Betfred Super League Round 22 will see Warrington Wolves join forces with clubs across the sport in support of this year’s Wellbeing Round to ‘Tackle the Tough Stuff’.
Offload is one such initiative run by the club’s charitable Foundation alongside Widnes Vikings and Friday night’s opponents Salford Red Devils, supported by RL Cares, State of Mind Sport and the Big Lottery which aims to support men who are struggling to make ground in their lives.
Over 300 men have joined the squad in the last two years benefitting from the life experiences of past and current professional Rugby League players, to overcome a variety of challenges by discovering how they have dealt with the everyday demands of life while being a professional athlete. Offload encourages men to open up about personal issues in a safe and supportive environment while equipping them with skills to cope when times get tough. By discovering how athletes handle criticism, bounce back from injury, cope with adversity and recover from addictions, men are able to find out how players, coaches and officials prepare themselves to be physically and mentally fit to perform in life.
This weekend the club will support the league’s biggest ever mental and physical health campaign by donating money raised from the match-day bucket collection as well as a percentage of the match ticket sales to the award winning Offload initiative which will enable the Wolves Foundation to continue providing life changing sessions for men at The Halliwell Jones Stadium for years to come.