Wigan Warriors Announce schedule details of historic New South Wales Tour
Warriors to spend first week in Wollongong with lots going on
- Fans to have several chances to meet the players and some RL legends
Wigan Warriors have today issued an overview for the first week of the Club’s historic 2018 Tour to New South Wales where they will spend the first nine days in the beautiful Wollongong region.
Wigan will create history in February when they take the first ever Super League game outside of Europe, when they host Hull FC at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday 10th February.
The following week both teams will then create more history for the game as they head to Sydney for the first ever Double Header between Super League and NRL teams where Wigan will take on South Sydney Rabbitohs and Hull FC face St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 17thFebruary.
Wigan will arrive in New South Wales on Saturday 3rd February and call Wollongong home for the first week of the tour with a host of fan events and community activities planned for the week, the first being an open community BBQ scheduled on the Sunday evening on the stunning Northbeach. A civic reception will formally welcome the team to Wollongong on the Tuesday before the team take part in an open training session at the University of Wollongong that afternoon before Local networking and coaching events which are planned for that evening.
The team will get their first look at the scenic WIN Stadium on Wednesday when they train at the venue with key stakeholders and tour partners watching on as the backdrop for the first of several key business community events. This will also be the fans’ first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the venue as once again all fans will be welcome to attend the team training session.
The following day on the Thursday, fans will have their chance to get up close and personal with the Wigan squad as the whole team will be attending meet the team and signing session events in Wollongong as well as extensive community events throughout the Illawarra and South Coast region.
Fans won’t want to be anywhere else but Wollongong on the Friday with a very special day planned in the city. Fans will have their chance to revel in the decorated history of the Wigan Rugby League Club, celebrate the traditional links with superstars of Australian Rugby League and relive famous moments with some great friends with another fantastic event in store.
Off the back of an event-filled week throughout the region, history will then be made in front of a packed WIN stadium on Saturday 10th February as Wigan and Hull FC face off 7:45pm.
Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said:
“With less than four months to go until our historic tour to Wollongong and Sydney what better way to mark that than to give fans an overview of the first week of the tour.
“Whilst we still have some details to confirm and more exciting announcements to make, we wanted to give fans a feel for what they can expect whilst we are over in New South Wales.
“Having recently visited the city myself, the people of Wollongong simply cannot wait to welcome the team and Wigan fans to the region. It’s a fantastic place and I can assure any Wigan fan that makes the journey over, it will be the trip of a lifetime!”
Week One of the 2018 NSW Tour:
Saturday 3rd February – Wigan arrive in Wollongong
Sunday 4th February – Open Community BBQ, Wollongong
Tuesday 6th February – Open training session at the University of Wollongong
Wednesday 7th February – Open training session at WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Thursday 8th February – Meet the Team Event, Signing Session and Regional Community Events throughout the Illawarra
Friday 9th February – ‘Wigan Celebrates’ milestone event to mark the historic tour, Wollongong
Saturday 10th February – Wigan Warriors v Hull FC at WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Details of the teams’ second week of the tour in Sydney will be revealed soon with on-going details on all tour events and activities planned released as we build up to the tour.
Wigan and Rugby League fans can find all of the information they require about the Club’s 2018 tour to New South Wales simply by visiting www.wiganwarriors.com/nsw-tour.
Tickets for the games in New South Wales are on general sale. For full details CLICK HERE.
Official tours from Shearings are now available with details available HERE.
Wigan Warriors and Hull FC in Sydney and Wollongong, 2018, is brought to you by Destination New South Wales and Destination Wollongong.