Wigan Warriors' tribute to Wigan Casino in new away shirts
They have taken inspiration from the Northern Soul scene, incorporating the 'Night Owl' to commemorate 40 years since the closure of the famous Wigan Casino.
Winston Higham, a director at Wigan Warriors and a prominent member of the Wigan Casino scene, was involved in the creation of the original Night Owl.
He said: “In my younger years, Mike Walker – who was the manager of Wigan Casino in its heyday – got myself and fellow Wiganer Sean Gibney to manage graphic design where we were involved in many fantastic projects including the creation of the Night Owl.
“It’s an honour to be involved again after all these years in reworking the original Night Owl badge for the new kit.
“Northern Soul is having a great resurgence appealing to a new generation of fans and it’s good to see Wigan Warriors embracing this.”
Fans are advised that sales of replica shirts will be online only at present due to government restrictions regarding non-essential shops, although a contact-free click and collect service will be available from the reception at Robin Park Arena in line with government guidelines.
The 2021 away shirt is available in all sizes priced at £39.99 for juniors and £49.99 for adults. Mini kits, plus shorts and socks, will also be available while a wider range of Wigan Casino inspired merchandise will follow as part of the club’s lifestyle range. Visit the club's shop here