The successful development of our talented young players will be guided by the patience and expertise of the educators and the resilience of the minds and bodies of the athletes.
The long term plan for Youth Development at Warrington Wolves will be to produce a consistent flow of home grown players that with improvement and development will go on to be the core of our first grade team.
The process of developing these junior players into established first grade players at Warrington Wolves will defined by key elements of the infrastructure of the Youth Development Department outlined below.
The Warrington Wolves Youth Development Department believes that to advance the development of junior players, discipline will provide an healthy and honest culture. This will be achieved through an honest and transparent philosophy understood by the directors, management, staff and players at Warrington Wolves.
The ambitions of Warrington Wolves Youth Development Department will be guided by the consistency and stability of the programme and the trust and loyalty of all associates.
We are all responsible and accountable for the process of producing high performance players with strong personal qualities and good values that will represent Warrington Wolves both on the football field and within the community.
The ultimate direction of Warrington Wolves is to develop and sustain good people within our high performance environment who will be ambassadors of the club and transfer good values off the pitch to success on the pitch.
The Warrington Wolves performance team has had some significant achievements over the past four years and will continue to develop young players for the Warrington Wolves first team because of the disciplined, honest, trustworthy and loyal culture where all players and staff are accountable and responsible for the ongoing education and performance of all people within the systems.
The achievements of the performance team are listed below:
2012 Winners of the U20 Valvoline Cup - Grand Finalists V Leeds Rhinos
2012 Minor Premiers of the U20 Valvoline Cup
2011 Runners Up in the U20 Valvoline Cup - Grand Finalists V Wigan Warriors
2011 Winners - Carnegie Nines
2010 Minor Premiers of the U20 Valvoline Cup
2010 Winners - Cheltenham Nines Gold Cup
2009 Semi-finalists - Gillette U18 Academy
2009 Semi-finalists - Reserve Grade Championship
The performance team has also aided the progression of 19 youth players to full time contracts at Warrington Wolves; 15 players to represent England U18s; 2 players to represent Wales U18;19 players to represent England U16s; 4 players to represent Wales U16. Progression of 8 staff members to full time roles; 7 staff members to roles within the England Rugby League structures.
"Your house will not stand the test of time unless you start with a firm foundation." - Proverbs, 14.1