Vikings ready for new season

Widnes have unveiled their squad for 2010, which includes St Helens centre Chris Dean who has joined on a dual-contract basis.

300 fans gathered at the Stobart Stadium Halton on Tuesday night as the Vikings also unveiled their new home shirt.

Manufactured by Irish based O’Neill’s Sportswear, the shirt has been specially designed with advances moisture control allowing the body to breathe easily with the garment feeling dry and cool to contribute to improved player performance.

The shirt features the RFL’s ‘Try Assist’ logo, the new name for the RFL Benevolent Fund and a new sleeve sponsor for 2010 in Halton Housing Trust.

Fans were able to pre-order the new shirt at the event with the first chance to purchase the top, which the Vikings will wear against Warrington Wolves in the World of Beds Cup on Boxing Day, this Saturday, at the O’Neill’s outlet in Widnes town centre. The shirt is available in sizes 1-2 yrs to 5XL priced from £30

Also revealed were the 2010 squad numbers which include St Helen’s Chris Dean who is the first of the Vikings’ dual registered players for the season.

The 2010 squad is; 1 James Ford, 2 Dean Gaskell, 3 Richard Varkulis, 4 Toa Kohe Love, 5 Paddy Flynn, 6 Anthony Thackeray, 7 James Webster, 8 Steve Pickersgill, 9 Mark Smith, 10 Jim Gannon, 11 Lee Doran, 12 Dave Allen, 13 Chris Gerrard, 14 Thomas Coyle, 15 Shane Grady, 16 Gareth Haggerty, 17 Ben Kavanagh, 18 Scott Yates, 19 Mat Gardner, 20 Chris Dean, 21 Matt Strong, 22 Dean Thompson, 23 Dave Houghton, 24 Danny Hulme, 25 Anthony Mullally.

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