Warrington to enter women’s team in Championship

James Gordon

Warrington are to launch a women’s team that will play in the Championship next season, with the view to joining Super League in 2020.

Led by community coach Lee Westwood, he will be assisted by Ben Westwood and team manager Angela Powers from Sky Sports.

Karl Fitzpatrick, Wolves’ chief executive, said: “It is fantastic to see the women’s game growing in popularity and as a club we are proud to be a part of it.

“Rugby League is at the heart of the town so the re-introduction of the women’s and girls’ game within Warrington is a positive step forward.

“Earlier this year we hosted the women’s Challenge Cup finals day at the stadium which was a big success and we were delighted to be involved in raising awareness of the game, and look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength.”

The club is holding open-age trial sessions at Victoria Park Asics Stadium next month on Monday 3 December at 7pm.

Training sessions for those girls aged 12 to 16 are held every Monday evening between 6pm and 7pm.