Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that Riverside College have renewed their partnership with the club, continuing as official Kit Partners for the 2021 season.
The Vikings have enjoyed a lengthy and successful partnership with the local college, combining their shirt sponsorship with providing opportunities through education via their work with the club’s Foundation.
Since 2016, the Riverside College logo has been proudly displayed on the chest of the club’s First Team shirts, with their brand remaining prominent on all three 2021 jerseys.
Alongside the Vikings Sports Foundation, the college also partner with the club to provide year-round courses in Sport and Employability through the Vikings Learning Centre, aimed at those 16-18 and 19+.
These courses allow members of the local community to improve their chances of gaining employment through gaining an accredited qualification, alongside support in creating CVs, preparing for interviews and on the job experience through work placements.
The Vikings Learning Centre also offers a unique chance to study from the iconic home of Widnes Vikings, providing alternative and less formal education opportunities to young people.
Riverside College and Cronton Sixth Form College also support Cancer Research UK each year with a Race for Life event, usually held at Victoria Park with huge numbers of participants taking part in the 5k run, jog or walk to raise funds.
This year, however, the pandemic put a stop to the event taking place in person but it couldn’t stop students, staff and members of the community raising over £3,000 through their virtual ‘Thrive for 5’ event.
Riverside College Principal, Mary Murphy said, “We are delighted and proud to sponsor Widnes Vikings and appear on their playing shirts again for the upcoming season.
“We are looking forward to a highly successful year working in partnership with the Club to provide an excellent learning environment for young people who wish to be part of the Vikings Learning Centre.”