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Become a Warrior competition winner enjoys behind the scenes experience with Wigan WarriorsThursday 7th September 2023
Three lucky Wigan Warriors fans were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Robin Park as they got a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a Warriors player.
Competition winner Mollie Evans was accompanied by her mother Olivia Barnett and her younger brother Alfie for the day after winning our Become a Warrior social media competition in partnership with the club.
Mollie and the family were treated to a VIP day from start to finish, beginning with a meet and greet over breakfast with some of their favourite players including Sam Powell and Toby King. They then experienced a tour of Robin Park to see where and how the team trains, with exclusive access to the players’ gym, recovery and changing rooms.
The tour then moved over to the DW stadium where the group were able to meet the team that prepares the kit for each game and see where the shirts are printed for each player. A pitchside tour followed, which included a trip to the media gantry where all televised games are filmed from.
The tour was followed by a chance to watch the players train in the gym and outside, giving Mollie and her family an exclusive insight into the type of exercises the team do as part of their game preparations. Both Mollie and Alfie were invited to participate in the warm up where Alfie had the opportunity to train on pitch alongside Junior Nsemba. After watching the team run through drills from the side of the pitch, the group then had the opportunity to take part in some more activities with the players including ball passing and a Davanti throwing challenge alongside Kai Pierce-Paul, Toby King and Harvie Hill.
To conclude the day, the group enjoyed lunch alongside the team and captured some final pictures with the players.
Olivia Barnett commented on the day:
“My daughter Mollie entered the competition via Davanti Tyres and was looking forward to it so much as we are all Wigan Warriors fans. We all had an amazing day from start to finish, all the boys were very welcoming and we had chats with a few of them including Bevan French,Toby King, Sam Powell and Junior Nsemba. Thanks again for a brilliant experience.”
Take a look at how Mollie and her family enjoyed the day in our video below.
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