Widnes Wild Ladies Team Photo – Season 2021/22. Back Row: Beckie Elliott, Shannon Holt, Olivia Wilson, Jennifer Hickey, Leen de Decker, Natalie Buckles, Preston Gennoe, Karyn Cooper, Catherine Bowen Fell, Katie Adshead, Daisy Winstanley, Vanessa Crickmore Clark. Front Row: Laura Marcroft, Danielle Skilander, Elizabeth Loss, Katie Fairclough, Emma Downe, Stephanie Drinkwater, Jemma Brown, Suzie Miller, Ellie-Bindi Walsh-O’Neill, Phoebe Patient, Ellen Tyrer. (Photo by Geoff White).
The Widnes Wild Ladies team continue their Women’s Premier League campaign this Sunday 2nd January with a home game against Kingston Diamonds at Planet Ice Widnes – 4.15pm face off.
With the Wild NIHL game away at Solihull Barons having been postponed for Covid reasons it is the only league game of the weekend involving Widnes teams.
The Wild women are back in the Premier Division after having won the Division 1 (North) title in the 2019/20 season and, following a lot of player movement during the summer, have an exciting new look team with a useful mix of youth and experience.
They already have more points on the board this season than they managed to accrue in the whole of their last season in the WPL in 2018/19 and, with the majority of their home games still to come, hopes are high of a more successful run in the second tier of women’s hockey this time around.
Following Sunday’s game, the Widnes Ladies have another home game the following Sunday 9th January – against Sheffield Shadows – also 4.15pm face off.
They are then away to the Bristol Huskies team, playing at the newly opened Planet Ice rink in Bristol, on Sunday 23rd January.
The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are without a game this weekend after their trip to Soilhull was postponed due to Covid. They are due to play Blackburn Hawks away the following Sunday 9th January and are next at home on Sunday 16th January when they face Blackburn at Planet Ice Widnes, 5.30pm face off.