Blackpool Stanley Chairman, Simon Hornby, was presented with a signed match ball by Blackpool Council’s head of Catering and Leisure, John Hawkin. The ball will initially be displayed in the clubhouse but could at some stage be used to raise funds for the club.
The Ball was signed by the Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers teams at their Super League game at the DW Stadium on 13th June 2014, and presented to Blackpool Council by Matrix Fitness at the opening of the Gateway Leisure Complex which is part of the new Talbot Gateway Development.
Matrix Fitness were one of the lead suppliers of equipment for the new Gym and also provide equipment for the Warriors training environments. As part of their relationship with both the Council and the Warriors, Josh Charnley (Warriors Player) and Kris Radlinski (Warriors General Rugby Manager) attended the opening ceremony of the new Gym in late June, when the signed ball was presented to John Hawkin of Blackpool Council.