Hellin: Allowed to learn

  • Wigan Warriors Women’s Freya Hellin talks us through her 2021 Season and how it has improved her game.
  • Hellin: “I’ve made many mistakes during training and games but it’s how the team and coaches approach the matter by allowing time to explain it.”
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Wigan Warriors Women’s Freya Hellin reflects on the 2021 season, with heavy praise for her team mates and coaches for allowing her to progress in Rugby League.

Hellin was part of the inaugural Women’s side that won the Women’s Super League in 2018, before having a few years away and returning to Kris Ratcliffe’s side during the 2021 season: “During my first season at Wigan I was side tracked by playing Premiership Rugby Union, as well as studying in my second year of university.

“I hadn’t ever played league before and was still learning the sport when given the opportunity at the times I was picked. I believe that this time around my head was in it to learn, not only from the coaches but the players also – They’re a great bunch of girls and are always willing to help when needed.”

Freya Hellin playing against Featherstone Rovers Ladies in her first stint with Wigan in 2018.

Hellin joined the Warriors in 2021 after the season had started and went on to make eight appearances in Cherry and White, speaking on her second stint with the Club, she said: “This season has allowed me to learn how to adapt to the game when needed, depending on the player beside you and the player on the opposing team. I’ve made many mistakes during training and games but it’s how the team and coaches approach the matter by allowing time to explain it.”

She added: “I believe that this season for myself has gone far better than expected, I was given the opportunity which some individuals haven’t and I appreciate it massively.”

Hellin made eight appearances in the Betfred Women’s Super League in 2021.

The 2021 Season came to an end for a Wigan as they fell short of a Semi Final Play-Off place. Reflecting on the season, Hellin said: “Wigan as a whole fell short with many injuries during the last few games which is a shame because I believe we weren’t able to show our true potential. The important thing now is for us to adapt and overcome those issues.

“I believe the girls will come back stronger and with even more fight in them. I hope that 2022 will be our year.”

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