Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ Academy players help out at homeless shelters.
For the past month, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have worked alongside CAP (Community Awareness Programme) Wakefield, providing help to volunteers and work experience for the Academy squad. CAP is a charity to help and support the homeless and disadvantaged people in the Wakefield District with the aim of getting them back into shelter and a working life.
The project is funded by donations from the general public and private donations; there are six trustees, a management committee and a team of 40 dedicated volunteers. Each of the academy boys were put into a small team and were given a week’s work experience at the homeless shelter to help the volunteers and undertake tasks such as; washing up, organising clothes, distributing furniture and speaking to individuals.
Head of Youth Development, Ryan Hudson said, “All the academy squad have taken part in this work experience. It was a very big eye opener, especially for our new recruits; some of them have never even washed up before.
“Hopefully, when our players are not happy with having to go to college and training, they will remember how fortunate they, and also how important it is to contribute to the local community.”