In Memoriam: Maurice Lindsay

Today, Wigan Warriors are deeply saddened to announce the passing of former Chairman Maurice Lindsay at the age of 81.

Lindsay joined Wigan in 1980 and went on to lead the Club through a period of transformation which included winning eight consecutive Challenge Cups. 

He was responsible for recruiting some of the biggest names in Wigan’s history including Ellery Hanley, Brett Kenny and Martin Offiah. 

Lindsay was respected and admired throughout the world of Rugby League and will be forever remembered as a visionary – proposing the Super League which changed the face of Rugby League forever. 

He also served on the board of Wigan Athletic under Dave Whelan and was Chairman of Preston North End for a short period of time. 

Wigan Warriors sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maurice at this very sad time. 

There will be more to follow later today.