May 29, 2022

WSL academy going from strength-to-strength

Since open trials earlier this year, Wakefield Trinity’s Women’s Super League academy has hit new heights as they look to uncover the hidden talent situated across the district.

Brought in a few years ago to find new ways of spotting young talent within the Wakefield area, the under-19s academy has seen an increase in participants as we look to find the future stars of our Ladies’ side.

Over the last few years, the programme has helped players along their way, introducing them to a unique environment to improve their skills, with notable faces such as Trinity number 15, Alisha Nix, graduating from the programme to become a first-team player.

Using the experience of former and current Trinity captains, Dani Swaine and Saskia Lewis, the programme looks at developing the skill level of those involved and propelling them into a Women’s Super League setting.

With a mixture of gym and fieldwork, participants receive the same treatment as those above them, looking to mould them into a life of a Super League professional.

As the programme progresses, selected participants will have the opportunity to play against other Super League clubs and practice their skills in a game setting.

Speaking on the success of the WSL academy so far, Lewis, said, “We are delighted with the progress we have made so far.

“The skill level amongst those who have registered so far has been high and we are pleased with how everyone is developing.

“This academy offers young, up-and-coming players the opportunity to train and play in a professional setting, honing in on the skills developed in the community game, hoping to prepare them for the next step.”

The next open session for our WSL academy has been announced and will take place on Monday, 30th May from 6-7:30pm at Sandal Rugby Club. Please email to register.