Town Announce Dual Reg Agreement with Widnes
Friday 25th January 2013
Link up details
Our Super League partner club Widnes Vikings today announced that the majority
of their first team squad will be dual registered with us for the forthcoming
This means up to five players on the fringe of their first team, or
in need of match fitness, could play for Workington Town at any given time.
Back in November, Workington Town agreed a partnership with the Vikings with the
link-up offering massive benefits to both clubs on and off the pitch.
Determined to evolve this relationship, today's announcement offers further
proof of the growing bond between both parties, as Vikings Head Coach Denis
Betts confirms; "Like ourselves, Workington have huge ambitions and following
their promotion they are hell-bent on making massive strides and continually
"Although they weren't at full strength, they offered us a really good test in
our recent pre-season game and with the addition of some of our first team
players, this will surely give them an extra boost throughout the Championship
"Having spoken to our players about their recovery from non-selection or injury,
playing for Workington is seen as a big step back into the Widnes first team.
The players believe that this is something they will want and need, so it will
put both clubs in a far healthier position and means that we will both be
benefitting from our first teamer's ambitions to be the best player they can
Joint Workington Town head coach Martin Oglanby went on to say; "it is
absolutely fantastic news that we will have Super league quality players at our
disposal as part of our partnership agreement and it shows the commitment by
Widnes to the arrangement. With a number of our first choice players currently unavailable through injury and suspension, its great to know that we have access to Super League quality players to help compliment our squad.
Club Director Malcolm Allison concluded "from the initial preliminary
discussions we had with Denis Betts and James Rule about the forming of a partnership, they have been absolutely superb and extremely professional and today's news reaffirms their commitment to working
with us. I cannot speak highly enough of the Widnes club since we went into the partnership arrangement and I know both clubs are looking forward to continuing to work together, both on and off the field".