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Lionesses promoted to the Championship !

02 February 2023

We are delighted to confirm that following a highly successful campaign in 2022, during which they finished second in the League 1 table, our Swinton Lionesses have been promoted to the Championship for the upcoming 2023 season! The Lionesses will now take part in the 10-team competition with a first match scheduled for 12th March.

After a strong debut league season in 2022, it is a fantastic achievement for our Lionesses to be promoted to the Championship, where they will now face established names such as Widnes Vikings, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Sheffield Eagles and Wakefield Trinity.

The club’s Director of Development, Damian Ridpath, said, “To get promoted with such a young team is great testimony to the determination and skill of our players, and to the hard work put in by coaches Martina Greenwood and Steve Thirkell and their support staff. No doubt we will face some stern tests later this year, but the club as a whole is really looking forward to supporting the Lionesses as we have done since their inception. If you have never attended a Lionesses game, I can thoroughly recommend that you do so. The entertainment is top quality and we have some tremendous talent within the team. We hope to stage some double-headers at Heywood Road during the summer.”

If you are an unattached player, or looking for an opportunity to play Rugby League in the Women’s Championship, then please contact [email protected] as we are always looking to strengthen our talented squad. We have a fantastic well-being culture across the club and everyone is made welcome!

Also, if anyone is interested in sponsoring a Lioness for 2023, then please contact [email protected]

for more details.


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