CHILDREN from around the town got a nice surprise last night as they turned up for rugby training.

All seven of Warrington's community clubs were visited by first-team players from the Warrington Wolves men's and women's teams to help deliver their coaching.

More than 500 junior players took part in sessions at Crosfields, Latchford Giants, Woolston Rovers, Bank Quay Bulls, Rylands Sharks, Burtonwood Bulldogs and Culcheth Eagles as well as the club's girls' community session.

“As a squad we’ve covered all community clubs tonight with some assisted coaching and it’s been class getting involved," said head coach Daryl Powell, who attended the Latchford session at Victoria Park.

“We want more people to play the game and a big part of that is the professional club getting out there and supporting our community sides.

“Ultimately, the community game is where all players came from and giving back is what it’s all about.

"It’s great to see people giving up their time and giving back to the young people of Warrington. I’ve been really impressed with the young players tonight.

“The people who support us are the very people who we’re out here with working with and talking to. Those bonds are really important.  

“It’s been a great night and I hope it has been everywhere else too.”