Meet Sherwood Wolf Hunt Chairman & Ireland Team Manager Adam Bates – Ep 7
od rugby league This week on the Rugby League Outsiders podcast, we are joined by special guest, Adam Bates Chairman of Sherwood Wolf Hunt & Team Manager for Ireland in the 2022 World Cup. 💪
🏉 ABOUT ADAM BATES
Originally born in Rochdale, Adam was a relative latecomer to rugby league but soon became a huge fan. Known in the game as being a forward-thinking, extremely diligent administrator Adam is the former CEO of the Rochdale Hornets, Chairman of Sherwood Wolf Hunt & team manager for Ireland RLFC.
🏉 ABOUT THE RUGBY LEAGUE OUTSIDERS PODCAST
Welcome to Rugby League Outsiders, where two passionate fans and former players, Karl Walker and Craig Williams, bring their love for the game to the Midlands. After relocating to the area, they were disappointed to find that rugby league wasn’t as prevalent as it was in their former homes.
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✅ BACKGROUND – Can you tell us about your background in rugby league and how you became involved with Sherwood Wolf Hunt and the Irish national team?
✅ CHALLENGES – What are some of the challenges you face as Chairman of a rugby league team in a non-traditional area like Nottinghamshire?
✅ STARTING OUT – How did the Sherwood Wolf Hunt team come together and what are your goals for the team in the coming seasons?
✅ WORLD CUP PREP – As Team Manager for Ireland in the 2022 World Cup, what were your expectations for the team and how did you prepare for the tournament?
✅ GROWTH IN IRELAND – Can you speak to the growth of rugby league in Ireland and what opportunities there are for expansion in the country?
✅ THE FUTURE – What role do you think smaller teams like Sherwood Wolf Hunt play in that future?
✅ ADVICE FOR YOUNG PLAYERS – What advice do you have for young players who aspire to play at a high level in rugby league, either domestically or internationally?
✅ UPCOMING GAMES – Are there any upcoming games or events that you’re particularly looking forward to?