Widnes Vikings launched the arrival of ‘A Question of Blokes’ to Halton, that kicked off at The Cricketers Arms, affectionately known as ‘Leggies’, last month

The night saw some of Widnes Vikings famous faces take part in the free-to-view event, which will put their sporting knowledge to the test. Taking the place of Sue Barker was well known TV and radio presenter Roy Basnett, whose job it will be to keep the two panels in check throughout.

This event will be the first of a 3 date spectacular and is a club-take on the popular TV show ‘A Question of Sport’. However, in line with our commitment to working with key partners to tackle health inequalities across Halton, will also include some subtle information on how men can keep healthy, in addition to the more well known sporting knowledge rounds.
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Ernie Benbow State of Mind Trustee (seen with former Deputy PM Nick Clegg handing over a State of Mind tee shirt) and Ian Knott State of Mind presenter and former player were on hand at the first event and were impressed with the evening’s events.

The programme has been coordinated by Widnes Vikings, in partnership with Halton Clinical Commissioning Group and Halton Borough Council with the support of Local partners, State of Mind, Citizens Advice Bureau and importantly the players and coaches of Widnes Vikings!

Speaking of the event, Dave Sweeney, Director of Transformation at Halton Clinical Commissioning Group said “Halton Arms is a way of connecting with the real health issues of the borough, predominantly looking to engage with men offering funky, fun ways to improve their health and wellbeing”.

Councillor Marie Wright, Portfolio Holder for Health & Wellbeing at Halton Borough Council said “Men often find it hard to talk about their health so doing it as part of a fun and engaging event like this makes it easier for everyone.”

Richard Munson, Community Integrated Director at Widnes Vikings said ‘We are committed to working with our health partners to create innovative engagement opportunities for the public to learn more about keeping healthy. We think ‘A Question of Blokes’ will be an enjoyable night in the pub for blokes to come along, meet some of the players and coaches, hear some stories, and maybe pick up some key information on men’s health’.

For more information on ‘A Question of Blokes’ please contact Dan Scott on 0151 495 2250 or email daniels@widnesvikings.co.uk.