Warriors fan born on Cup Final day to be mascot at Wembley

In 2013, Wigan Warriors beat Hull FC 16-0 at Wembley Stadium but one fan – Lauren Sutton – missed all the action after going into labour before kick-off.

Despite being her due date, Lauren travelled to Wembley in the hope of watching the Warriors lift the Challenge Cup but she went into labour shortly before kick-off and missed the final.

This year Lauren will be making the trip again, this time with her daughter Amber, who was born at Northwick Park Hospital on Challenge Cup Final day 2013 weighing seven pounds one ounce.

With the help of Club Chairman Chris Brookes and Chief Executive Kris Radlinski, 10-year-old Amber will be a mascot at this weekend’s Betfred Challenge Cup Final as Wigan Warriors take on Warrington Wolves.

Season Ticket Holder Lauren, said:”Everyone thought I was mad when I made the decision to travel to Wembley for the 2013 Challenge Cup Final because it was my due date, but my passion for Wigan Warriors is in my blood – so off I went!

“The drama started when Amber decided to make her way into the World just before kick-off and was born just a few hours later in hospital.”

She added: “We are a Rugby family and are all attending the game on Saturday, so it’s going to be extra special with Amber being a mascot.

“Amber has developed her own passion for the Warriors, she attends most games and always carries her sharpie pen when visiting Robin Park in case she spots one of the players to sign her shirt.”

Amber was lucky enough to get her photo with the Betfred Super League, League Leaders’, World Club Challenge and Wheelchair Super League trophies last week when visiting Robin Park Arena.

“In Amber’s words, she is ‘so excited’ and it really is a little girl’s dream come true. I would like to thank everyone at the Club for making this possible for Amber. Good Luck to Wigan and I hope we can bring the trophy home like we did in 2013 when I brought home my little Wigan Warrior.”

Limited tickets for the Betfred Challenge Cup Final remain, click HERE for all the ticket information and to secure your seat.

Wednesday 05 June 2024