Wigan release iconic home and away kits

Wigan Warriors have released their home and away kits.

They have been classed as ultra-traditional with the home shirt consisting of Cherry and White hoops and the away shirt incorporating the colour blue and irregular hoops which have featured in many away kits through the years – this time featuring navy blue and white irregular hoops.

The new shirts also carry the logos of the Club’s Technical Partner, hummel, together with sponsors The Skinny Food Co, Node 4, Davanti Tyres, Fit Remuneration Consultants, CRS, Loch Lomond Whiskies and, on the socks, Pall Mall Carpets.

Both shirts also include a QR code inside the neck to provide a ‘unique first’ – a communication feature. Scanning the code on a mobile device displays something special to commemorate the Wigan Club’s 150th year!

Wigan Warriors Sales Director, Geoff Warburton, commented: “Celebrating 150 years is a massive milestone for any sporting organisation and here at Wigan we wanted to provide a traditionally-focused design for both home and away shirts, yet in modern fabrics and with a modern twist. I am sure that supporters and the whole town will get behind the Club in such an important period of its history and will wear the 150th anniversary shirts with pride. We also want to thank and acknowledge our main partner, IQONIQ, who have been extremely supportive with these unique initiatives.”

Kazim Atilla, Founder and CEO of IQONIQ, said: “It is no secret the pandemic has created a very challenging environment for many businesses and sectors and, as with Wigan Warriors, this has been no different for IQONIQ. We are thrilled to have managed our way through this difficult time and want to thank Wigan Warriors for their patience and support. We are excited about the next stage of the partnership, meeting the amazing fans and in delivering a range of exciting initiatives and activations during the coming season.”

Hummel Head of Product, Robert Revell, added: “With this being the Club’s 150th year, we wanted to keep the kit very traditional and focus more on the heritage of the Club. After last season’s experimental kit design, which sold extremely well, this was definitely the direction that we wanted to go in this year.

“The focus was in creating something around the badge to commemorate the 150 years. We opted for gold to commemorate this and then followed this throughout the shirt with the four World Club Challenge stars appearing on the sleeve. Inside the neck shows a graphic to celebrate the fans of the Club with the 1872-2022 dates either side of a QR Code for fans to scan.

“The away kit is very similar in style to the home kit with the focus on heritage. Down the years, the Club has had an affinity with a blue and white colour for alternative kits, and we have taken a blue tone from an old shirt. We also wanted to get the irregular hoop design into the kit as this has been used well historically.

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