Campaign to re-home old Wilderspool scoreboard

The Warrington Wolves foundation have launched a campaign to restore the old scoreboard at Wilderspool and re-home it at their Halliwell Jones Stadium home.

It is now approaching 14 years since the Wolves said goodbye to their former home of 105 years, beating Wakefield 52-12 in the final game at the ground in 2003.

The ground stood for more than a decade afterwards, acting as a home for the club’s academy teams for spells, but was eventually demolished in 2014.

A blue plaque remains in place of the ground, which is part of a new re-generation project in the town.

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.

There is still time to support the project looking to resurrect the old scoreboard, bringing it back to its former glory, frozen in time at 4:40pm when the hooter sounded. Also, to re-home 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.

There is still time to visit the website to donate any amount or look to pledge against one of our reward packages including past players chat for over 18s only, unveiling event, players heritage shirt which are all closed events or limited offers.

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Love Rugby League editor. Founded the website back in 2005. Worked with a range of clubs and sponsors during that time. Also commentates for BBC.

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