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Last Updated:  Friday, 7 March, 2003, 14:32 GMT
Widnes Vikings
Boxer Robin Reid is one of Widnes' celebrity fans
Boxer Robin Reid is one of Widnes' celebrity fans
Widnes have had a season of consolidation since winning promotion to Super League in 2001.

They have one of the brightest British coaches around in Neil Kelly, and this year could push for a play-off spot.

Stadium:
The Halton Stadium
Lowerhouse Lane
Widnes
WA8 7DZ

Super League record:
2002: seventh
Odds for 2003: 125-1

Coach:
Neil Kelly (since March 2001)

Mascot:
Kemick the Viking

Dancers:
The Vikingettes

Celebrity fans:
Vin Diesel (Hollywood actor), Robin Reid (former WBC super-middleweight champion boxer)

Did you know?:
Keith Elwell holds the record for the longest run of full appearances with one club with a total of 239 for Widnes between 1977 and 1982.

2003 squad:
1 Stuart Spruce, 2 Paul Devlin, 3 Deon Bird, 4 Adam Hughes, 5 Jason Demetriou, 6 Steve Carter, 7 Ryan Sheridan, 8 Robbie Relf, 9 Shane Millard, 10 Julian O'Neill, 11 Andy Hay, 12 Steve McCurrie, 13 Daniel Frame, 15 Ryan McDonald, 16 Andrew Isherwood, 17 Anthony Farrell, 18 Dean Lawford, 19 Paul Atcheson, 20 Dan Potter, 21 Chris Percival, 22 Phil Cantillon, 23 David Mills, 25 Simon Finnigan

Transfers:
In: Ryan Sheridan, Andy Hay (both Leeds), Dean Lawford (Batley), Deon Bird (Wakefield), Andrew Isherwood (Leigh), Shane Millard (St George Illwararra), Simon Finnegan (Penrith Panthers - on trial)

Out: Troy Stone (retired), Damien Munro, Sean Richardson (both Leigh), Barry Eaton (Batley), Mike Briggs (Chorley), Gareth Haggerty (Salford), Craig Weston, Blake Cannavo (both released)

Contact:
Tel: 0151495 2250
Fax: 0151423 2720
Website: www.widnes-vikings.com




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