Gillham: Excited for opportunity

  • Read from Wigan Warriors Women’s Lauren Gillham ahead of the start of the 2021 Betfred Women’s Super League.
  • The 18-year-old is preparing to making her debut this season.
  • Warrington Wolves Women v Wigan Warriors Women takes place on Sunday 18th April, live on Twitch.

As we approach the opening fixture of the Betfred Women’s Super League, we caught up with Wigan Warriors Women player Lauren Gillham to see how she is feeling ahead of potentially making her debut on Sunday.

On fitting in to the Women’s team, Gillham said: “I have found it really easy to settle in to the team, all the girls are really welcoming in inviting you into the team. It was really hard doing all our training and preparation on Zoom over the past year, but now we are all back and getting to train together, being able to play in practice matches, it is great!”

The former Ashton Bears and Orrell St James winger has been training with the Warriors throughout lockdown having signed for the Club at the end of 2019. 

Talking about the training schedule, the 18-year-old said: “I love going to training with the girls because everything is different and we do a range of different things in each session. I like the way we are encouraged to perform our best and it is really helpful getting immediate feedback from the coaches.”

With the Warriors doing final preparations to face Warrington Wolves on Sunday 18th April, young winger Gillham spoke on the possibility of making her Women’s Super League debut in the coming weeks.

“I am really excited to be given the opportunity to play in the Women’s Super League, especially for Wigan Warriors. I have followed the Warriors for so long and I have been playing rugby elsewhere since the BWSL launched so it has always been my goal to work my way up.

“My main aim this season is to try and get as much game time as possible, there is plenty of competition. I just want to play to the best of my abilities.”

Wigan Warriors Women start their 2021 Betfred Super League season on Sunday as they face Warrington Wolves Women at Victoria Park. The game will be the first Women’s game to feature on Twitch in a new dedicated streaming programme for the Betfred Women’s Super League. 

Live Coverage will be available on the dedicated Twitch channel ‘Rugby League’ from 12pm. All matches covered live on Twitch will be repeated on Our League on Monday night from 8pm.