Club thanks Wakefield

  • Wigan thank Wakefield for their warm welcome on Friday night.
  • Wakefield unveiled their new Neil Fox MBE stand for the first time.
  • Kris Radlinski: “The newly introduced stand and facilities were truly outstanding, reflecting the Club’s vision and execution of a great project.”

Wigan Warriors played Wakefield Trinity on Friday in Matty Ashurst’s Testimonial in what was their first game following the opening of the new Neil Fox MBE Stand.

Whilst the game was abandoned after an hour due to floodlight failure, Wigan Warriors wish to thank Wakefield Trinity for their hospitality and congratulate them on their ambition to improve their facilities which will ultimately be a fantastic asset for their Club and the sport of Rugby League. 

Wigan Warriors Chief Executive Kris Radlinski said: “Regrettably, Friday night’s game at Wakefield was marred by an interruption. Sometimes these things happen, and the match official’s decision to abandon the game was the correct call. Nonetheless, it’s crucial not to let this incident overshadow the overall success of the evening for the Wakefield club.

“The newly introduced stand and facilities were truly outstanding, reflecting the club’s vision and execution of a great project. Despite the setback in the game, we extend our congratulations to Wakefield for their commitment to enhancing the overall experience for fans and players alike.”

Off the field, Wigan have agreed on a dual registration partnership that will benefit both Clubs throughout 2024.

Radlinski added: “On behalf of our club, we would like to convey our best wishes to Wakefield for the upcoming 2024 season. May it be filled with success and positive outcomes on and off the field.”

In addition, we would like to congratulate Matty Ashurst on a wonderful career in the game. Although it did not turn out to be his perfect night due to the floodlight failure, I think the number of people who attended showed just how well Matty is considered with the game

Monday 29 January 2024