SKY TRY Community Rugby League

SKY TRY Community Rugby League

An insight into the Warriors grassroots delivery programme

  • Over 15,000 young people each year participating in inspired Rugby league activity across Wigan
  • Developing Grassroots Rugby League through primary and secondary school participation
  • A 7 year partnership initiative between the Warriors Foundation, the RFL and SKY.

Sky Try is the biggest ever Warriors programme of Rugby League opportunities in primary and secondary schools across Wigan. The borough wide initiative is helping more than 15,000 children and young people each year have fun, get active, grow in confidence and enjoy Rugby League. The Foundation’s campaign inspires children and young people through professional Rugby League coaching and involvement in major Rugby League events.

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Manager, Mike Wearden said:

“The Foundation is changing the future of Rugby League by giving thousands of children and young people across the borough a high quality introduction to the sport and helping them to find more playing local opportunities – from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning Wigan Warriors talent pathway”.

“In the last 4 years of SKY TRY delivery, the Community Foundation has delivered and engaged with over 60,000 young people and children from over 100 schools and 17 community clubs. This May half term has also just seen the highest ever number of young people attend our Houses for Homes Embed the Pathway Development Days, with over 400 boys and girls aged between 12 and 16 attend”.

The school and community game is currently thriving within Wigan and thanks to the support of the RFL and the SKY TRY programme, the Warriors Foundation are making a huge impact on the opportunity and engagement of rugby league across the borough.

For further information on the SKY TRY programme or any of the initiatives mentioned above, contact the community team at

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