Wakefield Trinity Ladies head coach Wayne Hirst has named a new captain for the 2019 Women’s Super League season.
Hirst has gone for experience as his side enters the Elite competition, naming former Bradford Bulls captain Dani Swaine as the skipper for the momentus new season.
Swaine a veteran prop forward with 18 years of playing experience joined the Wakefield side last year as they finished league leaders in the Women’s Championship. Aswell as representing Yorkshire and touring with Great Britain Swaine captained the Bradford Bulls for 4 years so has the pedigree for what’s in store for the new Super League side.
On the appointment Hirst said “Dani joined us last season and from when she started you could see her leadership qualities. The effort in training, the way she pushes herself in games, she’s just a natural leader.”
“She captained Bradford for many years while she played there and you can see she has all the qualities. Especially with us moving up to Super League I think we need someone who’s played at that level and can let the girls know what to expect.”
On the accolade Swaine who is a Yorkshire Ambulance dispatcher said “I’m very proud to be the Wakefield Captain for 2019, it’s a massive privilege to come into an established team and be given this huge honour.”
“I’m looking to lead by example. I pride my game on giving 100% effort and I expect that from my team mates. As long as everyone’s putting their all into it then I’ll have no qualms about the results.”
“I’m hoping to bring some experience to the team and help bring the younger players through. I absolutely love the defensive side of the game too so I’ll be making sure we’re moving up together and putting the hard hits in.”
“Super League is going to be big challenge for us, there’s some big forwards that’s going to take some stopping so first and foremost we need to make sure our defence is solid.”