posted on 27 February 2012

The Wildcats Community Trust have welcomed a familiar face with Semi Tadulala beginning work as Project Manager.

Semi Tadulala is welcomed to the Trust team by Director of Education Mark Winder.

Semi will project manage the Trusts involvement with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, an independent regeneration organisation that was established in 1999 to improve the quality of life in Britain’s coalfield communities.

As part of his role, the former Wildcats winger will utilise the clubs ‘Learning Zone’ facility to deliver inclusive positive out of school hours activities to children and young people (7-11), and adult learning opportunities to older people for those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET’s).

As well as this, NEET’s will be given the opportunity to participate in volunteer mentoring.
Additionally, using the Trusts inflatable Sport Zone the Wildcats will work with 11-19 year olds in an out of school project that will provide positive activity to divert anti-social behaviour, improve participation in positive activity,  promote healthy lifestyles and Further Education to ultimately increase aspirations, skills and employability.

Wildcats Director of Education Mark Winder commented: “This is a key appointment for the Community Trust.

“We are taking steps for the provision of offering the people of Wakefield support through primary schools as well as raising aspirations across the age ranges and making Wakefield an aspirational place to be.”

Semi, who is now playing for Championship side Keighley Cougars after previously being a full-time professional with the Wildcats and Bradford Bulls amongst others, is looking forward to the new challenge.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work within the Wildcats Community Trust and help make a difference to the people of Wakefield,” he said.

“This project will benefit a lot of people in Wakefield, from primary school children to young adults and also older adults in terms of allowing them the opportunity to get online and improve their skills.”

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