Vikings team up with New Directions

Vikings team up with New Directions

27th January 2017

Widnes Vikings have teamed up off the pitch with education recruitment and training specialists 'New Directions Education' to support more children in local primary schools having access to rugby league through the 'Halton Cup'.

New Directions Education are one of the largest education recruitment and training specialists in the UK. They are a supply teaching agency with offices based across the country including the Wirral and Liverpool.

It's the second year the two organisations have worked together on the 'Halton Cup' initiative, which will enable over 500 local children in Widnes primary schools to access coaching by the award winning Vikings community team before putting their skills into practice at the Halton stadium in some competitive festivals of rugby. The climax of the project will take place at the Vikings home fixture against Leigh Centurions on the 22nd June when the successful teams from the festivals will come together and compete pre-match for the right to be the winners of the 'Halton Cup'.

Richard Munson, 'Community Director' at Widnes Vikings said, 'I would like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support of the 'Halton Cup'. Its this kind of business support that enables us to take the power of the Vikings to the local community. The 'Halton Cup' was incredibly successful in its first year engaging over 400 children and we look forward to reaching more schools this year and introducing competitive rugby league to the children. It's not just about the rugby though as the project will reinforce key healthy lifestyle messages to children in terms of eating healthy and taking part in regular physical activity'.

Lauran Collins, Recruitment Specialist at New Directions Education said, "‘We are really excited to be involved with this tournament for the second year in a row.  New Directions Educations are a family orientated business who pride themselves on being involved with communities projects such at the ‘Halton Cup’. This is a very good opportunity for the children to take part in and play in such an inspiring setting. I look forward to attending the tournaments again and excited to see some fantastic games of rugby. New Directions pride themselves on building strong and supportive relationships with local communities”  

Vikings fans can learn more about New Directions Education by visiting their website or following them on twitter @ndeducation. 

Vikings team up with New Directions