Warriors Hold Girls Festival

Wigan Warriors in conjunction with Tesco and Sportsmatch held their second "Warriors Girls Festival" at Ince Rose Bridge ARLFC on Monday.

The festival was attended by the three secondary schools that have been part of the latest girls programme with over 60 young girls taking part in the sport largely for the first time.

The schools that attended were:

  • Hindley Community High School
  • Rose Bridge High School
  • Deanery High School
The festival followed a six week coaching programme which was delivered to the schools by the Primary Link Co-ordinator Amanda Wilkinson and incorporated the fundamentals of Rugby League. The coaching programme was designed to provide the youngsters with and introduction to the sport and allow them the opportunity to play in a competitive game for the first time.

The winning team on the day, Deanery High School received the "Warriors festival trophy" to commemorate their achievement along with an individual warriors goodie bag. Everyone who took part in the festival was awarded a Wigan Warriors Water bottle and a match day magazine.

Wigan Warriors primary co-ordinator, Amanda Wilkinson commented:

"The festival was a great success and was enjoyed by all taking part. It was a pleasure to see such a lot of young people taking part in physical activity. Today has proved to be a tremendous success and has provided the young people involved with an opportunity to practise the skills that we have taught them over the past six weeks".

The programme now continues with the Girls Coaching centre which takes place on a weekly basis at Scott Lane Playing Fields on a Tuesday evening from 5-6pm.

Additionally following the success of the inaugural girls coaching camp the club are proud to announce the Easter Coaching Camp which takes place at Scott Lane Playing Fields from 12-3pm on Thursday 12th April – Friday 13th April and costs £10 per child or £15 for two. To book your place phone 01942 770435.

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