Meadows to Attend Women's Launch

Meadows to Attend Women's Launch

  • Jenny Meadows set to be the guest speaker at the Wigan Warriors Women’s Team launch

  • Former Great Britain athlete to attend event at DW Stadium on Thursday 16th November

  • Still time to register for the event

Former Great Britain athlete Jenny Meadows will be the guest speaker at the Wigan Warriors Women’s Team launch.

A World and European medallist on the track, Wigan-born Meadows represented Great Britain from 2000 right up until her retirement in 2016.

A fine career saw her win a bronze medal in the 800m at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships followed by a silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in 2010.

In 2011, at the European Indoor Championships, Jenny won Gold for the individual event and silver as part of the 4x400m relay. That year she also became British Champion outdoors and won the Diamond League Series.

A keen Wigan Warriors fan, Jenny says she is honoured to be invited to speak at the launch event.

“I’m absolutely delighted that Amanda (Wilkinson) has invited me to come and speak at the event.

“Having been a Wigan Warriors fan for many years it really is an honour to be asked to come down and talk to the women involved.

“There’s a lot of great news around Women’s Rugby League at the moment and I’m really excited and hope that I can help inspire a new group of women to come together for what should be something very special.”

Amanda Wilkinson is heading up the Warriors’ newest team and said Jenny was an obvious choice to speak at the event.

“Jenny is one of the finest athletes the town of Wigan has ever produced so it is fitting that she should join us to offer some insight into the trials and tribulations she went through during her career.

“Jenny reached the very peak of her sport and is an inspiration to all female athletes in the UK. I really couldn’t think of a better person to come and speak with the group and am delighted that she will be joining us.”

The official Launch Evening for the Wigan Warriors Women’s team takes place at the DW Stadium on Thursday 16th November, 6-8pm in The Heineken Lounge. Anyone wishing to get involved with the team is asked to attend.

A series of Open Training Sessions are planned for the coming weeks on Saturday 25th November, Saturday 2nd December and Saturday 9th December. All sessions will be from 10am until 12pm at: Central Park, Montrose Avenue, Wigan, WN5 9XL.

CLICK HERE to register for the Wigan Warriors Women’s Team open training sessions.

If you wish to attend the Wigan Warriors Women’s Team please launch event please contact Sam Cross: s.cross@wiganwarriors.com.

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