Betts appointed Women’s Head Coach

  • Denis Betts to coach the Women’s team from 2024.
  • The former player takes charge following the departure of Kris Ratcliffe.
  • “To be involved with Wigan again is an amazing opportunity,” says Betts.

Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce the appointment of Denis Betts as Head Coach for Wigan Warriors Women’s Team for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

The appointment is a very significant milestone in the Club’s commitment to develop the Women and Girls pathway in 2024 and beyond.

Betts re-joins Wigan Warriors with a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach. Having served the Warriors twice as a player, gaining international honours, playing in Australia and gaining significant coaching experience across both codes, Betts is the ideal candidate to drive forward an ambitious plan to develop the Women & Girls pathway.

The 54-year-old won six league titles, seven Challenge Cups, three Premierships and two World Club Challenges as a player in a total of 367 appearances for the Club. Betts was also caretaker Coach for 38 games in 2004 and 2005.

On his appointment, Betts said: “This is great challenge and I’m excited to be able to get back on the field and coach.

“The Women’s Super League has got a great future, and I am getting the chance to coach at a time when the game has great growth around it and has some fantastic athletics involved.

“To be involved with Wigan again is an amazing opportunity, and to be involved at a time when there are such brilliant opportunities with the new vision and investment is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Wayne Joyce, Chief Operating Officer, said: “The appointment of Denis as Women’s Team Head Coach is a very significant development that demonstrates the Club’s ambition to be the leader in Women & Girls rugby league. 

“We have committed significant further investment into the team and supporting structures for 2024 and the appointment of Denis is the first step in a number of exciting developments that we have in place for next season.”

Want to see the Warriors Women in action at Robin Park Arena in 2024? Season Ticket Holders can gain FREE access to Reserves, Academy and Betfred Women’s Super League home fixtures. Find out more HERE.

Tuesday 24 October 2023