February 20, 2023

Hectic half-term for Trinity

Following a week of activities, the Foundation is now looking back at what proved to be a very successful February half-term.

After over two months with no camps, the Foundation returned with a bang, hosting both a boys & girls Trinity Talent Pathway programme as well as an open training session before Trinity’s match with Catalans last Friday.

Trinity Talent Pathway

With the Foundation not hosting a pathway session since late last year, 2023 brought new success for our Rugby League department, gaining participation from over 150 boys and 58 girls across the week, the highest numbers in recent years.

With the likes of Max Jowitt, Harry Bowes, Jordy Crowther and following his recent explosion onto the scene, Lewis Murphy, all coming through the Trinity academy in recent years, the club has developed a clear route for young players entering the game.

Working on skill and technique, participants from years 7 to 9 received coaching from experienced members of staff as they completed the course before moving into small-sided games.

Before the boys’ sessions kicked off on Wednesday, our girls’ cohort was joined by a special guest on Tuesday as St Helens & England international, Jodie Cunningham, came down to the Be Well Support Stadium to show her support for the rising programme.

This was a fantastic opportunity for girls to gain vital experience on how to progress in the female game, with Jodie working on improving technique as well as opening up a question & answer session at the start.

Speaking on the overall Trinity Talent Pathway programme, Rugby League & Inclusion Officer, Charlie Doherty, said, “We are really pleased with the numbers we have received over the last week, this is really good to see and important for the game to continue growing across the district.

“Also, a special mention to Jodie for coming down. To have 58 female players on the pitch was a huge success and to have an England International around was a pleasure and certainly made the day more enjoyable.”

For more information on our Rugby League programmes, please email Charlie at charlie.doherty@wakefieldtrinity.com.

Open Training Session

With the Trinity Talent Pathway sessions done and dusted, the Foundation wanted to bring the community together ahead of Wakefield Trinity’s home Super League opener against Catalans Dragons at the Be Well Support Stadium.

For two hours, supporters, both young and old, were in the house to witness Mark Applegarth’s final preparations during their team run on Thursday.

This provided an excellent opportunity for fans to meet the players, receive autographs and take pictures ahead of the start of the 2023 season.

Speaking on the day, Head of Foundation, Mark Brennan, said, “We were delighted with the turnout across the morning.

“To see fans liaising with the players and showing their support ahead of the new season is really important and we are pleased we got to bring them together.”

The Foundation would like to thank everyone who turned out at both our Trinity Talent Pathway and Open Training sessions last week. We hope to bring more activities like that across 2023.