multi-sport and sensory activities that are inclusive and cater for the needs of everyone who attends. Click here to see when the sessions take place and to book on.

Elsewhere, the Foundation are running camps across the UK from Cumbria to Aber Valley Wolves in South Wales. The aim of these camps is for the Foundation to promote Rugby League in other parts of the UK for 5-12-year-olds. See below where the camps are set to take place and when.

  • Kells – 2nd-3rd August – £30
  • Askham – 16th-17thAugust – £30
  • Aber Valley – 16th-18th August – £39

Also, at the start of August, the Foundation will run their first every Lancashire Rugby League camp at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The two-day camp, taking place on 2nd and 3rd August, will be a chance for 5-12-year-olds get a taste for Rugby League. Click here to book on to the two-day camp. Please note there is a cost of £39.

Additionally, there will be more Lancashire camps taking place at Accrington Wildcats and Heysham Atoms, all in aim of increasing participation within the clubs and areas. Click here to find out when they are taking place and to book on.

The Foundation are also going to host three players camps between July and August. Taking place at Robin Park Arena, there will be opportunities for 5-12-year-olds to meet and play alongside Wigan first team players, as well as having a tour of the training facilities and watch training. Click here to see when the player camps will take place and to book on. Please note it costs £39 to book a place.

Mike Stoneley, Wigan Warriors community outreach officer, says: “After two very successful holiday periods during the Easter and May half terms, we are delighted to announce our holiday programme for the summer. 

“We are looking forward to taking our camps on the road to Lancashire, Cumbria and South Wales to grow the Wigan Warriors fanbase and allow children across the UK to work with Wigan Warriors. 

“Through Wigan Councils Holiday Activity Food programme, we have been able to deliver holiday activities and provide free meals to 280 children and young people during the Easter and May half term. This is something that we are committed to continue during the summer period to ensure that children have access to free Rugby League activities and food.”

Click here to see all the programmes and events available.