FEATHERSTONE ROVERS LADIES head coach Jonny Payne claims the entry of Wakefield Trinity Ladies into the Women’s Super League has added to his team’s excitement ahead of the 2019 season.
Trinity were crowned Women’s Championship League Leaders in 2018 and will now step up to join Featherstone and the other six sides who contested the inaugural Women’s Super League.
Payne said: “It’s fantastic to have another of the club’s traditional rivals join us in the Women’s Super League.
“Rivalries are what drive interest in physical sports like rugby league and with regular derbies between Wakefield, Castleford and ourselves, there’ll be plenty of occasions for fans to get excited about.
He added: “It also adds to the number of opportunities for women to play at the top level in this district.
“It’s an area which currently provides some of the countries best talent, as shown by the representative call ups for our own players.
“We have to continue to do that and encourage more young girls to get involved in the game.
“Offering the opportunity to take part in local derbies at an elite level is a great way to do that.”
The 2019 Women’s Super League fixtures and full calendar, including Challenge Cup games and finals will be announced early next year.