BARROW Raiders have announced a new dual-registration partnership with one of the most successful rugby league sides in the country.

The Club have sealed an exciting new deal with Wigan Warriors, the current World Club Champions and reigning Super League Champions.

Wigan have provided tremendous support for Raiders during times of injury and have entrusted the club with some of their most promising young players.

The link will offer some of Wigan’s transition players the opportunity to gain further valuable and regular first team experience and play competitive matches to help with their development.

As part of the agreement, the player will be eligible to play and train with both clubs.

However, they are restricted to play in one in any given week and would therefore not be eligible to play twice for Barrow and Wigan during the same weekend.

The deal comes as head coach Paul Crarey has helped to maintain a great relationship with Wigan’s head coach Matt Peet and reserves head coach John Duffy.

Director of rugby Andy Gaffney also worked tirelessly alongside Wigan to get the new partnership over the line.

Announcing the news on their social media platforms, a statement from the Club read: “The Warriors remonstrate massive support for their community, both within rugby league and beyond.

“We share similar values that define Wigan as a fantastic brand, and eagerly anticipate a long-lasting partnership.”