Resurrection of the Wilderspool Scoreboard

by Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation in Warrington, Cheshire, England

We did it
On 25th August 2017 we successfully raised £6,590 with 37 supporters in 63 days

New stretch target

The HFL funded 'Pass it Back' project officially finished in December 2016; however a number of the elements are being continued.

One of these is the Pass it Back website & app (www.passitback.co.uk) where people can save their favourite Warrington Wolves memories of matches, players or events.  If we were to reach our stretch target then we'll be looking to make some upgrades to this site which will include:

Basic list of all the heritage numbers of 1st team players

Full list of all the Wolves Hall of Fame players.


21st September 2003 - 4:40pm....

An unforgettable moment as Warrington Wolves' 105 year stay at Wilderspool Stadium came to an end with the last competitive Super League game at this famous ground.

The final 80 mins saw a capacity 9,261 adoring  fans watch with anticipation as The Wire secured a victory and ensure they left Wilderspool with dignity.

Sid Domic settling the nerves with his try in the first five minutes, Appo scoring 32 points, a change of shirts at half-time, the penultimate try being scored by 'Super' Sid and Paul Cullen addressing the crowd are all memories of the day.

A blue plaque and the scrap land at the bottom of Fletcher Street is the lasting memorial to the ground, aptly named 'The Zoo'. Wolves Foundation Director Neil Kelly has fond childhood memories of the ground and wanted to ensure all fans had an affinity with Wilderspool. He set about rescuing iconic pieces before the site was demolished including turnstiles, a set of posts and the major parts of the scoreboard.

The project is looking for you to 'get on side' in the resurrection of the old scoreboard bringing it back to its former glory, frozen in time at 4:40pm when the hooter sounded. Also, to rehome it at the Halliwell Jones stadium where it will complement the existing work of the Wire2Wolves heritage projects including the heritage time line and recently erected Wilderspool posts.

 So if you want to be a part of this latest heritage project , then check out the possible rewards you could receive with your donation or just give what you can; it all helps....

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

2 of 150 claimed

£10 Reward

Letter of appreciation

£15 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£15 Reward

Invite to team run and a chance to meet the players afterwards

£20 or more

3 of 150 claimed

£20 Reward

'Friends of time' picture of restored score board in its final location plus letter of appreciation

£35 or more

4 of 25 claimed

£35 Reward

Scoreboard unveiling event with drinks and nibbles. Plus letter of appreciation & photo

£75 or more

3 of 13 claimed

£75 Reward

Wolves unique Heritage shirts (player issued)

£400 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£400 Reward

Legends lounge table of 10, including food match tickets and complimentary programme.

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

VIP invite to the start and finish of the project.

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