Wakefield Trinity to celebrate 150th anniversary with new project

Wakefield Trinity are one of the sport’s historic sides and they’ll be celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2023 having formed as a club in 1873.

To celebrate this anniversary Trinity have announced that they’ve paired up the National Lottery Heritage Fund to launch their ‘Red, White and Blue Heritage Project’.

This comes in the midst of redevelopment of their stadium at Belle Vue, which is slated to be completed come the end of the 2023 season.

The club announced the news via tweet with a link to their site where they detailed the upcoming project.

“Wakefield Trinity is delighted to announce that we will be launching our all-new Heritage Project in 2023 in association with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

“As we set our sights on a new season of Rugby League, 2023 will mark a historic moment for the club as we begin our 150th year. With a new kit and developments in place for an all-new East Stand, the club is looking to celebrate in style, with the Heritage Project just another way to mark this special occasion.”

Trinity then recounted the ups and downs in their history paying particular homage to the men who founded them before relaying details on their golden years through to their current status in Super League.

“In 1873 a group of young men from the local Holy Trinity Church formed the Wakefield Trinity club, one of the initial forces in the game. After that, the club has enjoyed some success, especially in the early years, becoming one of the initial 22 clubs to form the Northern Union after the split from the Rugby Football Union in 1895.

“Now, as we head into another year of Super League, we will be looking back at our 150-year heritage with a special project to recapture everything great about the club.”

This announcement and statement followed a teaser video which saw various members of Trinity fandom recall their history with the club, including current vice-captain Jordy Crowther.

Trinity will head into the season hoping to improve on last season’s 10th placed finish, something which centre Corey Hall reported as “extremely confident” heading into 2023, as reported here.

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