Warriors get involved with Green week

Wigan Warriors and Greenmount Project recently supported ‘Green Week’ across the borough with players and staff involved in a bid to increase our sustainability efforts as a Club.

Wigan Warriors went out and about with Club partner Greenmount Projects to promote sustainable lifestyles in our local Community. Together, we visited Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Wigan & Leigh College and University Centre along with our own Community garden at Robin Park Arena to plant some trees.

Head of Partnerships, Rebecca Webb and Wigan’s Sam Powell assisted Wigan & Leigh College and Wigan & Leigh Hospice, whilst Iain Thornley, Tom Forber, Zach Eckersley and Junior Nsemba got their hands dirty planting trees donated by Wigan Council in our Community Garden as part of the project.

Mike Sharkey, CEO at Greenmount Projects, said: “It was a privilege to be able to contribute towards the beautification of the Community and promote sustainable living practices.’’

In addition, Greenmount Projects donated their electric fleet car to Wigan & Leigh College and University Centre for use during their Green Week. Wigan Warriors and Greenmount Projects Ltd believe that promoting the use of electric cars can reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a cleaner environment.

The work comes after the Club recently employed former player Martin Offiah as Brand and Sustainability Ambassador, with a view to developing sustainability projects and looking at ways that Wigan Warriors can operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

Speaking on the project, Martin Offiah MBE said: “As a team, Wigan Warriors has the power to make a positive impact on the World around us. It is important that we use that power to create a sustainable future for ourselves and our Community. We would be failing in our duty if we didn’t come together as a force for the good of the planet.”

Tuesday 09 May 2023