WOOLSTON Rovers Rugby League Club has announced the appointment of player Dom Ball as their new Community Development Officer.
This is an exciting new role that is aimed at reaching out to the local community in several different ways to encourage greater engagement with the club, and not all of them will be totally related to Rugby League.
Pete Bowden, Junior and Youth Chairman said, “I believe this is a fantastic opportunity to promote our club and show how inclusive and innovative the sport of Rugby League is. If the last 12 months have taught us anything it is that we all need each other and having more community involvement can only be a positive.”
Open Age Chairman Steve Moore added, “The appointment of Dom Ball into the role of Community Development Officer is an exciting one for me. I believe rugby league should be at the heart of any rugby-playing town. We at Woolston Rovers want to interact with the whole of the Woolston community and I believe that Dom, who is a current Rovers player and has experience working within Warrington Wolves Foundation, is the perfect person for this role.
Reflecting on his appointment Dom said, “We have been able to show over the years the large part that Woolston Rovers have played in using sport to keep more young people engaged in physical activity within their local community. This role will allow me to introduce the club to new and more diverse areas of involvement by getting more people involved in the great work going on at the club without necessarily having to pick up a rugby ball. I will be pushing to expand the club’s engagement with the wider community groups through the use of sports, arts and inclusion. Now more than ever is the perfect time to show the local community what we can offer to them and how much we would love to have them involved in what we do. Becoming a hub for people in the community to get involved, be healthy, and feel safe.”