Kris Ratcliffe leaves post

  • Kris Ratcliffe leaves post as Head Coach of Wigan Warriors Women’s Team.
  • Ratcliffe has been in charge since June 2019.
  • Ratcliffe: “It truly has been a pleasure I’m most grateful for.”

Wigan Warriors Women’s head coach Kris Ratcliffe has left his post following the conclusion of the Betfred Women’s Super League season.

Ratcliffe has been in charge of the team since June 2019 and has overseen a period of transition where several young players have been brought into the side.

Kris is leaving the Club due to his commitment to a successful teaching career, and his inability to commit further time as the Club looks to enhance its provision to the women’s setup. He leaves with the thanks and best wishes of everyone at Wigan Warriors.

“It has been a very special time in my life to coach at the club I have always supported,” Ratcliffe said.

“I’ve had five memorable years and been privileged to watch the women’s game grow immensely during that period.  I played my part in overseeing huge growth at the club from the creation of the very first women’s side to the wonderful pathway that is in place today. We now have a real route for young female Warriors fans to realise their dreams and one day pull on the famous Cherry and White.

“Thank you to all the staff that I have had the pleasure of working with over the years, many of whom have been volunteers, giving huge amounts of time and effort purely for the love of the club. Nothing would have been or will continue to be achieved without your support.

“A thank you to the board for allowing me to be a part of this great club. It truly has been a pleasure I’m most grateful for.

He added: “Finally and most importantly, a huge thank you to all the women and girls that I have been trusted to coach and develop as both successful players and people. Seeing some play their very first games in the sport and develop into full internationals is something that both myself and the Club are immensely proud of. 

“We have seen glimpses this season in Challenge Cup and league semi-finals and the 9s final that this squad is on the cusp of success.  With many outstanding and exciting talents plus more knocking on the first team door. I would encourage every Wigan fan to get behind this team and get down to watch some games live next season and beyond. You will not be disappointed.”

Tuesday 24 October 2023