Vikings' Summer Programme
effective in engaging local community
THE Widnes Vikings are now celebrating
after enjoying a fantastic summer in the community, with 287 local young
people, aged between 6 to 16. All of those celebrating have taken part in
the Vikings 4 week summer rugby programme.
The objective of the programme was to provide safe, fun sport sessions that
were accessible to the whole community. A number of the Vikings sessions
were delivered free of charge in community settings across Halton including
Victoria Park, Hough Green, and Upton Community Centre in Widnes, and
Grangeway Community Centre, Heath Park, and Runcorn Hill in Runcorn.
This summer the Vikings have also delivered the 'Join the Momentum'
dance programme, which culminated in 27 young people from Halton dancing
alongside 394 others during half time at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final
between Leeds Rhinos and Hull Kingston Rovers.
Over 100 youngsters have also taken part in the Landscape World Summer Rugby
Edward Price who attended a Landscape World Summer Rugby Camp said:-
"I love the camps. I liked training with all the players and I enjoyed
training on the i-Pitch."
Richard Munson, Vikings Community Integrated Director said:- "This is
the 1st year we have delivered such a broad programme of activity during the
summer and we have been delighted that so many young people have come and
taken part. In particular we would like to thank the venues and the local
partners that supported our programme including Young Addaction, Halton
Clinical Commissioning Group, and Halton Borough Council Sports