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Here we go: Town urged to get behind team

Leader of Wigan Council, Lord Peter Smith, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council, David Molyneux, and chair of Wigan Warriors Ian Lenagan

Wigan council's launching a campaign to get the whole town behind the Warriors ahead of the Challenge Cup final.

Schools and businesses are being asked to take part and the town centre's being decorated with posters and balloons. Wigan Warriors meet Hull at Wembley on August the 24th.

Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council, said: “After such successful campaigns for Wigan Athletic and Leigh Centurions, we couldn’t fail to fully support the Warriors in their bid to bring the Challenge Cup back to Wigan again.

“It would be quite something to have the FA Cup winners, the Northern Rail Cup winners and the Challenge Cup winners all in one borough."

Ian Lenagan, chair of Wigan Warriors, said: “The Challenge Cup Final is always a splendid occasion. I’m looking forward to working with the council on this campaign and would encourage everyone to get behind “Believe in Wigan”.

"We want to build some momentum going into the game and bring back the cup.”

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