Warrington Women have announced the signings of Lucy and Emily Baggaley from Wigan ahead of the 2022 season.
Lucy, a prop, was ever-present for the Warriors in 2021. Meanwhile, Emily plays at centre, and she can also play at second row.
The pair, both 22, follow the footsteps of Warrington-born St Helens centre Katy-May Williams and former Bradford and Huddersfield hooker Grace Ramsden in signing for the club.
Lucy told the club website: “I wanted a new challenge with a new group of girls and a different skillset. I want to better myself now as a player.
“Everyone I’ve met so far has been brilliant and I’m loving it. I feel like with this group of girls there’s a good drive here. There’s the ultimate goal of getting promoted but I feel we’re all going to push each other to meet our individual goals too.”
Emily added: “I feel that I needed a change and I believe that Warrington can help me develop my game and improve me as a player.
“With the new additions and the girls that are already here I believe we will be up there competing for promotion. It’s an exciting time and I’m really enjoying it.”
Promotion on Warrington’s mind
Warrington will be keen to get back amongst the best club’s in the Women’s Super League. They were placed in Group Two of the reformatted Super League, along with Leigh Miners, Barrow, Bradford, Featherstone and Wakefield.
There will be promotion in the shape up of one up, one down to Group One, which includes St Helens, Leeds, Castleford, York, Wigan and Huddersfield.
Before then, the newly formatted Challenge Cup Group Stages are set to be drawn on 7th December. Warrington are in Pool Two alongside Wigan, Featherstone and Huddersfield.
There are four groups of four teams. The top two from each group will go through to the quarter-finals, where the traditional cup format will then start.