Wigan Warriors Community Foundation up for Awards
Warriors Nominated for Foundation of the Year
- Staff and Apprentices also shortlisted for individual awards
The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and its staff are celebrating after being nominated for a number of awards.
The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation is the official charity of Wigan Warriors and uses the power of Sport and Rugby League to change lives across the Wigan Borough, surrounding areas and even undertakes activities as far afield as Cumbria, Scotland, London and Devon.
The Warriors Foundation is one of three from across the league shortlisted for the 2017 Foundation of the Year with the winner set to be announced at the Man of Steel Dinner on Tuesday.
The Foundation has had a busy and productive year with the support of Key partners SKY TRY, Mitsubishi Electric and Houses for Homes. Delivery of the ‘Drop the Beat’ Education programme alongside Heart Research UK as well as the great development work in the local schools and community has proven a great success whilst the foundation’s Green warrior programme has also received international recognition.
The Foundation has also led the way with the Health Warrior programme in support of Fur Clemt, the pay-as-you-feel community café hosted at Central Park.
On a personal level, Community Coach Tommy Gallagher has been shortlisted for the Sky Try Coach of the Year Award. Tommy has spearheaded the Club’s Secondary Schools Coaching with four of this year’s Champion Schools Finalists coming from Wigan.
Five of the Foundation’s apprentices have also been shortlisted for the Wigan Sports Apprentice of the Year award. The contenders will be whittled down to three with the winner announced at the Believe Sports Awards 2017 next month. Craig Mullen, Ben Kilner, Jake Smith, Jack Hammond and Liam Paisley will all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Reece Hampson (pictured above), a Warriors Apprentice who took home the big award last year!
Foundation Manager, Martin McLoughlin, said: “It’s great to see so many people and the Foundation as a whole shortlisted for such prestigious awards.
“I would like to thank all our fantastic partners and staff for their support and effort. I’m extremely proud that the good work of the Foundation has been acknowledged in this way. We wish everyone involved the very best of luck!”