Wildcats Chairman, Michael Carter has called on the people of Wakefield to back the club when 2015 season tickets go on sale on September 1st and declared: ‘We’re in this together’.
The Trinity owner has steered the club through 2014 alongside director Chris Brereton and consultant chief executive, Kath Hetherington, and with the primary aim of Super League survival achieved, plans are afoot for 2015 in the exciting new competition format.
After a turbulent end to 2013 and wholesale changes to the squad ahead of 2014, many pundits understandably tipped the Wildcats to be scrapping for their Super League lives throughout the campaign.
However, the Wildcats secured top flight status with a quarter of the season remaining and Carter believes that with a much more stable off-season ahead, the Wildcats can play a competitive role in the new Super League structure.
Craig Hall and Mickael Simon have both been added to James Webster’s squad with Reece Lyne, Nick Scruton, Scott Anderson and Daniel Smith all committing their futures to the red, white and blue cause.
Writing in his programme notes ahead of the West Yorkshire derby with the Giants on Sunday (kick-off: 3pm), Carter says supporters commitment to purchasing season tickets will help the club plan better for the next campaign.
“We are now just a month away from Season Tickets for 2015 going on sale,” writes the Chairman in ‘The Trinity’.
“I appreciate that there are some substantial increases this year. However, to provide and improve a Super League squad for next year, we need to raise more revenue to fund it. I hope you have been as excited about the new signings and contract extensions we have revealed so far and hopefully there are some more to come.
“But we really need the public of Wakefield to back us on this. If every season ticket holder from last year could find another to purchase one, this would have a massive impact on the finances of the club.
“We do not have a ‘sugar daddy’ willing to bankroll the club. If we are going to do this, we are going to have to do this together. My realistic aim is to try and get 3,000 signed up on the early bird prices. There will be an option to spread the payments to make these easier financially for some.
“But the sooner fans buy the season ticket the sooner we will know what we have to play with. It’s a new exciting era for Super League next year and I want Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to be making a massive positive contribution to it.”
Details for season tickets are available by clicking HERE with information on prices, the six-month payment plan and the added benefits of being a season ticket holder in 2015.