St Helens Women have announced their squad numbers for the upcoming season which begins next month!
St Helens Women are delighted to share with fans our squad numbers for the 2023 season.
Rebecca Rotheram retains the number one shirt for the new season, whilst new recruit Luci McColm will take number two from the departed Danielle Bush. We announced that Eboni Partington would be our new number three last night as a teaser ahead of the full reveal here, she takes the shirt from Carrie Roberts. Naomi Williams will take over the number four shirt from Amy Hardcastle, who left to join Leeds Rhinos in the off-season.
Leah Burke (5), Zoe Harris (6), Faye Gaskin (7) will all remain with their 2022 squad numbers, whilst Shona Hoyle will wear number eight in 2023. Tara Jones (9), Chantelle Crowl (10), Paige Travis (11), Emily Rudge (12) and Jodie Cunningham (13) will also all wear the same numbers as they did in 2022 again this season.
World Cup standout Vicky Whitfield will wear 14, whilst new recruit Lucie Sams will become the sides new number 15 following Beth Stott’s retirement. Darcy Stott retains the number 16 shirt this season. Whilst Pip Birchall moves up one to number 17 for 2023.
Alyx Bridge and Katie Mottershead were both a part of our squad last year and will wear 18 and 19 respectively. Lydia Humphries, who was promoted from our u19 squad ahead of the new season, will wear 20. Amy Taylor and Megan Williams, who were also in our 2022 squad, will wear 21 and 22.
Gracie Bradshaw will wear number 23 after being promoted from our u19 side this season. New signings Danielle McGifford, Georgia Dolan and Hannah Roberts will wear numbers 25, 26 and 27 respectively.
Jodie Cunningham will once again captain the Saints in 2023, whilst Emily Rudge and Tara Jones have both been announced as vice captains ahead of the new season!
Our 2023 Women’s Squad Numbers in full:
The first chance for fans to see us in action will be in a friendly against Bradford Bulls which takes place at Thatto Heath Crusaders’, Crusader Park on Sunday 2nd April.
St Helens Women 2023 fixtures in full
- Sunday 16th April – York Valkyrie (Away – Women’s Super League)
- Saturday 22nd April – London Broncos (Away – Women’s Challenge Cup)
- Sunday 7th May – Castleford Tigers (Away – Women’s Challenge Cup)
- Sunday 21st May – Warrington Wolves (Home – Women’s Challenge Cup)
- Friday 26th May – Leeds Rhinos (Away – Women’s Super League) – Live on Sky Sports
- Sunday 11th June – Wigan Warriors (Home – Women’s Super League)
- Sunday 2nd July – Huddersfield Giants (Home – Women’s Super League)
- Sunday 9th July – Warrington Wolves (Away – Women’s Super League)
- Friday 28th July – York Valkyrie (Home – Women’s Super League) – Live on Sky Sports
- Sunday 6th August – Wigan Warriors (Away – Women’s Super League)
- Sunday 20th August – Huddersfield Giants (Away – Women’s Super League)
- Sunday 3rd September – Leeds Rhinos (Home – Women’s Super League)
- Sunday 10th September – Warrington Wolves (Home – Women’s Super League)
You can view our fixtures in full here
There will potentially be additional fixtures too, should St Helens Women make it out of their group in the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup or reach the playoffs of the Betfred Women’s Super League.
Head Coach, Matty Smith: “It’s great to announce the squad numbers.”
“Firstly I want to say I’m really happy with the squad we have this year. The effort and attitude they have shown has been excellent. We have a good mix of experience and youth within the squad this season and I’m looking forward to building on the skills they already have.”
“This group can achieve big things this year and we will continue to work hard to make that happen.”