Featherstone Rovers Women have made a considerable statement of intent ahead of the 2022 Women’s Super League campaign with the capture of seven signings from neighbours Castleford Tigers.
Kirsty Duffield, Danielle Waters, Ellie Lamb, Hailey Swann, Amie Backhouse, Maddie Hurst and Sam Jordan have all made the short move across the rival towns for 2022.
The former Tigresses impressed the coaching staff at the train and trial sessions during the closed season and have earned themselves a move to Rovers.
Recently appointed head coach, Marie Colley commented: “I am absolutely delighted to get these signings over the line. I have worked with these girls in the past, some for only a short time and some for many years and I am very pleased to be working with them again and helping them to shape their future in Rugby League.
“Each player will add a different quality to the talented group that we already have. They will add experience, enthusiasm and professionalism and the competition for places has certainly increased intensity in training.
“As a group we have been in preseason for almost six weeks now and you can already see the bond that these girls have and the buzz around the ground and in training has been fantastic.”
“It is very encouraging signs for the club when we can capture talented and experienced players alongside the young guns that we have breaking into the squad. Our recruitment hasn’t stopped there, we will be excited to see further announcements in the coming weeks. The future looks very bright for the Rovers Ladies.”