December 13, 2022

Trinity announces Heritage Project in 2023

Wakefield Trinity is delighted to announce that we will be launching our all-new Heritage Project in 2023 in association with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

As we set our sights on a new season of Rugby League, 2023 will mark a historic moment for the club as we begin our 150th year. With a new kit and developments in place for an all-new East Stand, the club is looking to celebrate in style, with the Heritage Project just another way to mark this special occasion.

In 1873 a group of young men from the local Holy Trinity Church formed the Wakefield Trinity club, one of the initial forces in the game. After that, the club has enjoyed some success, especially in the early years, becoming one of the initial 22 clubs to form the Northern Union after the split from the Rugby Football Union in 1895.

Success in the early 1900s, when Trinity won the Northern Union Challenge Cup in 1909, the 1960s seemed to be the golden years for the club, winning the Challenge Cup in both 1960 and 1962.

Fast forward to the ‘90s and early ‘00s now as the club captured the 1992 Yorkshire Cup in most-notable fashion against Sheffield Eagles before huge victories against both Castleford and Bradford in the previously named ‘Million Pound Game’ kept Trinity in Super League in both 2006 and 2015.

Now, as we head into another year of Super League, we will be looking back at our 150-year heritage with a special project to recapture everything great about the club.

Make sure you keep up-to-date on our social media channels to see what we have been doing, or, email our Heritage Project Officer, Jason Talbot, at for more information.