Steve: My Stronghold Story

Steve: My Stronghold Story

19th October 2017

2018 Stronghold Membership packages are on sale now. With big savings for renewing Members, family groups and supporters joining during the early-bird period, this is the best value Stronghold offer yet!

During the close-season, the Vikings will be meeting Stronghold Members to find out why they pledge their support to the Club. Meet Steve Lidster, who recently shared his Stronghold story to the Vikings Media Team and why he has renewed for next year. 

Favourite Vikings Memory? 

Has to be 1989 at Old Trafford! Having gone behind early in the match, to then watch what was undoubtedly a team of world beaters simply take Canberra Raiders apart was quite something to behold. Every player on the team played out of their skin for what was the proudest moment I can remember in nearly 60 years of following Widnes.

Favourite Current Player?

For me, it’s Rhys Hanbury. Watching him burst through the line or sidestep to get those extra few yards. He's safe pair of hands at the back and has a great ability to switch from defence to attack in an instant. To me, that makes makes him the stand-out player in the current squad. 

Favourite past player?

It was firstly a close call between Martin Offiah and Stuart Wright for the excitement they created. However, the first player that I always look for during his era would be Tony Myler - truly world class.

Why are you a Stronghold member?

Even though I have not lived in the town since 1962, I have travelled regularly to watch them play. Although every game is an “away” fixture for me and my wife, the excitement as the day builds and eventually the players s get out on the pitch is electric. Even though this year has been challenging to watch, how can you not watch a game like the recent win at Catalans Dragons and not be hooked?!


Join the Stronghold! 

Widnes Vikings are offering their best ever value Viking Stronghold Membership packages for 2018.

People who sign up for Membership before the 25th October can spread the cost of their early bird Membership with discounted 4.9% finance (regular rate 10%). At a price per game of just £13.33 for renewing adult Members, £14.66 for new adult Members, £5.33 for renewing Junior Members, and £6 for new Junior Members, 2018 Members can watch all the action at an incredible price.

Don’t miss out on enjoying all the 2018 Betfred Super League season action, as well as the exclusive suite of Club and community discounts.  

To sign up, visit the Vikings Superstore, Tesco Extra, or call the ticket line on 0151 495 2250 (option 2) to sign up for your 2018 Stronghold Membership.

 Vikings Superstore Opening Hours.

  • Monday:             9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday:            11am - 7pm
  • Wednesday:       11am - 7pm
  • Thursday:          11am - 7pm 
  • Friday:               11am - 7pm 
  • Saturday:            9am - 5pm
  • Sunday:             11am - 5pm

Click here for full information on Stronghold Membership packages, prices and benefits


Want to share your Stronghold story?

Contact Sam Whyte on to feature in this series. Every participant will be entered into a draw to win VIP hospitality tickets for the first home game of the 2018 Betfred Super League Season.

Steve: My Stronghold Story