A PUB in the centre of town has submitted an application to create a mural of a Warrington Wolves living legend.

The King's Head, off Winwick Street, with the help of Warrington Arts Council has asked the council for permission to paint a mural of Paul Cullen on one of its walls.

Applying for planning permission due to the building being a listed historical site, the King's Head says that the application is for a 'painting of a mural of Warrington-born Paul Cullen, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016 on the south-facing gable wall of the King's Head.'

Warrington Guardian: The former Wire head coach was inducted into the Hall of Fame following his outstanding contributions to the sportThe former Wire head coach was inducted into the Hall of Fame following his outstanding contributions to the sport (Image: Newsquest)

The application highlights the necessity for planning permission for the proposed mural, saying: "This is a historic Grade II listed building that was previously a coaching inn."

Documents add: "Paul Cullen saved Warrington from relegation in the 2003 season and this mural is a painting of his salute to fans at that final match of the season which was also the last match to be played at Wilderspool Stadium before it was demolished."

Cullen's contribution to Warrington Wolves was enormous.

He was inducted into the Warrington RLFC Players Hall of Fame in recognition of his services to the club.

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Cullen became the first person to complete a triple whammy of having been born in the town, having played for Wire and then having taken on the mantle of being the club's head coach.

When his earlier roles of club captain, commercial manager, assistant coach and defensive coach are also taken into account, there are few who have had more involvement, passion and influence in Warrington's premier club since its birth in 1876.

His entire professional playing career of 16 seasons - encompassing 350 appearances - was spent at Wilderspool and then in August, 2002, he answered the club's SOS call to take over the coaching reins from David Plange as the threat of relegation hung over the club for the first time in history.

He remained in the sport at the start of the 2023 season, as the chairman of the Rugby Football League's Match Review Panel.

Warrington Borough Council is due to decide on this application by December 28.