Warrington Wolves’ women’s side have announced the signing of hooker Grace Ramsden from Bradford Bulls for the 2022 season.
Ramsden,23, was appointed captain of the Bulls side in 2021. It was a difficult year for Bradford, who had lost a year as a result of the global pandemic. They won three games over the course of the Super League season in both the regular season and the Shield.
She has also played for Huddersfield Giants and Stanningley. She started at St Joseph’s club in Huddersfield at the age of 16.
Ramsden will be hoping to help Warrington gain promotion into Group One of the Women’s Super League. They have been placed in Group Two along with Bradford, Featherstone and Wakefield.
Meanwhile, Group One consists of champions St Helens, as well as Leeds, Castleford, York, Wigan and Huddersfield.
Ramsden shares Warrington’s ambition
Talking to the club website, Ramsden said:”Signing for Warrington is a huge move for me. After seeing the facilities and opportunities the Club had to offer it was a no brainer.
“I feel the Club can help me grow and learn as a player. For me that’s one of the most important parts of playing rugby.
“I share the ambition of where the Club wants the Women’s game to be in the next couple of years. I’m excited to be a part of that.
“We want to be the first team to hit promotion but understand the season ahead and the challenges it will bring. I believe we will be a very competitive team next year.
“My main goal is to work hard in pre-season and be on the field with the girls playing some quality rugby and assisting the team with promotion.”
Head Coach Lee Westwood added: “It’s fantastic to be adding one of the competition’s up-and-coming young stars to our squad for next season.
“To get a player of Grace’s calibre on board shows the ambition and vision of being one of the best Super League sides over the next few years. She is just the first of many exciting new additions we’re being able to attract and represent our great club for 2022.”