4 Mar 2020

Rochdale Hornets Women Fixtures Announced

The fixtures for Rochdale Hornets Women have been announced

The Women's League 1 season kicks off on Sunday, April 19, as Rochdale Hornets Women host West Leeds.

There are a total of 14 rounds for Rochdale Hornets Women, with the season launching in April.

"We have been able to recruit a lot of new players," said head coach David Chrimes. 

"Some are new to rugby league, with a couple who have played for other teams, so it will add to the teams experience and will hopefully be able to share their experiences with the younger players

"Our goals for the season is to improve the players fitness within the group and to improve their mental strength by sharing experiences with the older girls.

"Being a young team, some of the players lack confidence in themselves so we are working on this area for them and this should help them on the pitch but also in their life in general.

"Defence this year is also an area where we are looking to improve, and finally to be competitive and with a bit of luck and some hard work we would hope to be challenging to make one of the play-off places."

The team were set to face Manchester University in a pre-season fixture in February at Hopwood Hall College, before the weather postponed the clash.

However, the club can confirm more pre-season fixtures, including Manchester University on March 8, Warrington March 15, and the second round of the Coral Challenge Cup on March 22.

"The girls are starting to gel now with a lot of new girls playing for us," added Chrimes. "It's imperative that the girls all work together and pull together so we can be competitive as the division is a lot stronger this year

"We are always looking to recruit more players as we need a squad of 25 plus players due to work commitments, illness and injury. We are always looking for player sponsors and support to help us fund the team and be as professional as possible

"We need to thank the sponsors already onboard who are helping the girls to realise their ambitions and helping to put women sport on an equal footing with the men's game."

Training for Rochdale Hornets Girls age 11-16 also begins next Wednesday evening at Hollingworth Academy, with sessions from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

FIXTURES

Friendlies

March

8 | Manchester University

15 | Warrington Wolves

22 | Coral Challenge Cup TBC

League

April

19 | Round 1 - Rochdale Hornets v West Leeds

May

3 | Round 2 - Rochdale Hornets v Cutskye

17 | Round 3 - Featherstone Lions v Rochdale Hornets

31 | Round 4 - Rochdale Hornets v Hull KR

June

21 | Round 5 - East Leeds v Rochdale Hornets

28 | Round 6 - Rochdale Hornets v Thatto Heath Crusaders

July

5 | Round 7 - Wigan St Patricks v Rochdale Hornets

12 | Round 8 - West Leeds v Rochdale Hornets

August

9 | Round 9 - Rochdale Hornets v Featherstone Lions

16 | Round 10 - Cutskye v Rochdale Hornets

23 | Round 11 - Thatto Heath Crusaders v Rochdale Hornets

September

6 | Round 12 - Rochdale Hornets v Wigan St Patricks

13 | Round 13 - Hull KR v Rochdale Hornets

20 | Round 14 - Rochdale Hornets v East Leeds

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