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29 April 2019

There’s plenty happening at Heywood Road this Sunday as we host former Super League outfit Widnes Vikings in the Betfred Championship!

Past Players Celebration, Lancashire Cup and the commemorative shirt on show for the first time – there’s plenty going on at Heywood Road this Sunday!

Swinton Lions will celebrate Past Players Day this Sunday at Heywood Road, whilst the team will also wear the commemorative shirt to honour the 1969 Lancashire Cup winning Lions!

Stuart Littler’s side return to Heywood Road on May 5 (Sunday) after helping break attendance records at Lamport Stadium against the Toronto Wolfpack in a proud battle.

Here’s what’s happening at Heywood Road this weekend…

Past Players Celebration

Past Players Celebration will take place, with members of the winning 1969 team attending the game, including Bob Fleet and Bill Davies!

Hospitality is still available, which includes a two-course lunch and use of the executive lounge. For more details, contact [email protected]!

Swinton Lions Chairman Andy Mazey said: “I am a great believer in the old saying that ‘those who drink from the well must always respect and remember those that dug it’. It is therefore an absolute honour to welcome our magnificent players association once again and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of winning the Lancashire Cup.

“It is also thirty years since we played in the Premiership Final at Old Trafford and we will have in attendance players from both those teams amongst us. The iconic Lancashire Cup will also be with us to make it an extra special occasion. A big thanks must go to Steve Moyes and Colin Robinson who continue to do so much positive work for the players association and our great club.”

Commemorative Shirt 

The Lions will wear the commemorative shirt for the first time, which has received praise across fans and the media – and over 30,000 views on social media!

Swinton sponsors Supro Sports designed the Special Edition shirt, which is still on sale on the Swinton Lions store.

Fans can pick up their orders from the ground and wear the shirt with pride at Blackpool’s Summer Bash in May where we face Rochdale Hornets!

Lancashire Cup Appearance

The Lancashire Cup trophy – last won by Wigan Warriors – will also be in attendance at Heywood Road, with fans given the chance to take a picture with the historic trophy in which the Lions won in 1969 against Leigh Centurions at Central Park!

Toronto Hospitality Raffle

Win VIP Executive Lounge access and corporate hospitality as Official Match Sponsor for our home fixture against our Canadian opponents, Toronto Wolfpack. Entry is £50 and THREE winners will be chosen LIVE via the official Swinton Lions Facebook page at 5:30pm on May 5th following our Home Fixture with Widnes Vikings.

For more information, click HERE.

Summer Bash Tickets

Summer Bash tickets will be on sale at the ground, with the Lions facing their oldest rivals in the Rochdale Hornets at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool’s wonderful weekend full of action-packed rugby league is one not to miss, with great prices for both season ticket and non-season ticket holders.

Tickets can also be bought online by clicking HERE.

Oh, and there’s a game, too!

Widnes Vikings travel to Heywood Road to face Swinton Lions in an entertaining Betfred Championship game!

Kieron Purtill’s side currently sit 13th in the Championship table, with Littler’s side 11th!

Kick off is 3:00pm.

Tickets for our clash with Widnes Vikings are available on the gate, with fans advised to travel to Heywood Road early due to a big crowd expected!


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