Trinity Appoint New General Manager of the Community Trust

30th January, 2017

Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce the appointment of Mick Amos as General Manager of the Community Trust.

Mick Amos comes with a wealth of experience in community cohesion, social inclusion and developing partnership and has worked with the Community Trust previously in his former role as a Police Constable. Mick was the National Primary Rugby League manager at the RFL working with Super League and community leagues nationally, and was the project lead for the Primary SKY TRY programme.

His company HMP NOT-4-ME, a choices and consequences educational schools programme has been in partnership with the club’s community department for a few months.

Mick will oversee the operation and processes of the Trust and seeks to bring in funding which will enable vital projects to be delivered within the City. He will be responsible for leading and managing The Trust’s Strategic Plan to ensure that delivery of the work is of the highest quality. He will work with key stakeholders to ensure their outcomes are met to make a lasting and positive impact on individuals’ lives.

Mick Commented “I am delighted to be joining my home town club as General Manager of the Community Trust. I have supported the club my whole life, so this is a proud moment. Sentiment aside, I have been thoroughly impressed with how Michael Carter and the team have turned around the whole club. They have repaired relationships and gained trust from people within the City and Rugby League community. Despite adversity and many obstacles the club is now in a position in which it is respected for how it is run on and off the field”.

Chairman Michael Carter said, “I’m delighted that Mick has come on board here and joined our small team. We work very hard here to be the best club we can be, and Mick epitomises that attitude and commitment.

“I’m sure he will bring a lot of success to the role which can only be good for Wakefield Trinity.”

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust is Wakefield Trinity’s official charity that delivers projects in the heart of the community. It aims to use the power of sport and other physical activities such as dance to engage with young people and enable them to lead a healthy, fulfilling and positive lifestyle.

Mick Amos highlighted the important work of the trust, “Sport is a vehicle that can inspire and change so many people’s lives. We are the biggest City in the country without a professional football team. Therefore it is imperative that Wakefield Trinity use the power of Rugby League to engage young people.

“I have always believed that Rugby League and life has so many parallel traits. Children can learn so much from playing and watching our great game which will benefit their life’s learning journey. Players use controlled aggression to deal with adversity; teamwork to solve problems; decision making to deal with challenges and commitment to keep fit and healthy. In the classroom and neighbourhoods these qualities benefit young people, families and communities”.

Mick comes into an award winning department after the Trust won two awards in 2016 for their Embed the Pathway programme and Ambassador Club programme respectively.

Community Development Manager, James Stephenson said, “It is great news that Mick will be joining us and I am really looking forward to working alongside him. We have a small but tight nit team and the visions and plans that we have to grow the department and offer greater value to the district should now see a smoother transition into the community. It’s a very exciting time for all of us to be part of Wakefield Trinity”.

Mick Amos continued, “I know James Stephenson well and have seen his energy and enthusiasm rise over the last 18 months as the club has grown in stature. The awards they have won recently shows what the club already has in place and what they are capable of. The club only has a small team of staff, but they are large in heart and desire.

“Despite this, we face constant challenges. One in three of the districts Children are overweight by the time they leave Primary School. I want key stakeholders like the council and other agencies to see the value of working in partnership with Wakefield Trinity to help solve many of the districts problems.

“Rugby League has often diverted young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. The community team deliver a fun session in School, signpost them to a local community club and they have a team, sense of purpose and hopefully a lifelong association with our great sport”.