Ahead of next Friday’s season opener against Crusader RL, representatives from 24 amateur Rugby League club joined members of the Warriors Community Foundation Team along with Michael Maguire, Kris Radlinski and Sam Tomkins at the DW Stadium this week to mark the launch of the 2010 Community Clubs Partnership.
The Partnership provides the opportunity for amateur clubs to work alongside the Warriors and benefit from the many different initiatives that will be running throughout the year.
The Warriors are keen to assist amateur clubs with fundraising, coach and volunteer development and raising the playing standards within junior rugby – and the Community Club Partnership can help with all of these.
As a member of the community coaching team during his academy years at the club, Sam Tomkins was keen to address the meeting about the exciting opportunities available to partner clubs:
‘The whole playing squad know the importance of the work done in the community by the Foundation, and the players fully support all the good work. I’d urge any club not currently in the partnership to see what benefits they’re missing out on.’
The Warriors Foundation are also pleased to welcome Coventry Bears ARLFC to the Partnership for 2010. The Bears have been paired with the Warriors in a Super League initiative from the RFL which will see the West Midlands clubs working closely with the Warriors to develop rugby league in the City.
Amanda Wilkinson, who manages the partnership for the Foundation said:
‘ The 2010 season will be an exciting time for all of the partner club, and we’re pleased to welcome new clubs from across the North West and the West Midlands into the partnership. The new offers we have this year that are only open to our community partner clubs will make this season an extra special one for all clubs involved.’
For more information on the Warriors Foundation Community Clubs Partnership, please contact Amanda Wilkinson on 01942 770437.