Blackpool Stanley have launched a new Rugby League development project, in conjunction with Wigan Warriors and Blackpool Council.
The three-year project has been funded mainly through Blackpool Stanley reserves, with additional contributions from other organisations: Blackpool Council, Wigan Warriors and Blackpool Coastal Housing, and this funding ensures that the project will be free to all participants, whilst the project provides the foundations for a new partnership between Blackpool Stanley and Wigan Warriors.
The project’s key aim will be to further the development of Rugby League and the interest in it amongst young people in Blackpool Stanley’s catchment area which will in turn enhance the opportunities of junior and youth teams at the club, with a target of establishing two new junior teams for the start of the 2023 season, and a further two teams in both year two and three of the project.
The project is already underway, and the children of Layton Primary, Boundary Primary, Christ The King and St Kentigern’s, all local to Blackpool Stanley, have had a taste of what’s to come.
There’s also a big focus on the development of Girls’ Rugby League at the club – Blackpool Stanley have plans in place to kickstart Girls’ Rugby League (Year 7 & 8) at St Mary’s Catholic Academy.
The longer term focus of Blackpool Stanley is to grow the project’s reach outside the catchment area of the club, with a view to the overall development of Rugby League across the entire town and beyond.
Blackpool Stanley welcome anyone who would wish to volunteer and be a part of this exciting project and pledge to develop the skills and knowledge of all, for more information on doing so, please visit the club website.