The evening was attended by 9 out of the 12 amateur clubs involved and Brian Noble was on hand to open the evening and present the clubs with their affiliation certificates and signed memorabilia to assist with fund raising.
The clubs were given a comprehensive outline of the scheme by Community Development Manager John Winder and were allocated a Wigan Warriors fixture at which they will receive a number of benefits including the ability to utilise the fixture to raise both money and profile for their club.
Furthermore the scheme presents the amateur clubs with the opportunity to gain specific discount packages on equipment, the chance to run a club based lotto and the ability to train key volunteers and coaches within their clubs.
Brian Noble commented on the programme by saying:
"The scheme represents an opportunity that we have been striving to achieve for the last 18 months, in bringing the amateur game and the professional club closer together. The scheme will allow the Warriors to truly become the centre of its community and will enable us to create a unique partnership whereby both parties can gain mutual benefits."
John Winder added:
"The programme will also include two coach educational evenings run by Brian Noble which will offer the clubs of Wigan a unique opportunity to work with one of the best coaches in the business and help them to gain a greater understanding of the necessary qualities needed in a player to succeed at the top level."
If you are interested in the scheme please contact John Winder on 01942 770437.