Festive Derby Squad

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22nd December 2017

Widnes Vikings supporters will see senior stars and the players of the future at the upcoming Festive Derby following Denis Betts’ squad announcement (Friday 29th December, 8pm kick off).

First team mainstays, including Joe Mellor, Matt Whitley and Tom Gilmore, are set to take to the field alongside the break-out stars of 2017, including Jordan Johnstone, Danny Walker and the Chapelhow twins.

The game will also give stars of the future, including former Widnes Vikings Academy Captain, Joe Lyons, and its Players’ Player of the Year, Keanan Brand, the opportunity to impress ahead of the start of the Betfred Super League season.

Widnes Vikings Head Coach, Denis Betts, says: “We’ve selected a mix of youth and senior boys. All of the players in the squad have worked tirelessly during pre-season and will be keen to showcase what they can do for the year ahead.

“Playing Warrington in a festive derby is always a big challenge, and everyone in the team is relishing the prospect of playing. I’m sure that this will be a great contest for Members and supporters to enjoy,”

The friendly is proudly sponsored by Sleeptight Beds, sponsors of new Vikings signing Krisnan Inu.

Widnes Vikings Festive Derby squad

  • Olly Ashall
  • Keanan Brand
  • Owen Buckley
  • Greg Burke
  • Ed Chamberlain
  • Jay Chapelhow
  • Ted Chapelhow
  • Chris Dean
  • Owen Farnworth
  • Sam Freeman
  • Tom Gilmore
  • Jordan Johnstone
  • Joe Lyons
  • Stefan Marsh
  • Joe Mellor
  • Dan Norman
  • Tom Olbison
  • Lloyd Roby
  • Brad Walker
  • Danny Walker
  • Matt Whitley
  • Sam Wilde

Ticket Information 

Tickets are on sale now. Members discounted tickets are only available in advance of the fixture. South Stand Members seating is reserved until close of play on 26th December. After this date all tickets will be available on general sale.

Executive seating is available in the Gold and Silver sections of the South Stand and will include a free meal of pie, chips and peas. Vegetarian option will be available on request. Executive seating will only be available to purchase up to Thursday 21st December to allow the catering staff to accommodate requirements.

Ticket prices are:

Members Price

Adult - £14 

Over 65 - £10

Young Adult/Serving Armed Forces Junior - £6 

*Members price only available until December 26th


General Advanced Ticket Price

Adult - £16 

Concession - £12 

Junior - £7 

*All general ticket prices subject to £2 increase on matchday


Executive Seating Price (inc. FREE meal)

Adult - £25 (£30 for non-members) 

Concession - £20 (£25 for non-members) 

Junior - £15 (£20 for non-members)


*Must be purchased in advance of the fixture


To purchase your tickets, visit the Vikings Superstore, Tesco Extra, or call 0151 495 2250 (option 2).


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

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