Wakefield Trinity is delighted to announce that our game against Wigan Warriors on Friday, 7th July 2023 will mark our Heritage Round.
Following 150 years of ups, and downs, trophies and countless history-making names pulling on that Red, White & Blue shirt, the club would like to take the time to recognise how far we have come over the past 15 decades.
From 1873 to 2023, the club has claimed a heap of praise, most notably in 1960, when Derek Turner and his side claimed three Challenge Cups in four years, arguably becoming one of Wakefield’s most recognisable teams.
Starting on Heath Common, Trinity made the switch to Belle Vue (Be Well Support Stadium) in 1878. From there, the club was born, taking full financial acquisition of the ground in 1895, becoming Wakefield’s home until the present day.
From there, the club as we know it was born, becoming the team to beat in the 1960s, claiming multiple accolades such as two Championship titles, three Challenge Cups, three Yorkshire Cups & three Yorkshire Leagues.
The heroes of that era defined the sport we love, writing their names into the folklore of Wakefield Trinity. From there, new names were scratched into the Trinity history books, Francis Stephenson scoring the winning try as Trinity beat Featherstone in the 1998 First Division Grand Final.
Over the past 20 years, the club has been highly successful in bringing through young players, establishing them as complete first-team professionals. The likes of Max Jowitt, Jordy Crowther and Jay Pitts, who were once watching their heroes take the Belle Vue stage, have now become well-known in their own right, making multiple appearances in the famous shirt.
With such a well-established history and new beginnings on the horizon with the all-new Wakefield Trinity stand, the club is looking at celebrating where we have come from, with a subtle nudge to the future.
Throughout the day, the Club & Foundation is asking Trinity supporters attending Friday night’s game to wear their retro jerseys from the past decades, showing a sea of Red, White & Blue as well as multiple activities in the Rollin’ Shack pre-game, such as past games and unique memorabilia.
The Club will also open social media for fans to vote on which games they would like to see on our Big Screen pre-match, so supporters can relive their most memorable games.