Warriors Unveil 2010 Home Shirt

Wigan Warriors today unveil the new 2010 Home and Away shirts. The Home shirt stays with the traditional colours of cherry-and-white but this year with a black collar and with cherry shorts and socks. The Away shirt is black with a silver asymmetrical flash, black shorts and black socks.

The shirts have been designed and produced by Rugby Manufacturer, KooGa, with Adult Sizes again priced at £42.99 and with Junior and Youth Sizes at £32.99.

Both sets of shirts will be available to pre-order today at wiganwarriors.com/store, at Warriors World at Hilton Street in Wigan and by calling the Merchandise Hotline on 0845 13 048 13. Both shirts with be officially launched and available pre-Christmas with the final details confirmed in due course.

The Club is in final discussions with a number of potential sponsors for 2010 and hopes to be in a position to confirm the details in the next few weeks. The first batch of shirts will be available to supporters without sponsorship with fans given the opportunity, if they wish, to then add sponsors logos at a later date free of charge. For the first time, all Wigan Home and Away shirts will feature the embroidered engage Super League badge on both sleeves as standard.

Speaking about the new designs, Chief Executive Mick Hogan said:

"We think the supporters will really like the new-look playing kit for 2010. We are also conscious of the need to launch the new shirts with Christmas around the corner and will do so, initially, unbranded but will offer our supporters the facility for free for them to add the sponsors' names to the replicas in due course. We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes with potential sponsors and hope to be in a position to make an announcement soon."

Ian Lenagan, Chairman, commented:

"The sponsorship market remains at its most difficult for many years and, in spite of 12-months of selling effort from Geoff Warburton, Mick Hogan and our specialist agents, the economic background means that we have not yet been able to finalise a main sponsor deal which reflects the real value of the Wigan Warriors brand over future years. Consequently, whilst we finalise the group of sponsors for this year's playing shirts and continue the extensive search for the right long-term main sponsor, we felt it important to release the new shirts for the Christmas fans' market."

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