January 15, 2022

Rachel Eastwood: “Hopefully, we can come away with some silverware as a team this year.”

After putting pen to paper late last year, one of Wakefield Trinity newest recruits, Rachel Eastwood, is reaching for the stars as she embarks on her first season in Red, White & Blue.

Signing from nearby neighbours Featherstone, the 33-year-old comes to the Be Well Support Stadium with a wealth of experience.

Starting her playing days at Hunslet ARLFC at the young age of 12, it was Football which peaked her interested as a teenager, playing the sport until she had he first child.

Rugby League was her calling, though, and after a short stint out of the game, Eastwood racked up multiple appearances for Oulton Raiders before eventually joining Huddersfield Giants in the 2020/21 season.

A few months at the West Yorkshire club came to an end, before a move back to Oulton and then, eventually, Featherstone saw Eastwood end the year at the Millennium Stadium.

However, Rachel’s future lies in Wakefield, and she is delighted to finally get a move over to Belle Vue.

“I have found I have settled in really well within the squad they are such a lovely team and made me feel very welcome from the off,” Eastwood explained.

“With me being 33 – nearly double the age of a lot of the girls – I look to bring some experience and guidance.

“I am looking forward to growing even more of a bond with the team.”

As we entered 2022, a new dawn for Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL was born, and with a new competition, the sky is the limit.

With a wealth of new signings, which brings a balance of youth and experience, Eastwood is hoping for a positive campaign for both herself and the club.

“My personal aims and goals for 2022 is to be a better player more physically and mentally,” she explained.

“Hopefully, we can come away with some silverware as a team this year, which would really put us on the map.”

Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL kick off their 2022 campaign off on 13th March in a Challenge Cup clash with Castleford Tigers.

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