Duo Awarded Captaincy

Published: 2nd April 2019

Huddersfield Giants Women’s team will be captained by Jamie-Leigh Scott (left) and Erin O’Grady (right) in 2019

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The duo were both with the club’s under 19’s setup in 2018 where they impressed the coaching staff before making the step up to the open age this year and been given leadership responsibilities.

Assistant Coach Ben Dawson commented. “They both have an excellent work ethic on and off the field which is a quality we rate highly. Their commitment to the team is unquestionable and they are both very well respected among the playing group. They both lead by example on the field and should help us put together some strong performances in 2019 with their leadership.”

Jamie-Leigh Scott is relishing the opportunity of leading the team in 2o19 alongside O’Grady. “I’m grateful for the opportunity of being joint captain and i’m excited to see what will happen this season for us as a team with quite a few new players. We’re not sure what to expect as we know little about the other teams but the challenge ahead is an exciting one and i am looking forward to us gelling as a team and improving together”.

Last week, the newly appointed pair joined representatives from Women’s Super League, Championship and League 1 to launch the upcoming 2019 season (pictured).  They were joined by Rugby League Development Officer and Women’s Assistant Coach, James Westerby.

The players represented the women’s game and took part in a promotional media session. They were then invited to the UK launch of “Power Meri”. A film which documents Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s Rugby League team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers not only had to beat the opposition, but also intense sexism, a lack of funding and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet.

Huddersfield Giants Women open their 2019 Championship campaign this Sunday 7th April, away at Widnes Vikings.

 

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