Warriors Say A BIG Thank You

Wigan Warriors have today said a big thank you to everyone who helped make the Wigan v Leeds game last Friday – "the Big One" – a roaring success.

Over 20,000 people attended the game – a new record for a Wigan v Leeds regular Super League match – with the Warriors running out 28-10 winners. 

Warriors Chief Executive Mick Hogan said: "I would like to put on record our thanks to the fans of both clubs who turned out in great numbers to create a magnificent atmosphere on Friday night.

"Our season ticket holders did a superb job in selling thousands of tickets to their friends, work colleagues and neighbour whilst the Community Foundation team also had tremendous success attracting large groups from across the North West and further afield.

"Special acknowledgement must also go the Leeds Rhinos club. They have been tremendously supportive throughout of the whole "Big One" concept.

"Rhinos staff Rob Oates, Abigail Furness and Sian Jones are a real credit to their club and with their assistance over 2,200 Leeds fans attended which is double the figure that came to the same game last season.

"Praise should also be given to everyone who was involved with the event, from the Territorial Army to the Ticket Office and Warriors Office staff to the players, and everybody in between.

"All in all "the Big One" was a massive success and it is an event that will be repeated next year. We want The Big One II to be even bigger in 2010."

The Warriors have also been inundated with messages of good will from supporters and Rugby League aficionados’ and would like to thank them for their kind comments.