350 Juniors at St Cuthbert’s festival

  • Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and Wigan St Cuthbert’s recently hosted a summer festival of Rugby.
  • Over 350 juniors attended the event in another successful day of Community Rugby League.
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Wigan Warriors Community Foundation recently supported local Community Club ambassador Wigan St Cuthbert’s with its summer festival of rugby.

The day was a huge success with over 350 juniors of all ages having a great time and representing their clubs. Local Club Wigan St Cuthbert’s has fantastic facilities to host junior festivals across its pitches with 13 teams playing from 4 different age groups all at the same time.

Wigan Warriors first team players Patrick Mago and Sam Halsall were both in attendance to encourage the juniors and to present the U7s and U8s teams with their medals.

Speaking on the day, Becci Hunt of Wigan St Cuthbert’s said: “It was great to see 350 juniors across 4 age groups from 13 junior teams – Wigan St Cuthbert’s, Wigan St Patrick’s, Ince Rose Bridge, Orrell St James, Wigan Bulldogs, Shevington Sharks, Thatto Heath Crusaders, Portico Vines, Hindley, Bank Quay, Burtonwood, Blackbrook & Westhoughton.

“The U7s had an All-Stars Team made up of a selection of juniors from various teams due to the number of registrations which allowed each child to play 3 full games (45mins) of rugby over the morning.”

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Becci Hunt added: “We had stalls, charity raffles supporting MND a charity St Cuthbert’s work closely with after former Open Age Head Coach John Duffy was diagnosed with the condition earlier this year, bouncy castles & inflatables, a sweet stand, Place2Place mental health charity who sponsor our current U7s and concluded with the Open Age team playing at 2:30pm.

“Our aim was to bring as many junior teams together on one day as we could & we were made up with how many teams registered on the day and how successful the whole day was despite a few showers.”

Danny Fullerton Wigan Warriors Rugby Development Manager commented: “Wigan St Cuthbert’s have fantastic playing facilities, Becci and the Club have provided an excellent day of rugby and entertainment to the local rugby community. To see clubs take a lead and provide more festivals and fun days really does showcase the strength of the local community game.

“To see Patrick Mago and Sam Halsall present the juniors with their medals was a special moment for all the younger teams. Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is proud to be associated with all local community club ambassadors and to support them all in their own individual stages of development and playing opportunities.”