Vikings fans show sporting support

SUPPORTERS of Wooden Spoon partner club Widnes Vikings dug deep to raise £600 for the children’s charity of rugby at a recent Super League match.

Vikings fans donated the sum during a bucket collection run by young players from West Bank Bears Under 7s at the home fixture against Wakefield Trinity.

The club’s Commercial and Community Director Richard Munson said: “Wooden Spoon are a brilliant club partner, so we were keen to support them with this fundraising initiative.”

The fundraiser is the latest benefit of a growing partnership between the Rugby League side and Wooden Spoon, with Widnes’ charitable arm, the Vikings Sports Foundation, taking part in the ‘Spoon Rugby Drive’ project for a second year.

The link-up will see Vikings coaches visit special schools across Halton and the surrounding area, delivering fun touch rugby sessions and giving young people with learning and physical disabilities greater opportunities to participate in the sport.

Spoon Rugby Drive will also offer schools the opportunity to participate in festivals at the Halton Stadium, where they will meet Widnes Vikings players, and the Wooden Spoon National Tag Rugby Tournament.

Richard added: “Engaging children in exciting projects, such as our sports sessions in local special schools, is invaluable and we look forward to continuing our special partnership.”

Want to find out more about becoming a Wooden Spoon partner club? Click here for full details.