DW Stadium to stage Under-19s Academy Grand Final

Drew Darbyshire

The 2018 Under-19s Academy Grand Final between Wigan and Leeds will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday, 5:30pm kick-off.

The game will be a curtain-raiser to Wigan’s first-team fixture as they host Hull FC in the final Super 8s game of the season (7:45pm kick-off).

Warriors’ Executive Director, Kris Radlinski: “Those who have followed our Under-19s side this season have seen an extremely talented and well-drilled side who deserve a large audience on the big stage.

“We are delighted to be able to host the Academy Grand Final before our clash with Hull FC on Friday in what promises to be a bumper evening of rugby league, and I’d like to thank the staff at the DW Stadium and Wigan Athletic FC chairman David Sharpe and chief executive Jonathan Jackson for their help and cooperation throughout this process.”

Wigan’s head of youth Matty Peet added: “I know that Wigan fans will be keen to show their support and I’d urge anyone who can get down to the stadium a little earlier than usual to do so.

“This Under-19s side have performed superbly well all season, and we’re looking forward to facing Leeds Rhinos in front of our home faithful on Friday.”