Summer Camp Success

posted on 16 August 2010

Last week saw 110 youngsters take part in the ever-popular Wildcats Summer Camps in association with Wakefield College and Healthier Communities Fund. The boys and girls aged between 5 and 14 years old had a fantastic time with the Wildcats Community Team at Thornes Park College from Tuesday to Friday where they chose to either take part in a Multi-Sports Camp or Camp Dolls.

The Multi-Sports camp, which was lead by Development Officers Richard Cattley, Gavyn Lighthowler, Kevin Hall and Joe Allot, managed to avoid the rain for the majority of the 4 days whilst they played an array of different team based games which all ages were able to get involved in. The highlight of their week was when the entire 1st Team squad visited camp and chatted to the young fans and were happy to pose for photographs and sign autographs.

The Dance camp which was lead by Projects Manager Sarah Robinson, Development officer Jodie Travis and the Wildcat Dolls, involved the usual dance, acting and singing sessions with an addition of auditions for an X-Factor style ‘sing-off’ which was judged at the end of week show. The children were thrilled to learn on Tuesday morning that their singing sessions would be lead by Sophie Wyscozanski who is currently part of the ‘Super Group’ on Channel 5’s Don’t Stop Believing. The final afternoon of Camp Dolls saw a packed out theatre of family and friends, watch the children perform what they had learnt all week, and all children had a great time.

The Summer Camp presentation took place at the last home game of the season when Wakefield Trinity Wildcats took on Warrington Wolves. Children were presented with a medal and a voucher for a 2011 Season Ticket. Special awards were given out to the 3 children that the Multi-Sports Leaders felt were worthy of the ‘Top Cat Award’ – the Winner of this award was Ethan Thackray with close runners up being Kain Hamner and Chris Abbott. Camp Dolls awards went to – Emily Jo Brown for Most Outstanding Effort, Katie Pitchford for Most Improved, Kirsten Jagger for Most Outstanding Performer and the Future Wildcat Doll Award went to Mollie Bradshaw.

Projects Manager Sarah said “Full credit needs to be given to the Community Team for putting on a fantastic week of activity for the young fans. The children were great fun to work with and we hope to see them all again at the 2011 Easter Camp!”

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