Wigan Women to host trials

Wigan Women to host trials

  • Wigan Warriors Women set to host trials ahead of 2020 season.

  • Warriors finished fourth in the Betfred Women’s Super League 2019 and look to improve next year.

  • Session will take place on Saturday 30th November at Robin Park Arena, 10am-12pm.

Following the end of their second year in the Betfred Women’s Super League Wigan Warriors Women are set to host a sole trial for their upcoming 2020 Season.

Wigan were crowned Women’s Super League Champions in their inaugural season in 2018, but finished fourth and bowed out of the competition in the Play-Off Semi-Finals in 2019.

Following the end of the season, six Warriors women have taken part in international duty. Rebecca Greenfield, Rachel Thompson and Georgia Wilson have gone on to represent England, with Wilson participating in the first ever World Cup 9s in Australia, and now all three are currently on Tour in Papua New Guinea.

Leah Darbyshire, Victoria Molyneux and Katie Stephens also represented Team GB Teachers in the off-season, with Molyneux captaining the side to two wins from two, including a historic victory over Wales Women in their inaugural international rugby league fixture.

Wigan Warriors Women in action in 2019.

The Warriors Women would like to welcome players of all abilities and backgrounds to participate in trials in preparation for 2020.

Wigan’s No.4, Wilson, trialled in 2017 as a rugby union player from University of Central Lancashire and Preston Grasshoppers and has gone on to be Grand Final and World Cup 9s try scorer.

Speaking on her journey so far, Wilson said: “Trialling for Wigan back in 2017 was my first encounter with rugby league after playing union for two years at University. The start of the 2018 season was difficult as I tried to make the transition from union to league but with hard work and great support, I learned a great deal and started to see progressions in no time at all.”

She added: “The majority of the girls at the trials had come from local clubs and were all very welcoming, but there were a lot of new players too and as soon as trials ended there was a great bond in the squad.

“Being out for half of the 2019 season with a broken foot, I never would have thought I’d be selected to represent England in the World 9s or on an historic international Tour to Papua New Guinea. The support from everyone around me has been amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

Kris Ratcliffe’s side scored 73 tries and notched 38 goals in 2019, as well as handing out 11 debuts, and now look to build on their squad for next year.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Warrior, and would like the chance to pull on the famous Cherry and White jersey, trials will take place at Robin Park Arena from 10am-12pm on Saturday 30th November.

To register interest, please complete the sign-up form below, along with any queries via email to Kris.ratcliffe@wiganwarriors.com.

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