Warriors support rugby league development in Heysham

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation have supported the development of rugby league in primiary shools in heysham.

The Lancashire town has been identified as a hotbed for rugby activity, with local side Heysham Atoms striving the sport forwards with new facilities and opportunities for all age groups.

In partnership with Lancaster & Heysham School Sport Network, coaches from our Community Foundation assisted with the Lancaster and Heysham Primary Tag Rugby Tournament at Bay Leadership Academy, in which participants of all abilities from 19 primary schools took part in sessions to develop their skills.

The tag rugby tournament was contested in high spirits, as Mighty Max cheered players on from the side-lines before participants were able to represent their school in front of the Betfred Super League, World Club Challenge, and League Leaders’ Shield.

Speaking on the festival, Interim Head of Foundation Danny Fullerton said: “It was a fantastic afternoon of rugby that highlights the importance for our Community Foundation to support the local area with its development.

“Wigan Warriors will have a strong presence in the Heysham area moving forwards, as we aim to continue the fantastic work in inspiring local juniors to take up rugby league.”

Tim Fletcher added: “The expertise from the Warriors coaches regarding officiating games and helping the young players with their skills made the afternoon a little bit more special. 

“There is a real hunger for rugby in the Heysham area and working alongside Wigan Warriors is only going to boost the sport in our community.” 

Graham Wheeler, from local Club Heysham Atoms, said: “We were thrilled to have representatives from Wigan Warriors in the area to assist with the delivery of the Primary Rugby Tournament.

“Having the trophies pitch side for the children to have photos with will create everlasting memories and strengthen the connection our area has with the sport.”

Thursday 18 April 2024