Captaincy Announcement

Captaincy Announcement

18th January 2017


Widnes Vikings will announce their club captaincy plans for 2017 at their upcoming Season Launch Dinner.

The Launch Dinner will take place on Tuesday 24th January at the Select Security Stadium. It will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter and former Vikings captain, Terry O’Connor.

In recent weeks, Head Coach, Denis Betts, has spent time consulting with the club's players, coaches and backroom staff, exploring with them potential candidates who may have the exceptional leadership qualities to take on this important role. He will officially announce his decision to the club's Stronghold Members, supporters and sponsors on stage, in interview with Terry.

The 2017 Season Launch Dinner is delivered in association with the Vikings' 2017 Club Partners, Play Casino Games and Rinnai UK.  It will be the first opportunity for supporters to meet the entire 2017 squad and welcome this year's new signings, Tom Armstrong and Tom Olbison.

Chief Executive, James Rule, says: "There has been huge anticipation amongst Widnes Vikings supporters for the captaincy announcement. I'm delighted that Denis is giving our supporters and sponsors the opportunity to hear this important news firsthand live at the Season Launch Dinner and hear his rationale for his choice. The captaincy role will be integral to our continued growth and evolution. "

Limited tickets for the Dinner are on sale now at the price of £45pp, with Stronghold Members receiving a £5 discount. Supporters can book their tickets online now by clicking here. You can also order them by calling the Club on: 0151 495 2250 or by emailing: Supporters are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment.

Stronghold Memberships can be purchased from the Vikings Superstore, located within Tesco Extra, Widnes, or by calling 0151 495 2250.

Captaincy Announcement