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The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is Wigan Warriors official charity and uses the power of Sport and Rugby League to make a difference to people’s lives. We work across many areas in Wigan, Cumbria, The Midlands and London.

We deliver a wide range of programmes from Rugby League coaching session’s right through to programmes that improve health, wellbeing and improve the career prospects of young people and adults. We are proud to support Health, Education, Social Inclusion, Well Being and Equality of Opportunity at the heart of our objectives. We currently deliver programmes to over 10,000 people per year and it is essential that partners support the work of the foundation to ensure sustainability.

For more information on our education, health and engagement programmes download our Community Foundation brochure by clicking HERE

Motivating, Educating and Inspiring our Local Community

— Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Mission Statement


  • To promote community participation in Rugby League and other sports capable of improving health and well being
  • To advance the education of children, young people and adults
  • To support and develop community sports clubs activity
  • To promote the importance of history and heritage
  • To deliver and promote inclusive activities for all.

Key Contacts

Mike Wearden

Foundation General Manager Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Kevin Perry

Head of Education Tel: 01942 762 888 | Email: [email protected]

Claire Taylor

Health and Wellbeing Manager Tel: 01942 762 888 | Email: [email protected]

Guy Wood

Primary School Development Officer Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Tom Marsh

High School Development Officer and Camps Manager Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Rachel Thompson

Girls Rugby League Development Officer Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Mike Stoneley

Youth Inclusion Officer Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Darren Marsh

Community Engagement Officer Tel: 01942 762 880 | Email: [email protected]

Andrew Meadows

Administration Assistant Tel: 01942 762880 | Email: [email protected]


Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is reliant on partners to support our projects across a range of different community projects. Our main partners are from quite varied business sectors and they all make a huge contribution to what we deliver.

Main Partner

Mitsubishi Electric is Wigan Warriors Community Foundations main sponsor and has committed to support the work of foundation between 2015 and 2018. The foundation is delighted to be working with an internationally respected brand. Mitsubishi Electric has an ethos of changing behaviour to address the crucial issues faced surrounding global energy consumption. The Green Gateway outlines core principles that set out how business is conducted:

  • Doing the right thing
  • Increasing Efficiency
  • Reducing Carbon
  • Promoting Renewables

Consistent with these objectives 2014 – 2016 sees the launch of the “I’m a Green Warrior Campaign” where Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and Wigan Warriors will be driving a campaign for all its partners to engage with the green agenda and make significant contribution to changing the behaviour of many partners. The shared core values combined with each company wider objectives sees an outstanding partnership to reach communities, make a difference and excel in achieving core business outcomes.


Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and Wigan & Leigh Homes have shared values to empower, engage and raise the aspirations of the local communities that they serve. The proposed partnership will develop a consistent approach to tenant engagement in Health, Lifestyle and Educational activities across the communities that they serve. The partnership will support and extensive number of children, young people and adults into participating in positive activity that will improve health, lifestyle and educational opportunities.

Chorley Nissan is committed to supporting local community initiatives that improve the range of choices for local residents. We are delighted to be working with Chorley Nissan on a long terms partnership that essential transport being provided to enable the foundation to reach wider communities.

The Sky Try programme supports a number of Rugby League Foundations with the aim to ‘make a difference by increasing the amount of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League. Wigan Warriors Community Foundation views this as a great opportunity to develop and grow the sport by ensuring all projects improve the Health & Wellbeing of the local communities we serve.

Since being a main club sponsor in 2014 the Directors and staff from Houses for Homes have been working with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation to support a wide range of community focused initiatives. The long-standing relationship now see’s Houses for Homes as an official partner for Youth and Community Development. The partnership supports a wide range of initiatives to increase access to participate in sport, raise standards in the community game and provide a community focused approach in providing new and additional services.

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