Back the Leeds Rhinos Women team this season

The Betfred Women’s Super League returns on Sunday 18 April and Leeds Rhinos Women’s team are ready to get started after almost an 18 month wait since their last game in the 2019 Women’s Super League Grand Final.

The reigning Super League and Challenge Cup winners will kick off their season against York City Knights and will be 10 rounds of fixtures during the regular season, with clubs playing each other once before the top four break away to take part in a play-off series with a Grand Final place at stake. The remaining six teams will compete for places in the final of the Betfred Women’s Super League Shield, with both finals taking place at the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday 10 October.

Although the games will initially be played behind closed doors, the RFL, in association with In Touch productions, recently announced that will show one live game each week via Twitch.

Leeds Rhinos Women are coached by former Leeds captain and England international Lois Forsell, alongside former Rhinos players Anthony and David Gibbons. The team are captained by Australian Courtney Winfield-Hill, who won the Woman of Steel award in 2019 and the squad includes a number of England internationals including Amy Johnson, Caitlin Beevers and Dannielle Anderson.

Speaking about the new season, Forsell said: “We are really excited that the fixtures have been announced, it has been long time since our last game and we all can’t wait to get started. This is a huge year for Women’s Rugby League in this country, with the World Cup on home soil later this year so I am so pleased that the women’s Super League competition will be back up and running soon and I am really looking forward to seeing what our team can do in 2021.

“Since our team played their first game in 2018 I have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from fans, sponsors and the media. Alongside this I have seen that due to the increased profile of the game and having a Women’s Super League team in the city that participation in schools and clubs has massively increased and more girls are playing the sport than ever before. The Women’s game is growing each year and it has so much potential with the number of players now coming through, so it is a really exciting time to be involved in our sport.”

Courtney Winfield-Hill with the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup trophy after victory over CastlefordPicture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Back the team in 2021

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for you and your company to support Leeds Rhinos Women and help develop the women game in Leeds and surrounding areas. Email [email protected] or call 0113 2033222 to find out the opportunities available to you.