RFL chairman Richard Lewis has offered his congratulations to Widnes and says he is confident the Cheshire club will enhance Super League next season.
“On behalf of the RFL Board of Directors I would like to congratulate Widnes on their successful application and wish them all the best as they prepare to take the next step in their exciting journey,” said Lewis.
“Widnes have made significant strides in the last three years and their success today is testimony to a lot of hard work by their Chairman Steve O’Connor, his fellow directors and all the staff at Stobart Stadium Halton.”
The Vikings were deemed to have submitted the strongest application of the three clubs who applied for a licence and will take their place in Super League next year following today’s announcement.
Halifax, who also meet the minimum criteria for membership of the sport’s premier competition, will now go forward to be assessed alongside the existing 14 Engage Super League clubs at the next stage of the licensing process which concludes in July.