Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce a new agreement which will see ‘Houses for Homes' become Main Club Partners for 2014.
The agreement will see the Houses for Homes logo appear on both the home and away players' and replica shirts during the forthcoming campaign when the Warriors aim to successfully defend their Super League Title and Tetley's Challenge Cup which were won at Old Trafford and Wembley respectively during 2013.
The initial one-year agreement has been struck due to the strong community values that both organisations share. The focus of the partnership will be firmly on how the two organisations and their respective charitable Foundations will collaborate on a wide range of innovative community projects.
Houses for Homes is a national company which is based in Wigan and has grown steadily since its formation in 2002. The company supplies social and extra care housing stock and accommodation to people across the country through registered housing providers, turning houses into homes and estates into thriving communities.
The philosophy behind Houses for Homes has always been one of affordability and sustainability; supplying social housing for the community to a high standard of quality. The company works in partnership with all of its stakeholders; development partners, housing providers, local authorities and care providers to achieve this.
Double winners Wigan Warriors also hold strong community beliefs, not only in developing Rugby League throughout the region but also using their world-famous brand to make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and fans nationally every year.
Speaking about the agreement, Wigan Warriors Commercial Director Geoff Warburton said;
"We are delighted to announce Houses for Homes as our new Main Club Partners for 2014. HfH is a fantastic company which provides ordinary people with opportunities for better housing and in doing so it shares a unique synergy with our own beliefs. There is no doubt this partnership is a completely different proposition to the traditional sports sponsorship models that are out there and it will make a difference to communities throughout the country."
Ann Fairhurst, Director of Houses for Homes added;
"Our CEO Phil Shanks and I have always been impressed with the club's work and commitment to communities both in Wigan and further afield. Becoming Wigan Warriors' Main Club Partner will hopefully continue many years into the future as one of the cornerstones of the Houses for Homes Foundation project which will see us reinvest our partnership assets to support local communities and charitable initiatives across the country."
The new Wigan Warriors home shirt design for 2014, which features the Houses for Homes logo, will be unveiled at a special event on Monday 9th December, with more details to be released shortly.