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Daryl Powell on the difficulties of changing the culture at Warrington Wolves & communications with fans

Warrington Wolves caught the eye when they announced that fans’ questions would be answered in a Season Debrief with Daryl Powell interviewed by Sky Sports Brian Carney, an ex-Warrington man himself.

After their worst finish in Super League, it was a chance to gauge what it has been like on the inside of this transitional season and where the Wolves are headed to in 2023 and beyond under Powell.

One big thing at the centre of Powell’s changes has been his determination to change the culture and philosophies in the playing group.

He noted that this has been a difficult area in 2022 believing that some people didn’t want to change this year.

He said: “A lot of that is doing simple things and being humble, it needs a fair bit of change and I don’t think some people wanted to change this year. I think that would be why, because it requires a fair bit of change.”

Culture is about the whole club and always will be. This goes from the owner, to the coach, to the players, to the kitman all the way to the fans.

On this, one of the questions posed to Powell by a fan centred around communication between the club and the fans.

Here’s what Powell had to say on this: “I recognise that’s something we need to work really hard on. There were times last year when the fan connection was great and at times it’s not great and I’m responsible for that.

“Sort of things we’re going to be doing like open training sessions, fan forums and how they help us during the game. Players getting out into the local community to make sure we are connected as a whole club.”

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