Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ captain, Saskia Lewis, is looking forward to yet another derby day clash as we welcome Castleford Tigers to the Be Well Support Stadium on Sunday.
Following two weekends without a game, Trinity face the Tigers for the second time this season, taking victory in our first competitive game of the season as we headed to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in the Challenge Cup.
However, following Castleford’s drop down to group two for the forthcoming year, we now face our nearby neighbours in the Betfred Women’s Super League, hoping for the same outcome.
“[Beating them already] will definitely give us a confidence boost, but we are looking to improve on our performance from last time. We know Castleford will bring a challenge and we have prepared well for this,” said Saskia, looking ahead to Sunday’s game.
“We need to show desire, resilience, stick together as a team and work hard, which will help us to get the win at the weekend.
“If we can show these qualities, we should be able to get the victory.”
Despite yet to grab a victory this season so far, Trinity has shown signs of improvement in the past few weeks.
As the new players in the squad start to gain some consistent form, the team will continue to go from strength-to-strength, with our sights firmly set on victory this weekend.
“I think for the first 20-25 minutes, we performed really well.
“We were in Featherstone’s half for a large part of that first half and looked good in attack. I think we switched off a bit after that and got our heads down.
“I think we’ve improved massively. Each game, we are improving and putting into practice things we are doing in training.”
Named as captain for the 2022 season, Saskia has come back into the side following a long lay-off in 2021 due to an elbow injury.
After a big turnover in the off-season, Saskia has had to bring together a fairly new side for new year, however, it is a role that she is thoroughly enjoying.
“I’ve enjoyed this season so far. It has been challenging at times but I’m enjoying playing alongside the girls and developing as a team.
“I’m really happy with the way new players have adjusted to the team. They’ve fit in straight away and it’s like they’ve been here forever.”
You can watch Wakefield Trinity Ladies in action this Sunday against Castleford for the final time before the stadium’s East Stand is redeveloped.
Tickets are just priced at £10 for adults with juniors going free.