Women's squad announced

Women's squad announced

  • Squad announced ahead of 2019 Women’s Super League Season

  • Women’s Head Coach Amanda Wilkinson names 26-person squad ahead of title defence

  • Women’s Super League Season kicks off in April

The Wigan Warriors Women will kick-off their season on April as the Champions begin their title defence after a Grand Final winning first season. With the recent announcement that a new commercial partnership will also see the Women’s Challenge Cup final integrated with the Men’s Semi-Finals, the Women’s competition offers even more incentive in 2019. Following a series of trials, head coach Amanda Wilkinson has named her squad for the Season.

Speaking on the announcement, Wilkinson said: “It’s another season and another challenge, 2018 saw youngsters from the Under 19s progressing into our first team squad and non-league players making their debuts in the sport. It also saw talented players coming out of retirement, as well as two players gaining England selections.”

She added: “If 2019 can be as productive as last year, then we are heading in the right direction. The Women worked so hard in their first season, on and off the field, doing themselves and the Warriors brand proud. We reflected and reviewed everything in the off season and we have now regathered.”

“We have lost some players, but we have also gained some new ones. We are enjoying getting stuck into pre-season and look forward to seeing the squad, including our new signings, in our first friendly against Barrow Island Ladies next month.”

20 Warriors who featured in the first ever Women’s squad continue their journey in Cherry & White jerseys, with six new additions joining the side. Gemma Walsh will lead the side for another year as Captain, with Rachel Thompson continuing as vice-Captain.

The Warriors welcome in some new faces, with Carys Marsh and Eleanor Dainty joining from local rivals St Helens Women, and with a wealth of experience, Victoria Molyneux is also named. Megan Bragg joins from Orrell St James with Megan Grace-Holding moving up from the U19s set up having proved her talent via the Champions Schools Education route at just 17-years old. Finally, Natalie Watson a well experienced Rugby League girl will complete the 27th spot in the squad.

Fixtures for the 2019 Women’s Super League will be announced in due course.

WIGAN WARRIORS WOMEN’S FIRST TEAM SQUAD

  1. Rebecca Greenfield

  2. Alison Burrows

  3. Rachel Thompson (VC)

  4. Georgia Wilson

  5. Michelle Davis

  6. Gemma Walsh (C)

  7. Sarah Harrison

  8. Lucy Baggaley

  9. Carys Marsh

  10. Hannah Goodburn

  11. Amanda Sibbald

  12. Vanessa Temple

  13. Victoria Molyneux

  14. Holly Speakman

  15. Emma Dwyer

  16. Gemma Hennessey

  17. Jade Gregory-Haselden

  18. Charlotte Foley

  19. Kate McMullan

  20. Emily Baggaley

  21. Bethany Cox

  22. Christina Tully

  23. Megan Grace Holding

  24. Eleanor Dainty

  25. Megan Bragg

  26. Natalie Watson

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