Brian Bevan Makes his Home at Halliwell JonesThe Brian Bevan Statue has been moved from its home at Brian Bevan Island on Wilderspool Causeway to a new home at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Statue will take up residence opposite the Brian Bevan Wall (to be opened in June 04) at the North East Stand meet at the stadium entrance on the A49.Sydney born Brian Bevan, was one of the most talked about players in rugby league and was Warrington's great. Brian Bevan made history for Warrington with 740 tries in 620 appearances for the club from 1946 to 1962. He scored 796 tries in his first-class British career playing for Warrington, Blackpool Borough, other nationalities and various representative XIIIs. He helped Warrington to lift to Challenge Cups, three Championships, a Lancashire Cup and six Lancashire League Championships. Although never appearing in a test for his country he played for other Nationalities 16 times scoring 29 tries. His career ended in 1964 after 2 seasons with Blackpool Borough.The Brian Bevan Statue was commissioned by Warrington Borough Council joint funding from Warrington Borough Council lottery and Birse Group PLC in 1993. The statue was re-erected in memory of Brian Bevan two years after his death in 1991.The move is to commemorate the Wolves historic move from Wilderspool Stadium to new state of the art Halliwell Jones Stadium after 105 years.The unveiling will take place on Friday 13th February 2004 at 9.00am at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with Councillor Paul Kenny who was the executor of the move and Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe.
Wolves IlluminatedThe new Wolves Club logo takes pride of place on The Halliwell Jones Stadium main entrance, with both the stadium name and the club badge illuminated in the evening and early morning announcing then presence of the club in the town.
Salford Team NewsHead Coach Paul Cullen has announced his squad to face Salford City Reds on Sunday 1st February, 2004.24. Nick Owen2. John Wilshere (D)3. Brent Grose4. Ben Westwood20. Dean Gaskell19. Gary Hulse7. Nat Wood8. Chris Leikvoll (D)9. Jon Clarke22. Danny Lima (D)11. Darren Burns18. Paul Noone13. Mike Forshaw (D)Subs:25. Richard Varkulis26. Jamie Durbin17. Warren Stevens14. Mark Gleeson10. Mark Hilton21. Matt Sturm23. Mike WainwrightINJURIES:1. Daryl Cardiss ű shoulder5. Graham Appo ű knee6. Lee Briers ű wrist12. Ian Sibbit ű knee15. Jerome Guisset ű sternum16. Paul Wood ű shoulder
Wolves Photo CallThe Official Wolves photo call for the year took place today with the full squad assembled for the first time at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The press were on hand to take their yearly squad photo and get to know some of the new players a little better in time for Super League IX
Wolfware Stocks Up: New Shirt InThe Wolves second shipment of TetleyĂs Super League IX home shirt will be on sale from Monday 19th January 2004 at Wolfware. All sizes available Small boys - XXXXL, retailing at ˙32.00 for children and ˙42.00 for adult sizes.Wolfware Opening Hours: Monday Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm.Telephone: 01925 235005
WolvesĂ Top ˙1/2 Million PoundAs they prepare for their first game at the new Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Wolves are celebrating record season ticket sales. The feel good factor caused by last seasonĂs Top 6 finish allied to their long awaited move has resulted in a phenomenal increase in season ticket numbers of 43% over Super League VIII.The Wolves have sold over 4,300 season tickets, which has generated revenue of over ˙500,000.Community and Marketing ŠguruĂ Sean Mellor howled, ˘After signing off at Wilderspool in considerable style, the momentum of the Club and the excitement generated by our best ever Super League season has continued. The level of season ticket sales and the speed with which our first batch of Super League IX principal shirts have been snapped up, provides a fair reflection of the current wave of Wolfmania.˘The Halliwell Jones Stadium with its excellent modern facilities should provide a catalyst to help take the Wolves to a new level. With the home opener against the Wildcats less than six weeks away we are confident of a bumper crowd to herald this new era for the Club. Tickets for that game are already on sale and moving well.÷For details on Season Tickets for Tetley's Super League IX call Wolfware:01925 235005 - To be part of the action!
