Widnes out of Autumn competition

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  • #3668
    Widiots On Tour
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    Widnes Vikings can confirm that the club have made the decision to not take part in the RFL’s Autumn competition.

    After receiving full details of the competition and learning the criteria in which the club would need to meet, a decision has been made that it would be in the club’s best interests to not enter.

    The costs and potential risks of returning to play this Autumn outweighs the reward, and with no guarantee that supporters will be allowed to attend these fixtures there is very little financial gain to be made.

    As already mentioned, the club and our loyal supporters have worked hard in order to build a financially stable model and our aim since the cancellation of the season has been to protect the foundations we have built together. Competing in the Autumn competition could potentially jeopardise that, which is why the club has decided to opt out.

    It was important to us that a decision was made on the Autumn competition before advancing with our Season Ticket process, in order to help inform the decision of our supporters in regard to refunds.

    We would like to thank the RFL for their support and guidance throughout this process, and once again thank our supporters for their patience on this matter while awaiting a decision.

    #3669
    CJ91
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    Fair enough.

    February seems a LONG way off…

    #3671
    Glynn
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    be no one in it anyway

    #3672
    Widiots On Tour
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    yeah, the negatives outweigh the positives

    #3673
    Former Chemic
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    Good decision by our club

    #3675
    Johnnyboy
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>A decision based on common sense which is a rarity in RL. Well done the board, I’m sad no VIkings until 2021 but equally everyone must know it’s the right decision.</p>

    #3692
    Ditton donkey
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    It really was the only decision the club could make.

    looking at no crowds  plus extra cost of testing and the removal from furlough back up, it is a no brainer

    not sure how many teams will enter, at the moment it looks like zero

    on a positive front we should be ok finance wise with no rent and the VIKI money still coming in

    just been sent a message saying my return flight from Toulouse is ok

    got told last week my flight to Toulouse was cancelled, best start walking now !

    #3704
    Viking Man
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    4 teams in it up to now it seems.

    Bradford, Batley, Barrow & Dewsbury all playing.  Would imagine Leigh probably will too.

    #3707
    sandgroper
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    Season ticket options on the internet now!

    #3717
    Glynn
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    4 teams in it up to now it seems.

    Bradford, Batley, Barrow & Dewsbury all playing. Would imagine Leigh probably will too.

    they will all be complaining about financial troubles come next year

    #3718
    sandgroper
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    Maybe they’ll follow Cas and ask for an RFL loan?

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