On International Women’s Day Wigan Warriors pays tribute to all women connected with the club.
In total almost 30 women are employed directly by the Club whilst the Warriors have recently launched the Wigan Warriors Women’s team.
Gemma Walsh was yesterday named Captain of the Women’s team whilst Head Coach, Amanda Wilkinson, was a guest speaker at the Pro Manchester business development event this morning discussing hot topics including career opportunities and empowering women in the work place.
The fixtures for the Wigan Warriors Women’s Team were announced earlier today and the team will be presented with their shirts at the First Team training ground on Saturday.
Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said:
“The Club employs almost 30 women with so many other women involved too and they all play a vital role.
“It is fitting that the fixtures for our Women’s team fixtures were announced today and that this week really has been dedicated to the Women that really inspire us here at Wigan.
“On behalf of the club, it really is a heartfelt thank you to every woman involved with us for everything you do.”
WOMEN'S FIXTURES— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) March 8, 2018
The full fixture list for our Women's Team inaugural season has been announced. First up at home @FevRovers Ladies!
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The Warriors Foundation this week also hosted a pamper day for women from a local Women’s Refuge on Tuesday whilst staff will today take part in a domestic abuse awareness session later today.
On Sunday at the Wakefield game Lily and Mary, the ladies who featured in the ‘Rugby Memories’ session with John Bateman will be guests of honour and joined by other inspirational women including Members of Parliament, Lisa Nandy and Jo Platt.
Mandy Johnston, part of the Warriors Administration team for over 30 years, said:
“I’m very proud to work for Wigan Warriors and it is nice for us ladies to be acknowledged on International Women’s Day. This, together with the launch of our Women’s team makes it an exciting time for us to be associated with the club.”
The club thank all of the Women who work for us, namely Lucy Castille, Vicky Cowpland, Gemma Cross, Sam Cross, Sam Dowd, Joanne Hale, Holly Johnston, Mandy Johnston, Vicky Kay, Linda Kenny, Joanne Kenyon-Swift, Danielle Lloyd, Christine Lowe, Carol Madden, Emily McLoughlin, Joyce Pickles, Heather Pickup, Zoe Riley, Emma Schultz, Mary Sharkey, Paula Sumner, Claire Taylor, Tracy Taylor, Rachel Thompson, Sarah Titherley, Amanda Wilkinson, Sue Worrall, Louise Wright and the many female matchday volunteers, hostesses, the Warrior girls, Central Park staff and lotto agents who all play their part.