Wigan Warriors

  • UCLan and Wigan Warriors team up

    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has secured a sponsorship deal with the Wigan Warriors for the 2009 and 2010 engage Super League seasons. The partnership will see the Warriors benefit with video analysis support from UCLan, a number of university degree places for its Accelerate Squad players and staff as well as fitness testing support for all Wigan’s squads from scholarship through to first team. The club aim to use the university’s extensive marketing and communication channels t...

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  • Wigan To Play NZ Warriors In London?

    Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has revealed ambitious plans for international expansion by suggesting to a New Zealand radio station – Trackside Radio - he wants to see his Warriors side take on New Zealand Warriors in London. Following the announcement that Wigan will play South Sydney in Australia in 2018, it appears Lenagan is open to further games against NRL opponents. Lenagan said “We, for example, have a very close relationship with New Zealand Warriors because there’s lots of Kiwis who...

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  • 188 Bet Take A Punt On Wigan

    Wigan Warriors have unveiled leading online bookmaker 188BET as the club’s new main sponsor with the firm's logo set to appear on the front of the new 2016 shirts which are due to be unveiled shortly. This deal marks a succession of high profile sponsorship deals from 188BET, who have in the past been associated with football, cricket and snooker and will be well known to Warriors fans having previously appeared on the shoulder of the Wigan Warriors shirt back in 2010. Wigan Warriors’ market...

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  • End of JJB shirt tales at Wigan

    JJB Sports will be stepping down as the main shirt sponsors of the Wigan Warriors at the end of the current Super League season. JJB have been the main club sponsor for eight years and have had their name on the front of the home and away shirt for the same period. They have also previously been the kit and training wear manufacturer and supplier. The club have begun the process of finding a new main sponsor for 2009 season and negotiations are well underway with several interested parties. War...

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  • Lenagan Speaks To iSportconnect

    Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan has spoken to iSportconnect about turning the club into a profit-making business from one that made a £1 million-per-year loss, changing kit supplier and sponsor in 2015 and what he thinks the future holds for rugby league. Can you tell us about your background and how you became the chairman of Wigan Warriors? I’m a ‘Wiganer’ by birth, I was born and brought up in Wigan until I was 18 and went off to university. My family’s a working class family but...

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  • Lenagan - Don’t Lift Salary Cap

    Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan doesn’t think the Super League salary cap needs lifting – despite an exodus of stars to the NRL, according to Wigan Today. The strength of the Australian dollar – as well as a higher salary cap – has made the NRL a move attractive option. And Salford’s ambitious new owner Dr Marwan Koukash is among those wanting the £1.6m wage ceiling raised to try and help keep the best players in this country. Only last week, Wigan pair Lee Mossop and Gareth Hock - on l...

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  • Saracens and Warriors Unite

    Wigan Warriors and Saracens have announced a historic partnership between the two clubs, incorporating co-operation between the respective coaching teams and academies, player loans and a cross-code match. Joel Tomkins, 24, Wigan and England, will join Saracens with immediate effect. The centre said: “I will always be a proud Wiganer, but everybody in rugby union and rugby league can see there is something very special happening at Saracens, and I can’t wait to be part of it.” Ian Lenagan...

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  • London Calling For Wigan Warriors

    Wigan Warriors are considering three London venues to host one of their First Utility Super League fixtures this season. Millwall's The New Den, QPR's Loftus Road and Fulham's Craven Cottage are all on the shortlist for owner Ian Lenaghan, who is confident of being able to switch one of their home fixtures to the capital this season. The former director and major shareholder of London Broncos said: "It is a sensible way of expanding the game."...

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  • Warriors Lose Sponsor Before Challenge Cup Final

    Wigan Warriors have announced that DW Sports Fitness will be the shirt sponsor for Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup Final against Hull FC at Wembley after main sponsor Applicado Cheer went bust. The news of the firm's collapse will come as a blow to the high-flying Super League club but it has managed to strike a one-off deal with Dave Whelan's company, which obviously has close links to the club, at short notice and it is reported to be worth a five-figure sum. The Warriors insist that a f...

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  • Wigan Gain A Thirst For Magners

    Wigan Warriors have unveiled Magners Irish Cider as a new partner of the Club from 2012. The partnership with the Warriors is a two year deal and is built on the back of their Match Sponsorship of this season’s Big One 3 game against Huddersfield Giants back in June which attracted a crowd of over 19,000 fans to the DW Stadium. Speaking after the announcement, Magners GB Ltd national account executive, Neil Leamey, said: “As the saying goes ‘There’s Method in the Magners’ and we certa...

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