Lee Penny TestimonialWarrington Wolves v Cambridge UniversitySaturday 7th February 2004@Wilderspool StadiumKick Off: 2.00pmWarrington Wolves have arranged a Testimonial fixture on behalf of former player Lee Penny against Cambridge University Rugby League Varsity Team on Saturday 7th February 2004, kick off 2.00pm at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington. Lee Penny will feature in the Wolves side.PRICES: Adults ˙3.00 and Concession ˙1.00PAYMENT IS ON TURNSTILES ONLY
Tickets for Saturday 21st February Now On SaleFans can now buy their tickets online at www.warringtonwolves.com for the first game in The Halliwell Jones Stadium the TetleyĂs Super League IX fixture against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on Saturday 21st February 2004, kick off 6.05pm, this game will be televised on SKY.Tickets are also available from Wolfware and the Ticket Hotline 01925 235005.Matchday ticket prices are:Ground: Adult ˙13.00, Concession ˙7.00North Stand*: Adult ˙18.00, Concession ˙10.00East Stand: Adult ˙15.00, Concession ˙8.00 (unreserved)Please note when booking online there is a 4% booking fee on tickets, prices will be as follows:Ground: Adult ˙13.50, Concession ˙7.25North Stand*: Adult ˙18.50, Concession ˙10.50East Stand: Adult ˙15.50, Concession ˙8.25 (unreserved)*Seating is only available from approximately the 20metre line to the pitch end, due to season ticket holders seating arrangements.
Wood and Wainwright Re-signPaul Cullen announced the re-signing of players Paul Wood and Mike Wainwright at a civic reception held for the players and club at the Town Hall this afternoon.Paul Wood, who has been signed for a further 2 years comments, "I am very happy at the Wolves, I am settled here and I feel that Paul Cullen is a good coach and that I have learnt a lot already from him and can definitely learn a lot more. Things are on the up at Warrington with the new stadium and the new signings, in particular Mike Forshaw. Last year was good, this year is going to be better and I think we have definitely got a great base to build on and I am looking forward to being part of it."Local boy Mike Wainwright has had a 1 year contract extension and commented, "After finishing Top 6 last year and with the new signings that Paul has brought in this season there was no contest of going anywhere else. I want to extend my contract with the Wolves and ideally finish my playing career at my home town team. Warrington is definitely a club who are going places with the new stadium and I feel that we will definitely be contenders for trophies and I want to be part of that."Coach Paul Cullen said of the two signings, "Paul is a rising star who's ability to play front row and second row with equal impact is of great value to the Wolves.""I am delighted that Mike wants to play out his career with his home town club, his vision is now being matched with the physical and mental toughness required that should bring international recognition."
Briers Fit for the SeasonWarrington Wolves Club Captain Lee Briers is aiming to be fit for the first game of the season, v. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Saturday 21st February 2004, kick off 6.05pm.Lee Briers underwent surgery at the end of October to reconstruct his scaphoid of the left wrist, which he originally broke against London Broncos on Sunday 13th July. Lee missed the rest of the season after sustaining the injury. Lee played 35 minutes of the second half of the Round 18 game with the injury scoring his second try of the game and kicking 3 goals. Lee played 15 games in TetleyĂs Super League VIII and scored 7 tries, 64 goals and 4 drop goals with a total of 160 points. Lee Briers commented,"The wrist is coming along well, I have resumed training and I am hoping to be passed as fit for the home opener, but you never want to commit yourself as a definite as anything can happen before the 21st February. It is something I am definitely aiming for, I would be very disappointed not to take part in such an historic game."Head Coach Paul Cullen commented, "We are delighted with LeeĂs progress and we are expecting him back for the home opener."