Wigan Warriors have launched their third shirt for the 2024 Super League season and it’s a thing of beauty, but even better it’s set to help a local charity.
Rugby league long has ties of helping better the community with many Super League clubs partaking in initiatives over the festive period to help bring some Christmas joy. Leeds Rhinos were just one example as members of the squad visited a local children’s hospital.
Wigan Warriors are doing their part in the community by partnering with local charity ‘The Brick’ for the season with the team’s third kit brandishing the charity’s message and colours.
The club have confirmed that just 1,500 shirts will be available with £5 from every shirt sale going straight to the charity, meaning the Warriors could potentially help raise £7,500 if they sell out as expected.
The shirt itself is black with colourful trim on the sleeves that signify The Brick’s logo which shows the Wigan Borough, with each ward in a different colour. Those colours are then seen across the shirt design with thin stripes, signifying the different wards.
It marks another colourful and impressive design after Wigan Warriors had previously launched a stylish away shirt with a blue base and pink stylings.
Who are Wigan Warriors’ charity partner ‘The Brick’?
The Brick are a charity local to Wigan with their logo being a map of the Wigan Borough and they aim to help address poverty and homelessness within the borough.
Wigan’s statement upon launching the kit explains more: “The Brick delivers effective solutions to address poverty and homelessness across the Wigan and Leigh Borough, providing supported and emergency accommodation services, street outreach services, wrap around person-led support, a food community and affordable furniture and essential household items to make a house a home.”
Club Chief Executive Kris Radlinksi said: “We take great pride in collaborating with The Brick for our charity shirt in 2024. The daily efforts they dedicate to serving the Wigan community serve as a constant source of inspiration for our club, staff, and players.
“Recognising the responsibility that comes with representing Wigan Warriors, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our town’s residents. The map and design of the shirt symbolise the boroughs and communities we strive to support. We are wholeheartedly dedicated to making 2024 a remarkable year for our partnership with the incredible charity, The Brick.”
Keely Dalfen, Chief Executive of The Brick added: “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Wigan Warriors, which cements our already strong relationship, and shared values of community and social responsibility.
“To have the endorsement of the club is a massive honour. We are looking forward to working together in raising awareness and ultimately making a huge difference to people’s lives across the borough. Every penny raised will go towards supporting our core services to alleviate poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh, helping our neighbourhoods to truly thrive.”
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