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Rugby Legend Visits Charity

16th January 2012 by Onside Youth Zones

GREAT Britain and Wigan Warriors legend Sean O’Loughlin visited The Factory Youth Zone in Manchester on Friday ahead of his forthcoming testimonial match at the DW Stadium.

Sean, Warriors’ longest serving player, Visited The Factory to get a better understanding of a similar project, Wigan Youth Zone, that is being built in his home town.

Wigan Youth Zone is one of the charities which Sean, the club’s longest serving player, is supporting throughout his testimonial year alongside the Emma Hoolin Appeal and Wigan Alzheimer’s Society.

Sean said: “This is a first-class facility and just what young people need to keep them active and off the streets. The staff here at The Factory are fantastic, really passionate and enthusiastic and I’m really pleased to be able to support a similar project like this in Wigan.”

He added that he was keen to support charities where the benefits would be shared across all age groups.

The Youth Zone’s development manager, Simon Baker, said: “It means a lot to the young people of Wigan to see one of their heroes backing our plans – it’s a massive boost to our ambitions and we’re extremely grateful to Sean for supporting us. He’s a fantastic ambassador for Wigan and we’re hoping for a great turn-out at the game on Thursday night.”

His testimonial match will take place on Thursday (19 January) at DW Stadium in Wigan, against Huddersfield. The kick off is 8pm.

Tickets are still available for the match. They are £15 and £5 and are available from the box office or at the ground on the night. If you would like a tickets then contact Simon Baker, Development Manager for Wigan Youth Zone, on 07557 852922 or email simon.baker@wiganyouthzone.org or visit the website.