Lena Hough - The View From My Seat

Lena Hough - The View From My Seat widnesvikings.co.uk

19th October 2018

As the club continues it’s rebuild for the 2019 Betfred Championship season, a large number of the club’s supporters have already secured their seat for next year.

With over 1400 Memberships sold by our supporters for next season, we wanted to hear why those that have signed up are getting behind their club with their ‘#ViewFromMySeat’. 

Read the thoughts of Lena Hough, an avid supporter since the 1970s, and the reasons behind her continued backing of the club that she loves…

“I started watching Widnes in the 70s with my Dad, Grandad and my Grandad’s friend Stan,” Lena said. 

“I always remember standing in what is now the North West corner but I used to change ends at half time, stopping half way for a pie and a brew!

“The players back then were my heart throbs, and I had pictures on my bedroom walls, Eric Hughes in particular! My Dad used to take me on a Yates coach to all the away games and it seemed like every year we would go to Wembley!”

Having seen the highs and lows that this club has given her over the years, Lena was quick to state how her support will never waiver despite what has been a tough couple of years on the field for the club.

“Vikings’ blood runs through my veins and although, along with others I have been frustrated of late, it never enters my head not to continue with my support,” she said.

“I have never claimed to be an expert in coaching so I am not one to voice who plays where, when and how. All I know is that the good and the bad times happen. It’s tough at the moment but it will pass, it will be fixed somehow, especially with the young talent coming through the ranks at present.

“So I will continue to cheer on the boys from the Pat Price North Stand with my son and possibly any future grandchildren I may have.

“The family legacy to the Vikings carries on. It started with my Grandad, and passed down through my Dad, myself and now my son. We always have been and always will be Widnes til we die!”

Want to give your #ViewFromMySeat, and be featured around your love for Widnes Vikings, as well as being in the draw to win a shirt signed by members of our 2019 squad? We are looking for supporters to get in touch to samw@widnesvikings.co.uk to find out more. 


Back the Vikings’ Super League Return

Widnes Vikings are currently building their squad for 2019, with the aim of immediately returning to the Super League. By signing up for 2019 Stronghold Membership, you are directly investing in the Vikings recruitment and retention budget. With 0% finance, free Junior Memberships and a host of exclusive deals, this offers one of the best value Memberships in Rugby League.

To show your support and sign up for 2019, visit the Viking Superstore, Tesco Extra, or call 0151 495 2250. Click here for more information.

A host of sponsorship opportunities are also available for 2019. To explore opportunities to associate your brand with the Vikings’ Super League return and back the bid for promotion, please email commercial@widnesvikings.co.uk or contact: 0151 495 2250.

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