2017 World Champions
As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 edges ever closer we take a look back on the year that was and look forward to the year ahead.
With the support of key partners SKY TRY, Mitsubishi Electric and Houses for Homes, the Foundation delivered several life-changing projects that gained national recognition.
Delivery of the ‘Drop the Beat’ Education programme alongside Heart Research UK as well as great development work in the local schools and community proved a huge success.
The foundation’s Green Warrior programme also received international recognition. A unique partnership between the WWCF and Mitsubishi Electric, an innovative new project was launched to promote the development of a greener community and a sustainable future for Wigan.
In partnership with international organisation ‘Everything is Possible’, WWCF provided the opportunity for more than 50 disadvantaged young people, to visit locations across the world including Martinique, Valencia and Sweden, in which they embraced a new learning and cultural experience through sports coaching of local youngsters.
The Foundation 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.
Apprentices Ben Kilner, Jake Smith, Jack Hammond and Liam Paisley were all shortlisted for the Wigan “Believe” awards Apprentice of the Year award with Craig Mullen named as runner-up for the award.
Having spearheaded the Club’s Secondary Schools Coaching, with four of this year’s Champion Schools Finalists coming from Wigan, Community Coach Tommy Gallagher was also shortlisted for the RFL community Sky Try Coach of the Year Award.
The Foundation finished 2017 on a high hosting the third annual awards dinner and was also crowned Super League Foundation of the Year at the 2017 Man of Steel awards.
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