Widnes Vikings announce Pathway Patrons

Widnes Vikings announce Pathway Patrons widnesvikings.co.uk

10th July 2017

Widnes Vikings are proud to announce Pathway Patrons, a dedicated group of businesses who have invested in supporting the Club's pathways from youth ranks to the first team.

Widnes Vikings are proud to be a force for creating opportunity for local young Rugby League players. The Club has developed some of the brightest and best young talent in the Super League with its Outstanding Academy system. The likes of Danny Craven, Alex Gerrard, Matt Whitley, Tom Gilmore and Ted and Jay Chapelhow have all come through the Vikings youth system.

The 34 businesses who have signed up as Pathway Patrons have made a vital contribution to these efforts. They have a genuine stake in the development and growth of the Vikings, and are celebrated for this.

Widnes Vikings would like to thank the 2017/18 Pathway Patrons:

Active Halton, Anthony's Travel, Astute Audio Visual, Bramwell Morris, C&C Insurance, Chadwick Lawrence, Cronton Bakery, Electrod UK, FDL Packaging Group, Gerard O'Donnell, Heritage Leisure, Ignition Publications, J.Mallinson, Lol Carr, My Body Fitness, Nation Tyres, Office Bridge Solutions, OM Contractors, Parklands, PCTS UK LTD, Skin Deep Aesthetics, Sleep Tight Beds, Sport 360, Stellar Group, Steppingstone Group, Stobart Group, Tall Security Print, Vikings Development Squad, VIQI, Westend Motors, Widnes Metal Recycling, Woodhouse LTD, Worldwide Hospitality Group.

As a mark of their status in the Club, each business will appear on a piece of first team or Academy apparel next season.

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: "Widnes Vikings would like to thank the Pathway Patrons for their incredible support of the growth of our Club. These businesses understand the power that Widnes Vikings has in supporting people to achieve their dreams and the importance of the Club developing its own talent. As a Club, we rely on the backing of our local business community to support the continuing progress of the Vikings - the Patrons have made a vital contribution to this."

Phil Finney, Head of Youth Performance at Widnes Vikings, says: "Our system, along with the hard work of community coaches, has helped shape the development of fifteen of our current first team squad. We know that our youth pathways not only help young players to grow into better men but also are integral to building a better future for the Club. The investment from the Pathway Patrons is vital in supporting the Club to allow continued improvement and further these efforts."

To find out more about becoming a Pathway Patron, please contact Dave Rolt, Widnes Vikings' Head of Commercial: daver@widnesvikings.co.uk / 0151 495 2250.

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