Family fun-day starts conversation about mental health

A local family have organised a family fun-day and rugby derby to raise money for mental health charities in memory of 25-year-old Nathan Christy, who died last year. Wigan Council’s Deal for Communities Investment Fund has contributed £2,000 to the event on Saturday 19th August, which will go towards hiring a bouncy castle, face painters, … Read more

Primary school rugby tournament hailed a success

13 primary schools from across St Helens took part in the Year 5 and 6 Wargrave Primary School Contact Rugby Festival last week, cheered on by some of Saints’ top players. Ashurst, Bleak Hill, Queens Park, Wargrave, St. Aidan’s, Newton-le-Willows, Nutgrove, Sherdley, Willow Tree, Broad Oak, Legh Vale, St Peter’s and Rainford all took part, … Read more

Rugby fans advised to set off early to avoid delays

Rugby league spectators travelling to tomorrow night’s game between St Helens vs Wigan Warriors by car are advised to set off early to avoid delays. Two way traffic signals are still in place in Peasley Cross Lane, which is just outside the Totally Wicked Stadium, as essential gas repair works continue. To find out about … Read more

British Army train at Ruskin Drive

The British Army Rugby League squad visited St Helens last week in preparation for their Challenge Cup game against Egremont Rovers last weekend. Players and coaches took part in an indoor groundwork session with coaches from the Saints Foundation on Thursday (26 January) before moving outside for a session in freezing temperatures on the new … Read more

Mayor and Mayoress welcome European rugby league referees to the town hall

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Dave and Jeanette Banks, recently had the pleasure of welcoming 32 Rugby League European Federation Referees from 16 nations across the continent to the town hall. As part of the EU Erasmus+ funded TEP project – jointly funded by the EU and Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) … Read more

Wigan believes in ‘Billy B’

The highly anticipated Billy Boston statue will finally be unveiled on Saturday 3rd September at an event celebrating the rugby great. The bronze statue, created by Hull sculptor, Steve Winterburn, sits securely in Believe Square and ‘Billy B’ himself will be at the Wigan Council supported event, which starts at 11am. Billy Boston finished his … Read more