Following Catalan’s signing of Israel Folau, Wigan have confirmed that their round six game against the Dragons on Sunday 22nd March will now be Pride Day, as the Warriors look to support the LGBTQ+ community.
The game against the Dragons will see the Club’s players wear Rainbow socks, provided by kit suppliers hummel, and the players will wear Rainbow Laces for the game with the Club also inviting LGBTQ+ groups, both locally and nationally, to be part of the day.
🏳️🌈 @WiganWarriorsRL can confirm that their round six game against @DragonsOfficiel on Sunday 22nd March will now be Pride Day, as the Warriors look support the LGBTQ+ community.— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) January 28, 2020
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Wigan Warriors executive director, Kris Radlinski: “Here at Wigan Warriors we are committed to the core values of Inclusion and Respect. Our community foundation have a long history of supporting local LGBTQ+ groups and initiatives, and we want everyone who engages with our game to feel welcome, valued and most of all, respected.
“Rugby League has a strong history of inclusion, of breaking down barriers and of being an forward-thinking sport. I think that today more than any day that it is vitally important we reiterate that message. We’re looking forward to working with charities, local and hopefully national groups, to make this day a success.”
The French Super League club said they were pleased to sign him on a one-year contract with “immediate effect” and wanted to “give Israel a new opportunity to shine on the pitch”.