Rochdale continue link with Wolves

James Gordon

Warrington and Championship side Rochdale Hornets will continue their dual-registration partnership in 2018 for the third consecutive year.

Lee Mitchell, Declan Kay and Lewis Hatton have all made the permanent move to Rochdale over the close season having starred on dual-registration last season.

The agreement will once again see Wolves players available to play for the Hornets, while the Wolves’ training facilities at the University of Chester will be made available for the Hornets, including the gym and indoor training barn.

Rochdale coach Alan Kilshaw said: “I am delighted we are able to further strengthen and extend the partnership with Warrington Wolves.

“We have a great relationship with the club and its key members of staff. I have been really pleased and impressed with Steve Price after meeting him and discussing how the partnership will work and develop this season.

“I think it’s important we mention how Warrington have supported us and assisted the club with facilities and best practice over the past two seasons, and this will further increase next year.

“Some dual registration partnerships are given bad press but this is a huge club who genuinely want to help a Championship club, as well as seeing the benefits for themselves.

“Karl Fitzpatrick has been great throughout the process and the club are thankful to him for getting this over the line.”