Crick praises Forsell’s contribution to the game

PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Rugby League - Festival of World Cups - England Women vs France Women - Loverugbyleague.com Stadium, Batley, England - 11/07/13 - England's Lois Forsell.

Leeds Rhinos Women’s team manager, Leon Crick, paid tribute to club captain Lois Forsell who announced her retirement today following an ACL injury.

Crick, who worked with Forsell to launch the first ever Leeds Rhinos Women’s team in 2017 said the former England international has made a massive impact on the team and the women’s game.

“We can’t get away from the fact that this is such sad news,” said Crick.  “Lois has been at the forefront of Leeds Rhinos women since the idea was first floated in 2017 and was instrumental in the success we had in our inaugural season in the Women’s Super League. 

“Lois is without doubt the most technically gifted women’s Rugby League player I have come across and although we lose her as a player we will gain a massive asset on our staff.  Her knowledge of the game and the fact that she has played at the highest level and achieved so much means that she is in a perfect position to help the next generation of Leeds Rhinos players achieve their potential in the game. 

“She has shown real determination over the last 12 months to continue training through countless setbacks and has been a fantastic club captain for us this season as well, leading the squad from off the field to a fantastic league and cup double. 

“She will continue to be a leading figure in the women’s team in 2020 alongside her role with Leeds Rhinos Foundation developing the next generation of players.”