Wigan St Judes were formed in 1980 and began with just 20 child aged players. The club now has some 300 players from age 7 through to adults. Six youth teams play in the National Youth League. In 1991, the club moved to its present location in the Poolstock area of Wigan and operates three pitches and a clubhouse. The club also acts as one of the official feeder clubs for Wigan Warriors, the towns professional Super League club.
St Judes initially played in the North West Counties League and progressed to the Premier Division where they played for 3 seasons before applying for the National Conference League.
Players from the club to turn professional include; Kris Radlinski, Mick Cassidy, Sean Long, Craig Makin, Wes Davies and Mark Smith.