St Helens are one of the biggest teams in rugby league history, winning England’s top division 17 times, the Challenge Cup 13 times as well as two World Club Challenge titles.
Their name is known by almost every fan in the world, and in 2023 they will celebrate a very special anniversary – it is the club’s 150th since the club was founded.
It all started back in 1873 when William Douglas Herman created the club in the Fleece Hotel in St Helens.
Now, 149 years later and with over 70 trophies to their name, the Red Vee are in red-hot form on the back of winning their fourth consecutive Super League title, a feat no other team has managed before.
As said above, 2023 will be the 150th anniversary of the Saints club, and to celebrate, they have unveiled a new club crest that the team will play for during the 2023 season.
The badge includes the current club crest, the one used since 2012 that involves the famous Red V, as well as a gold outline representing the honours and glorious moments throughout the club’s existence.
The crest will appear on all Club related activities throughout the 2023 season including all playing and replica kits, training merchandise and leisurewear.
⭐️ 𝟏𝟖𝟕𝟑 – 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 ⭐️
We are delighted to unveil a new adaption of the Club’s Crest to be used throughout the 2023 season as part of the celebrations of the Club’s 150th Year
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— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) October 6, 2022
The season will also include many special events that will be announced in due course, but the first confirmed celebration will take place on Friday 5th November.
The club is holding a ‘From the Ground Comes Light’ event at the Totally Wicked Stadium which will also include the release of Saints’ 2023 playing jerseys.
As well as a change of badge for 2023, the Saints also have a new head coach guiding them to a potential fifth consecutive Super League title.
That man is St Helens and rugby league legend, Paul Wellens.
Wellens has been part of the Saints coaching staff since 2015 and has worked his way up from player performance manager to now first-team head coach.
He replaces the departing Kristian Woolf who joins the newly formed NRL side, the Dolphins, on a two-year deal.