Club Ambassadors sponsored by MA Brickworks

Wigan Warriors are pleased to announce a new sponsorship with local companies MA Brickworks and The DigiVan for the remainder of 2023 and until the end of the 2024 season.

The sponsorship will see MA Brickworks and The DigiVan, both run by Mark Alder, sponsor the Club’s essential Community Club Ambassadors programme.

Community Club Ambassadors allow our pool of Community Rugby League Clubs, which stretch as far as Cumbria, to meet regularly to access knowledge from Wigan Warriors Coaches and Staff whilst putting them into practice with small practical sessions. The programme is a huge benefit for our local Community Clubs as we aim to help them to grow and improve alongside the Warriors.

Saturday 1st July saw our latest Community Club Ambassadors event at Robin Park Arena as part of Sam Powell’s Testimonial family fun day. We invited juniors to attend, alongside their Community coaches with over 400 people in attendance listening to some wise words from Chief Executive Kris Radlinski and Head Coach Matt Peet as well as first team players Sam Powell, Brad Singleton, Bevan French and Abbas Miski.

During the session attendees heard about the current season, along with insights into the players own junior development experiences in Wigan, Cumbria and Australia – as well as hearing the news first about Abbas Miski’s contract extension.  

Following the discussion, they then went on to the 4G pitches to get coaching advice and take part in a touch rugby tournament with our Community coaches, alongside Warriors Academy players and first team players Liam Marshall, Harry Smith, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell & Iain Thornley.

Director of MA Brickworks & The DigiVan, Mark Alder said: “I am delighted that we are sponsoring the Community Club Ambassadors (CCA) Programme for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

“Both Wigan Warriors and the Community Foundation have developed and expanded these events and Community activity considerably over the past two seasons, it’s been great to see and we wanted to show our support in continuing this to grow.”

He added: “We have also supported the Club with different sponsorships and hospitality throughout the years. The relationships between sponsors and partners with the Warriors has strengthened significantly, so this was the perfect fit for us to be involved with both the Club and the foundation.”

Speaking on the sponsorship, Warriors Sales Director & Trustee of the Community Foundation, Geoff Warburton added: “It is extremely good to have the support of Mark Alder through his businesses, MA Brickworks and The DigiVan to support Wigan Warriors Community Club Ambassadors Programme for both the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

“Mark, being involved in Ince Rose Bridge RLFC knows the value and support Wigan Warriors and their Community Foundation are giving to help develop coaching at grassroots Rugby League Clubs and is pleased to lend his support to Danny Fullerton and the team in delivering this.

“We look forward to working with Mark over the two seasons and hopefully beyond in further growing this partnership.‘’


Friday 07 July 2023