Wolfpack deepen relationship with Manchester City

Toronto Wolfpack have been given access Manchester City’s training facilities as part of a growing relationship with the Premier League Champions.

The Wolfpack hosted the club’s media day at the club’s Academy Stadium last week.

But now, League Express has learned that the two clubs have forged a strong partnership that has seen Toronto use their training facilities in the build-up to the Super League season, while they will continue to have access to the facilities as the season continues.

Toronto have recently invested money to develop their facilities at Hopwood Hall and the club has no plans to leave their regular base. However, they plan on utilising their link with the Premier League side more in the future.

“We started speaking to City around the time of the Sonny Bill Williams announcement and we were keen to supplement our facilities at Hopwood Hall with state of the art support,” said Toronto’s Martin Vickers.

“City approached us by chance and it meant that we didn’t have to do warm weather training as it’s on our doorstep.

“It’s a partnership going from strength to strength, with the media brief being hosted at their Academy facility. It’s a standard we’ve set with high-quality PR and media and that was rewarded with crews from all over the world coming to the launch.

“It’s a relationship we’re taking month by month. We have talked about playing games at their Academy facility. It could be one that gathers a lot of momentum. We’re happy with the Hopwood Hall facility and we’ve recently invested heavily into to it, but it’s there to use in the big build-ups to key matches.”