The camp was delivered by the Wigan Warriors community coaching team and was designed to allow young people with an opportunity to experience the benefits of physical activity whilst learning the basic skills of Rugby League. The camps also helped to develop new skills, learn about the sport and introduce them to the club.
The camps were visited by Warriors' player Thomas Coyle and first team 'soldier' Liam Colbon along with mascot Max who offerred encouragement to the youngsters and presented them with well-earned Warriors prizes.
The camp came at the end of a two month coaching programme in Chorley where young people from the local schools have received the 'Power Up' delivery programme, designed to give a taster of Rugby League to all year 5 and 6 pupils in primary schools.
Community Development Manager, John Winder said:
"The camp again proved to be a tremendous success with young people from a wide variety of communities and a diverse level of Rugby League knowledge attending. The camp was the first of our Summer programme and was again a huge success".
All children attending received a certificate, water bottle, ticket offer to watch a Warriors game and a goodie bag to remember their Warriors experience from the Warriors players. Additionally two young people were awarded with a special recognition award for their commitment and involvement over the week.
The support of Powerade, Tesco and the Sportsmatch scheme is vital in providing these coaching opportunities for young people and the relationship with the Warriors is proving to be a fantastic arrangement. As a result the programme has now attracted over 600 young people in holiday time activity and a further 8000 within the school programme.
For information on the other Warriors Summer Camps [click here].