Programs

U11 – U14 Wolfcubs & Origins

These programs are Warrington Wolves delivery of the RFL “England Talent Pathway”. The sessions are open access for all players and deliver by the Wolves Youth Performance and Foundation staff with support from selected local community coaches.

The U11 sessions take part during the holidays, U12’s and above alongside these have blocks of weekly sessions. The aim of the scheme is to develop decision making and core skills alongside some key mental and physical attributes.

To learn more about the program please email peterriding@warringtonwolves.com

U16 Scholarship Academy

This program is a selective scheme which provides those players identified with the potential to reach U19’s Academy and beyond to be placed in a challenging environment to further develop their game understanding, the physical building blocks required to play the sport and Key Mental and lifestyle education.

The program runs from September to July and includes twice weekly training sessions and at least 8 playing opportunities against other professional clubs schemes. The coaching is led by ex-club forward Gary Chambers.

 

U19 Academy

The U19’s is the clubs first professional programme and includes an education scheme based at Birchwood Sixth Form College (including a full range of A Levels and BTECS). The aim of the Academy is to produce players capable of playing in the Wolves 1st team and provides a well-rounded Rugby League education.

The players train 4 to 5 per week and take part in a full competition against all the other Super League clubs. The squad is headed up by Stuart Barrow (Assistant Coach Castleford Tigers & Bradford Bulls and England U18 Head Coach)

Overview

The Youth Performance Programme at the Warrington Wolves acts as a bridge between the activity of the Foundation and the 1st team Performance department to facility the production of Super League players.

Alongside performance player development the programme also offers support to the general well being of the game in the local area specifically on player recruitment/improvement and coach development.

Staffing

The club provides quality staff for all programs ranging from Rugby Coaches, team administrators, Strength & Conditioners, Performance Analysis, nutritionist, physiotherapists, doctors and psychologists.

Facilities

All programs are based at the Wolves Training ground on the University of Chester Padgate Campus, this includes a full equipped weights room, pitches and an indoor 3G barn.

Funding

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Achievements

2015 Semi-Finalists – U19 Academy

2014 Runners Up – U19 Academy

2014 Minor Premiers of the U19 Academy

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.

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