In the Club’s 150th year Wigan Warriors are pleased to support the newly formed ‘Wigan Rugby Heritage Society’ – created by the fans and created for the fans.
The Heritage Society is being set up by Warriors fans Neil Davies, Marc Selby and Pete O’Neil to preserve and promote the Heritage of Wigan Warriors.
As a non-profit, members society, it will remain independent but work in partnership with Wigan Warriors and be recognised as a main source of historical and statistical information. It will also be used as an archive for historic artifacts.
With 99 members signed up already, the society will actively promote knowledge of the Club’s history through regular meetings, exhibitions, special events and be run by fan volunteers who have a passion for preserving the history of Wigan Warriors.
It will look to collect and collate through methods such as crowd funding, fundraising and donations with regular meetings taking place for members to sit, discuss, reminisce and view the items in the collection.
The three main aims for the Heritage Society are:
- To identify, catalogue and preserve material relating to Wigan Warriors and to act as a safe depository for material relating to the Rugby League Club and to accept donations, bequests and otherwise acquire such material which will be kept separate from any private members collections.
- To research and record all aspects of the history of the Rugby League Club and persons associated to it and to raise interest and awareness of the history of Wigan Warriors.
- To host exhibitions, presentations, talks, video nights, fundraising events, past player recognition, community work, family histories and ancestry records, as well as preserving the grave sites of past players.
The Heritage Society are looking for more people to be involved with the view of appointing committee members. If you would like to become a member and be a part of preserving and celebrating the rich history of Wigan Warriors, just fill out the short application form by clicking HERE, which consists of your full name, contact details and a box to say why you would like to be part of it.
To find out more about the Heritage Society, click HERE.