health & well-being

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation delivers a wide range of initiatives that support the health & wellbeing of the local community. The programmes outlined below are a few examples of the initiatives that we deliver.:

The Community Garden is a safe and accessible outdoor space for all generations of life to enjoy. contribute to the local environment and improve individual health and well-being. The garden hosts a range of activities from school programmes, older adults and supporting clients with mental, physical or learning requirements.

The garden is home to our 150th Anniversary Memory Wall, which displays plaques of legendary players alongside tributes to loyal fans and community groups. This space in the garden provides a place for fans to reflect and enjoy the surroundings; it’s a mini oasis on-site at Robin Park.

To find out more about our 150th Year Memory Wall and to purchase a plaque for your own cherished moments, please click here.

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation offer a range of bespoke fitness initiatives through the outstanding facilities that have been developed at the Robin Park Arena. The Robin Park Arena has two outstanding indoor gyms that support Rugby League Training, Athletics Training, Cross Fit Athletes, and a wide range of health-related programmes for the general community.  

The Installation of a new outdoor gym has created an additional resource that can be used for a range of different purposes – such as large-scale fitness events, daily exercise group classes and corporate fitness training sessions.

Rugby Memories is an initiative to help combat loneliness and isolation by way of a dementia-friendly Group. The Rugby Memories Group is an informal space for local people to meet up and chat about all things Rugby. The group reminisce looking at old photos, watching games, talking about Rugby and generally socialising in an informal and friendly setting.

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation have established a new mixed Men’s and Women’s touch Rugby League programme at the Robin Park Arena. As well as giving all members of the community a chance to enjoy some rugby, they can take advantage of the weekly nutritional advice to help you build a healthier lifestyle. Each week there will be a topic and an opportunity for people to ask questions which relate both to nutritional help and exercise. The touch Rugby League programme is a core initiative to positively engage embers of the community to play Rugby League and follow a healthier lifestyle.

A programme delivered in partnership with Wigan Athletic and Wigan Council that is targeted at older males with the aim of achieving a healthier lifestyle and addressing social isolation. The sessions are made up of informal classroom sessions where they take part in nutritional and weight management advice workshops followed by a practical multi-sports/ fitness session.

Offload is a Men’s mental Health Programme which provides a safe, welcoming environment where men can meet and feel confident speaking about activity barriers, their needs, and their aspirations.

For information on any of the above programmes, please email or call one of our community team on 01942 762888.