As he assumes his role as Warrington Wolves’ new head coach, Daryl Powell pens the following column exclusively for the Warrington Guardian…

DEAR Readers,

Six months after being offered the Warrington head coach’s job for 2022, I’m absolutely delighted to be here now and to be able to get stuck in.

I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead and the opportunity that this fantastic club has offered me.

I’m meeting all the players individually at the moment to just get a sense of them as people and I’m slowly getting to find my way around the town – I’ve still got the satnav on all the time but the roads are getting more familiar each day!

It’s really important to me that I immerse myself in the local community. I’m reading the 140 years of the Wire book at the minute which tells the history of the club and I feel it’s important that I embed myself in the town.

I had a good conversation and a photograph in Lymm the other day with a group of fans and I’m excited to meet more supporters in the coming months.


Powell meeting a group of Warrington Wolves supporters at the Golden Fleece pub in Lymm last week

Powell meeting a group of Warrington Wolves supporters at the Golden Fleece pub in Lymm last week


I’ve always thought that the Warrington fans are brilliant and have a great understanding of the game.

I’ve got an evening with the club sponsors next month and those sort of events for me are important to get my personality across - I think sometimes because people only see me on a game day they think I’m a bit miserable!

Hopefully I can get my personality across and people can understand how much the game and the club that I’m coaching means to me.

I have a really strong idea of how the game should be played and I’m looking to put that across from day one so that the fans can hopefully enjoy the style of rugby that we’re going to play here by a group of fantastic rugby league players.

I’ve never been deterred by any challenge that’s been put in front of me. I’ve always known exactly what I want to achieve when I go into a club.

This is one of the most special clubs in rugby league. It’s got a rich history over many years and a really strong heritage.

The atmosphere at The Halliwell Jones Stadium is electric and I thought coming out of Covid-19 Warrington did an awesome job in building the spectator base with crowds coming back.

I can’t wait to experience some special nights as the home coach here now.

I will see you all in 2022,



Daryl Powell. Picture by Warrington Wolves

Daryl Powell. Picture by Warrington Wolves

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