Wigan TV to broadcast two academy games live this weekend
Under-16s face St Helens on Saturday before Under-19s host Catalans in academy semi final
- Both games live on Wigan TV
Wigan TV will host two live games this weekend with both the Under-16s and Under-19s in action.
The Under-16s host St Helens on Saturday afternoon, 2:00pm with Shane Eccles’ side looking to bounce back from a narrow defeat to Hull last time out.
On Sunday the Under-19s host Catalans in a semi final, 2:00pm kick-off, with the winners set to progress to the Academy Grand Final. Wigan will be aiming to make their ninth Academy Grand Final in ten years.
Both games will take place at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium, Orrell. Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for concessions with free entry to the Under-16s game for Season Ticket holders. The Under-19s game is an all-paid gate, Season Tickets are not valid for this game.
So far this season Wigan TV has streamed 24 live academy games from across the country with this weekend’s games taking the total to 26 for the year!
Video Production Manager, Stewart Frodsham, said: “It’s great that as the Academy season nears its conclusion that we are able to stream two games over the weekend and finish with a bang!
“In previous years it was cost prohibitive to stream games but with newer technology becoming available we were able to keep the costs more manageable and stream so many games this season. We targeted 25 live games and we will reach that figure on Saturday.
“We were also able to stream one of the Under-19s Derbies against St Helens live on Facebook too. Feedback has been really positive and we look forward to using the latest technology to bring Wigan TV subscribers even closer to the Club.”
Wigan TV costs £38.99 for a one-year subscription, as well as live Academy games every minute of every First Team game is also available. Fans can also view a host of exclusive footage and interviews with over 250 classic matches also featuring on the site. If you’re not currently a subscriber to Wigan TV, you can sign up today and get immediate access for a year for just £38.99. Packages are also available at £5.99 a month or £11.99 for 3 months, no contract.
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