Ratcliffe reflects on lockdown

  • Women’s Head Coach Kris Ratcliffe reflects on his side’s progression during the lockdown period.
  • Warriors Women have been benefitting from a number of focused sessions.
  • New game specific training has been implemented.

To stay focused and fit during the UK lockdown, Wigan Warriors Women have been working hard on a series of Zoom video calls.

As the UK passes more than 60 days in lockdown, the Women are continuing to work their way through the difficult situation by helping each other, both physically and mentally, through a series of organised sessions, from yoga, full virtual training sessions and also meeting weekly for events, such as virtual quizzes, bingo and karaoke. 

Speaking on his team’s togetherness through this time, Head Coach, Kris Ratcliffe, said: “We have really made a concerted effort to do our best during this lockdown period. I’m really proud of the effort the girls have made over the past couple of months – they have trained weekly and for the most part, nearly every day.

“Many of our players are training more than they ever have before, and we have tried to give as many options as possible with circuit based sessions set by our conditioners and sessions created by some of the girls who work as personal trainers, with improvised resistance equipment and more recently running sessions.

“At times we have been able to train together using Zoom to work on core skills, cardio and strength. We have also made sure that we have done something socially as a group each week.”

He added: “As a squad we have checked in on each other – helping each other physically and mentally through these strange times. I know the girls sometimes meet online in a morning for a coffee and a chat, it is those little elements that will bring our team together ahead of the season.

“I am confident that when we come out of the other side, we will be stronger, fitter and more together as a squad than ever before.”

Monday 25 May 2020