More games at Belle Vue for Wakefield as Women’s Super League beckons

Sebastian Sternik

Wakefield Trinity Ladies are set to play more games at Belle Vue as the team enters an exciting new chapter in the Women’s Super League. 

Wakefield only played a couple of games at Belle Vue last season but head coach Wayne Hirst is confident more games will take place at Trinity’s home in 2019. 

He said: “We played one or two last year and I’m confident we’ll be playing more games at Belle Vue next season.”

There is potential for some interesting Yorkshire derbies thanks to the inclusion of Wakefield in the Super League. Games against the likes of Castleford, Leeds or Bradford would certainly warrant a big stage. 

Hirst is looking forward to the team’s first season in the top tier but accepts the 2019 campaign will be about building. 

He said: “We’re in a similar position we were in last year. This is a new environment and we’re a new team so I think next year will be about getting things right and seeing how we go. 

“Everyone who is in the Super League has a year on us so we’ve got a lot of learning to do and a lot of hard work to do.” 

Trinity are hoping to play three pre-season games as they prepare for their Super League debut. 

Hirst also admits he is looking to strengthen his squad before the start of the season saying: “We know we’re up against a different challenge, it’s going to be a lot harder. We need to add to the current team as certain players are expected to leave this year. We are definitely looking at strengthening the squad for next season.”

Trinity’s inclusion in the Super League takes the total number of teams to eight. There are three sides who are set to take their place in the Championship with Huddersfield, Warrington and possibly Halifax, strengthening the second tier.