THE reigning Super League champions were in South Cumbria last week passing on some of their knowledge to the next generation of rugby league players.

Having spent two days at Barrow Island, coaches from the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation then decamped to Askam's Fallowfield Park home last Thursday to work with a group of nearly 40 youngsters.

They ranged from those just making their way in the sport at under-eights level to those who are established at under-14s level, with a healthy contingent coming from the home club along with those who play for other teams in the area.

With the help of Askam under-12s coaches Zoe Guest and Phil Caine, the Wigan coaches put on a variety of training drills and games to help the boys and girls in attendance hone their skills, starting with the basics and working through different levels.

Not only that, but they brought the Super League trophy with them too, giving the young players the chance to pose for photographs with a prize they may well have dreams of lifting for real one day.

The Warriors are regular visitors to Cumbria, with Askam the latest club to host one of their school holiday camps.

Several players from the area have gone on to be part of the junior set-up at Wigan too, with former Dalton youth team member Liam Paisley now making his way in the first team at the DW Stadium.