Adrian Lam recaps an amazing day’s work from his squad during the 2018 npower Wigan Warriors Community Blitz.
Looking back at the work of the squad during the 2018 npower Wigan Warriors Community Blitz Adrian Lam said, “Everyone’s worn out and I’m really proud of them. They will get some rest tomorrow and it will be well deserved.”
Explaining what the whole event has been about, the Head Coach said, “It’s about being humble and giving back to the community. We are aware what position we have in the community. We are mentors to young children and other people, many who aren’t in as privileged situation as we are. To give something back to the community, whether it be grassroots rugby league, a church, school or homeless shelters, we feel we play a role in that and we can help improve and better people’s lives.
“That was the aim today and that’s what we did, there was plenty of team work and it’s pleasing to see that everyone hung in there till the end. It’s certainly a great building block going forward into 2019 as a team.”
Each year the Community Blitz is organised by the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and Club sponsor npower, something which Adrian Lam was extremely happy to see come together and work so well. He said, “We’ve had the whole Club and staff involved. We’ve had a great sponsor in npower come on board who have been big supporters of this. It just shows what position the Club is in and also our priorities and where they lie. Obviously that’s with the local community, helping the less fortunate and whenever that happens we can only all head in the right direction.”
One of the many players getting stuck into a number of community projects was Willie Isa, who had this to say on the Blitz - “It’s important for the us as a Club, and for us as players to give something back. Some of our younger players are new to these kind of events and I also think it’s an important lesson for them as individuals to see what our Club is about, and that is; we make sure that we look after our own community.”
He continued, “It’s also a good opportunity for us all to bond whether that be when we’re painting, washing vehicles or visiting hospitals, we’re there to help out whoever may need help at this time of the year and I think that’s also important that we recognise that. Wigan Warriors do some great work in the town, and having one our club partners npower join forces is strong relationship together.”
Here’s the @WiganWarriorsRL players Liam Farrell, Sammy Kibula and Brad O’Neill on their @npowerhq community blitz tonight. Over 50 kids enjoying the session and getting high 5s from the players #npowerteam8 #Community pic.twitter.com/EwhRFPSPAd— LeighEast (@LeighEast) December 10, 2018
While the whole day may be viewed as a great effort by Club and sponsor, Wigan forward Liam Farrell made clear the squad don’t see the Blitz as hard work. “It’s not much of our time, it’s one day a year and it’s not a chore for us players to help. We get a lot of satisfaction in helping out on the Community Blitz, we’re very lucky people getting to do what we do for a job, which is something that we enjoy so for us to give up just one day a year isn’t asking too much of us. It’s nice to help out, show our faces and you could tell by some of the smiles on people’s faces that they appreciated it.”
Take a look back at all of the activities from the npower Wigan Warriors Community Blitz by heading over to our Twitter page HERE.