Warrington presented with Wembley Way stone

Warrington have been presented with a commemorative Wembley Way stone following their Challenge Cup final victory over Leeds in August.

The Wolves have enjoyed recent success at Wembley lifting the historic silverware three times in the last four years.

As a means of celebrating the sporting achievements to have taken place at Wembley stadium stones will be laid in the concourses near to the Bobby Moore statue honouring Wembley winners.

Wolves’ first team players Garreth Carvell, Paul Wood, Micky Higham and Chris Bridge were on hand to receive a replica of the stone for the Warrington club to display at the stadium.

Andy Gatcliffe, Wolves’ chief executive, said: “It is a huge honour for the club to have been included in this Wembley project. The recent success the team has enjoyed over the last few years is a culmination of hard work from everyone associated with the club from the coaches and players, to the office staff, sponsors and our ever-loyal supporters. 

“We are delighted to be going down in history at a stadium where we have celebrated some memorable victories and the commemorative stone will take pride of place here at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.”

Warrington, who have won the Challenge Cup eight times in their history, beat Huddersfield 25-16 in 2009 to claim the trophy for the first time since 1974, and repeated the success the following year with a win over Leeds.

After missing out in 2011, they once again beat the Rhinos this season, winning 35-18, although Leeds gained revenge by defeating the Wolves in the Super League Grand Final in October.

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