Fan Appreciation Shirts launch

  • Eligible fans can claim their shirt from Saturday morning at Robin Park Arena
  • Exclusive event featuring first team players for qualifying fans scheduled for Saturday 24th July
  • Design features the names of supporters who selected to donate their 2020 season ticket credit

Wigan Warriors are pleased to announce the arrival of the long-awaited Fan Appreciation Shirt that is so richly deserved by every 2020 season ticket holder who kindly donated their season ticket credit back to the Club.

After a patient wait for the complicated manufacturing process and shipping to the UK to take place, supporters who are keen to start wearing the shirt featuring their name with pride have the chance to do so as early as Saturday morning (3rd July). As an additional thank you to everyone for their patience in waiting for the shirts’ arrival, each jersey will be accompanied by a voucher for £5 off any in store purchase over £40, which will be valid until Saturday 31st July.

The shirts will be available from the temporary Robin Park Arena store from tomorrow as part of a special week-long opening for those who are desperate to be among the first wearing the shirts, or alternatively, fans are welcome to wait for the promised exclusive open day for donors, which has been provisionally scheduled for Saturday 24th July.

Also taking place at Robin Park Arena, the event has been lined up for the first weekend after social distancing rules are set to be relaxed and will allow eligible fans to pick up their shirt from the first team squad, who will be on hand to meet fans and hand over the jerseys.

Full clarification on the exact timings and any relevant access information will be confirmed as soon as the government has clarified the rules on social distancing that will apply after the widely-discussed 19th July change of regulations.

The Fan Appreciation Shirt is exclusively available to all supporters who were season ticket holders in 2020 and completed our response form to confirm that they wanted to support the club through troubled times by writing off credit they were owed as a donation to the Club, entitling them to thank you gifts including the shirt and a place on the Fan Wall inside the gym and matchday Fanzone area at Robin Park Arena, both of which feature the names of every donor.

Please be aware that shirts have all been ordered based on the size that each supporter selected when completing the response form and cannot be exchanged at the time of collection, as they have been ordered to suit the precise numbers requested in each size. Those wishing that they had selected a different size are strongly advised to keep their shirt bagged and tagged to explore the possibility of exchanging it with other fans in a similar position once all the shirts have been distributed.

Some of the names on the back of the shirt

As stated last August when the credit decision process was being undertaken, any supporters who deferred their credit as a discount off a 2021/2022 season ticket or asked for a refund do not qualify for a Fan Appreciation Shirt.

Robin Park Arena store opening hours over the course of the special opening this week are:

Saturday 3rd July: 10am to 4pm

Sunday 4th July: Closed

Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July: 9am to 5pm

Saturday 10th July: 10am to 4pm

Any remaining shirts after this date will be held in reserve for collection at the special fan day on 24th July, with no shirts available for collection prior to the home game against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday 11th July due to limited space in store.

Supporters will be asked to sign for any shirts they collect so that they can all be accounted for, whether they’re collected in store or at the fan day. Please make sure you know the relevant name and client code for every shirt you wish to collect. A further announcement on collection details will be made regarding any shirts that remain after the 24th July event.

The Club once again wishes to reiterate its thanks to all the supporters who qualify for a Fan Appreciation Shirt and hope that it remains a treasured souvenir of the year you helped the Club through one of its most challenging periods.