Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ Abby Price “cannot wait” for the start of the 2022 campaign as we kick off the WSL season against Leigh Miners next Sunday.
After a long pre-season, the side just fell short in the Challenge Cup, falling to both Featherstone and Oulton after an emphatic victory over Castleford in game one.
These early games offered the club a chance to gel and bond after over 15 new signings in the offseason, giving every player the opportunity to pull on that red, white and blue shirt in 2022.
However, the Women’s Super League season is fast approaching, and Price is excited to finally get the campaign underway.
“Myself, and the rest of the girls, cannot wait for the season to begin,” she said, looking ahead to the Leigh game on 15th May.
All the girls are honestly amazing. We have gelled a lot quicker than I thought we would and I feel like I have known them for a very long time.
“We have been working hard, correcting our errors and we are excited to be back out on the pitch doing what we love doing the most.”
With a split in the pack for 2022, the RFL has reshuffled the clubs ahead of the new season, splitting teams into two groups based on previous season finishes.
Featherstone, Bradford and Warrington are the most notable names entering group two with Trinity, as we look to claim bragging rights over our nearest rivals in the forthcoming year.
“I think this will give us a good shot at showing what we can do and how much we want to be in that top four.
“This will also help us prove a point to everyone and to ourselves as a team.”
Signing from Huddersfield, Price’s game has come on leaps and bounds since her switch to the Be Well Support Stadium.
With intricate coaching, Abby has found a new position in the side, claiming the 13 shirt after a couple of years in the halves, a role she is relishing.
“At the beginning, when I first came to Wakefield, I definitely wasn’t the player I am now.
“I have improved a lot in different ways. For example, I used to be in two minds about whether I should pass the ball or not, but now it just comes to my head without thinking.
“I definitely wasn’t as confident as I am now. I feel like in the position I play, I can show more of what I can do as a player.
“I’m a lot happier with where I am now compared to last season.”
With a long season ahead, Trinity start their campaign with two trips across the Pennines, first with Leigh before heading to Victoria Park to face Warrington.
However, with a much-improved side in 2022, the club is heading in the right direction and Price is hoping for big things in the forthcoming year.
“Everyone just wants to enjoy what’s ahead of us.
“We have all put so much time and effort into this and we just can’t wait to get out on the pitch and show exactly how far we’ve all come as a team and finally make our way up the league table.”
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