The Vikings Sports Foundation

The Vikings Sports Foundation has been set up as the affiliated charity of Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club. Alongside key partners from the public, private and third sector, the goal of the charity is to engage, educate and inspire the local community to bring about positive change and new opportunities for all through rugby league.

 

The charity will operate across 5 key areas: School Sport, Aspiration Centre, Vikings Health, Sport 4 All, and Vikings Learning Centre. Our close partnerships include NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group, Halton Borough Council, RL Cares and Sky. For information on how you can partner the Vikings Sports Foundation, please contact Community Integrated Director, Richard Munson on Richardm@widnesvikings.co.uk.

 

Core Projects for the Community (For more information on a project please call 0151 495 2250 or email jameso@widnesvikings.co.uk)

 

Health Checks: With Halton Borough Council, Men and Women who are Halton residents aged between 40 and 74 can access a free health check at the Select Security Stadium. The check can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Email rebeccaj@widnesvikings.co.uk to book a health check today.

 

NHS Halton CCG ‘First Tackle’ Scheme: A multi engagement project part of the CCG’s Patient Connect scheme which uses sport and the Vikings to tackle isolation in targeted groups across Halton. Projects include:

  • Vikings Families: Sport, physical activity and health sessions delivered weekly in children centers across Widnes and Runcorn for parents and tots.
  • Raise your Game: A range of evening sport sessions delivered for teenagers in targeted areas across Widnes and Runcorn promoting positive mental wellness and active lifestyles.
  • Player: A project for local adults who may have mental health issues. Sessions run every Friday from 5pm to 6pm at the Select Security Stadium. The programme aims to use sport to develop mental resilience in participants.
  • Golden Generation: Taking place every Friday from 3pm at the Select Security Stadium, Golden Generation brings together people aged 55+ to come and take part in cultural and heritage related activities about the Vikings past glories.

Fit Fans Touch Rugby: Taking place every Friday on the Ipitch from 6pm – 7.30pm, adults aged 18+ can come and play touch rugby and take advantage of additional health improvement support as part of our partnership with Halton Borough Council.

Fit 4 Life and Healthitude: Fit 4 Life: Delivery of an in-school health awareness and physical activity programme across 30 primary schools in Halton reaching over 1,500 participants annually in partnership with the Health Improvement Team. Healthitude sees the delivery of a cyber bullying awareness workshop to primary students raising awareness of online bullying with the support of first team players.

Sky Try: The Vikings are proud to be part a deliverer as part of the national Sky Try scheme. Across the 2015 / 16 school year, almost 2,000 children aged 8 and 9 will access primary rugby league with almost 500 secondary boys and girls participating in touch rugby. The aim is to provide an enjoyable entry into the game and support local clubs to prosper.