THE Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation's Man of Steel win is a reward for its efforts in promoting rugby for women and disabled people, the charity's boss says.

Super League’s annual glitzy awards ceremony was held at the Lowry in Salford on Sunday, October 6.

And while Blake Austin missed out on the Steve Prescott Man of Steel to Salford’s Jackson Hastings and Justin Holbrook was chosen as Coach of the Year over St Helens’ Justin Holbrook, the Wire were able to claim success off the pitch.

The club scooped Foundation of the Year for its vital work in the community – including its efforts to get women and residents with physical and learning disabilities to play rugby league.

Wolves’ women’s team will play in the Championship Final this weekend in their inaugural season, while the physical disability rugby league team won the first Super League Grand Final.

Learning disability rugby league player Oliver Thomason stole the show during the ceremony, with heart-warming clips of the foundation volunteer collecting the award and meeting Hastings being widely shared on social media.

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Foundation director Neil Kelly said: “The team push hard, but they have got their rewards.

“We are doing some fantastic work in disability and the women’s game as well.

“We’re hoping that the women’s team will be in Super League next year, the PDRL side are champions and LDRL is going from strength to strength.

“It will take time to develop our wheelchair team, but the guys there are learning as they go.

“This is a big area of growth in the sport and I’m pleased that we’re at the forefront of all these things that are going on.

“We are a part of the town and we couldn’t do what we do without the club’s brand and the work the players do in the community.”