Women’s Match Preview: Barrow

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF WIGAN WARRIORS Opening round 2024 BETFRED Super League game AGAINST barrow raiders at the DW Stadium (5:30pm k.o.)

The Warriors Women will make history this Friday night as they take to the DW Stadium pitch for the first time ever. Denis Betts’ Warriors welcome Barrow Raiders in the opening round of the 2024 Betfred Women’s Super League.

This will be the second meeting between the two sides this year, after the Warriors narrowly defeated the Raiders just a few weeks ago in the Betfred Challenge Cup Group stages.

Squad News

Head Coach Denis Betts names and unchanged 21-player squad from last week’s win over Cardiff Demons:


Barrow Ladies Head Coach Amanda Wilkinson has also named a 21-player squad for the fixture on Friday:

Pre-Match Quotes

Photo: Bryan Fowler

Speaking ahead of the historic event, Denis Betts said: “When the news came out that it was going to be a double-header at the DW Stadium, it was exciting for the girls. It’s going to be a great occasion – to be able to play on our home ground for the first time, in front of a decent crowd and with the Men to follow us afterwards.”

Vice-Captain Rachel Thompson also had her say on the event: “It’s a massive occasion, it’ll be emotional and it’s something that all the girls are really looking forward to this week. It is just another game and our first Super League game of the year, but it is extra special to be able to walk-out at the DW Stadium for the first time.”

Kit Check

Our Warriors Women will wear the traditional Cherry & White home kit for Friday’s fixture. Not got yours yet? Shop 2024 Kappa Kit HERE.

Match info

Friday’s game takes place at the DW Stadium with a 5:30pm K.O. ahead of the first team game against Castleford Tigers (8pm K.O.)

Tickets are available right up until kick-off online HERE and at the DW Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket purchases include entry to both the Women’s and Men’s Fixture. Turnstiles will be open from 5pm for entry ahead of the Women’s game.

Social Media

Wigan fans can follow every piece of the action via our social media channels and website.

Wednesday 17 April 2024