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Wildcats Go back to Heritage for 2011 Shirt

Wildcats Go back to Heritage for 2011 Shirt

Thursday 4 Nov 2010 7:16pm
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are delighted to announce that the Replica shirt for the 2011 season is now available to pre order.

The club will unveil the kit for their final season at Belle Vue – home to the club since 1879. The Home shirt for the 2011 season will be a heritage shirt that will replicate the shirt the club first played in and is pictured below. Inspiration for the shirt has come from a jersey worn by Harper Oliver Hamshaw a Wakefield player during the teams first years at Belle Vue in the 1880s and is now looked after by Wakefield Museum.

The navy blue jersey with a single claret stripe was worn during Trinity’s first golden age when they appeared in the Yorkshire Challenge Cup final in five successive seasons, winning three times and the club found it fitting to celebrate their last season at Belle Vue by replicating the shirt.

Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston said:

“Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Heritage is engrained in the fabric of our great city form our humble begins at the Trinity Church now Trinity Medical Centre, to life at Eastmoor and Heath Common, But for the most part of our clubs life we have played from our home Belle Vue Stadium.

It is right that we celebrate our heritage this year more than ever as we look forward to a new dawn and our final year at Belle Vue. What more fitting a way to do that than playing our last season in the exact same kit that we played our first.

I am immensely proud of the work that has gone on with local historians and the Wakefield Museum to be able to find an original kit worn by Harper Oliver Hamshaw, which has allowed us to replicate it.

The shirts are bound to be a collectors item and with demand high I urge all supporters to get their pre order in early.”

The shirt will be available to members to pre order from today and will be unveiled at the end of November. There will be an exclusive period for members to pre order until Saturday. Gold Members need to bring their season tickets in to pre order. It will then be open to the general public to pre order on a first come first serve basis.

The Wildcats Superstore are expecting the shirts to be available from the 10th December and will have sizes are age 5-12 years and Small adults to 4 XL but we have limited stocks.
Wildcats Go back to Heritage for 2011 ShirtWildcats Go back to Heritage for 2011 Shirt