Last week, our Community department received two awards for their Embed the Pathway programme and Ambassador Club programme respectively.
Last Thursday evening, the department were runners up at the RL Cares Awards night for the Sports project of the year, however they were acknowledged during the night and took home a Special Commendation award for their dedication and work throughout 2016 to create the outstanding player and coach development programme.
The following evening at the inaugural Super League Club Awards in Liverpool, the department fought off strong competition to be announced winners of the ‘Best Match Day Campaign’ in front of a packed venue for their thriving Ambassador Club programme.
The Ambassador programme that focuses on building strong relationships between the club and the local community clubs in the Wakefield district through coaching sessions and inviting the children down to perform in pre match festivals. The award was received following the Ambassador Focus game that took part back in June, which saw over 300 children playing pre-match and an additional 1000 family members attending the game.
Lead Community Officer, James Stephenson spoke of his shock on both awards saying,
“The RL Cares awards were a great way to celebrate all of the community foundations’ work throughout the year and it was a great excuse to have some fun with other clubs.
“We were pleased to be recognised for our newly outstanding Embed the Pathway programme in the Sports Awards category. Friday evening at the Super League Club award, we were completely taken back when we were named the winners of the best match day campaign. It is a testament to all of our great community clubs who believe in us and support us on a weekly basis. This award is for each and every one of our great Ambassador Clubs”
“Out of 12 Super League clubs, who may have more resources than ourselves, we were able to put together a very high quality programme which we are very proud of and we can now boast our department as award winning!”
Trinity Chairman Michael Carter stated, “It is fantastic that our Community department has been recognised in this manner for all their hard work they have put in this year.
“As one of the perceived smaller clubs in Super League, recognition of this kind is most welcome and we look forward to achieving even greater things in the near future.”