Six-figure sum raised to save Widnes Vikings

Written by Reanna Smith

Go Fund Me page that was set up to save Widnes Vikings Rugby Club from going into liquidation has reached £100,000 in donations.

The club went into administration last week after an investor pulled out of a bid for a consortium takeover.

The local community in Widnes, fans of the club and even some of their rival teams have all donated to the cause.

The Widnes Vikings were one of the orginal 22 clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, making them one of the first rugby league teams.

Yesterday the club was in talks to secure a deal that would save them, but an announcement of the outcome has yet to be made.

The Board of Directors said that they have recieved “sinister threats” to themselves, their families and their property over the decision to put the club into administration.

They explained their reasoning in a statement released last Friday (22nd February).

Statement from the Board of Directors

Loyal fans have taken to social media to express their support for the club and encourage others to donate.


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