Wigan Warriors have announced details of their inaugural Community Day and are urging all fans to get involved and use the event to introduce friends, family and workmates to the sport and the club.
The Community Day is to be held on the morning of Sunday 19th April, prior to the Warriors clash with Celtic Crusaders. It includes participation opportunities for junior teams, a series of Masters RL games as well as two adult touch rugby competitions. All events will take place at venues in the Wigan area before all players, coaches, parents and friends come together at the JJB Stadium in the afternoon for the engage Super League game against Celtic.
At junior levels there will be 9-a-side festivals at Under 7s through to Under 15s. All teams will play a minimum of thee games with efforts being made to match teams with sides of similar ability/ experience. Warriors’ players will be on hand to meet teams and sign autographs throughout the event. All the competing teams will then be invited to the JJB Stadium later that afternoon for the Wigan Warriors against Celtic Crusaders game where they will be invited to take part in a half time parade.
At senior level the Warriors will be running touch rugby festivals for men’s teams as well mixed sex teams. Again, all teams will get the chance to play three games before coming down to the JJB Stadium to watch the big game in the afternoon. Invitations have also been sent to Masters RL teams (Over 35s) to join in and get involved on the day.
Speaking about the Community Day, CEO Mick Hogan said,
“We are delighted to officially unveil plans for our first ever Community Day. It offers people of all ages and abilities the chance to get involved in playing the sport before coming down to the JJB Stadium to watch a top class game. At adult level, as touch rugby is a non contact version of the sport, it offers people the chance to compete without massive risk of injury. The challenge is there for Warriors fans to get their mates, neighbours and workmates together and enter a team in the touch tournament. They will have a great morning, feel great as they will have done some exercise and then can enjoy the game in the afternoon in the company of friends.
“At junior level we are anticipating heavy demand and it will be on a first come first served basis. We acknowledge that local junior leagues will still have some scheduled games that day. We don’t want to interfere with these already planned fixtures but we are still welcoming those teams and parents, friends etc along to the game in the afternoon with the opportunity to take place in the parade.”
Entry for the junior teams is just £36. This covers three games in the Nines Festival, twelve junior tickets to the Warriors v Crusaders game plus participation in the Community Parade. Entry for the Touch teams is £100. This covers three games in the Touch Festival and ten adult tickets to the game. Entry to the touch festival only (no Warriors match tickets included) is available for £35.
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