St Helens Women have added 20-year old centre, Erin Stott to their squad for the remainder of the 2023 season!
As revealed exclusively in the St Helens Matchday Programme SAINTS & PROUD, which you can read here, St Helens Women have added another player to their ranks for the rest of the season.
Stott joins the Red V from fellow Super League One side, Huddersfield Giants and she is available to face her former club at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The young centre is already an England Knights player, and is looking to push into the main side in the coming years, and representing her country with a Rugby League World Cup coming up in 2025.
We caught up with Stott, and did a short Q&A on her move which you can read below:
1 – What made you chase this new challenge in your career?
“I’m wanting to push myself to be the best I can possibly be and continue to learn more along the way, I feel saints is a great platform to do this.”
2 – Why did you think Saints was the right challenge for you?
“When the opportunity came around to be able to play with one of the top teams in the league, and be surrounded by a group of top players, a lot playing on the international stage, it was something I couldn’t turn down.”
3 – Was it a tough decision to leave the Giants?
“Of course it was a tough decision, having started my rugby league journey with the Giants at 15, which is something that I am extremely proud of, and I’m extremely thankful to the club, staff and former team mates, who have helped me get to this position.”
4 – There is a chance that you could make your debut on Sunday if selected, are you looking forward to potentially playing against your old side?
“I am really excited to make my debut regardless of the opposition. It will be tough playing against my old team mates and some of my best friends.”
5 – Getting to play at the Totally Wicked Stadium as well, a bit of a culture change considering what you have probably been used too?
“I’m definitely looking forward to playing at the stadium, having already played there before as an away player, I know its a great ground.”
6 – You have been here for a few weeks now too, who have you found yourself talking to in the group regularly?
“All the girls have been really welcoming, making me instantly feel apart of the squad. Having played previously with Shona (Hoyle) at Giants, and knowing Paige (Travis) from our local club Littleborough. I’ve spent a little more time with them, as we have been travelling over to training together, they have made the move even smoother.”
7 – What are your personal goals for the rest of the season?
“My first goal is to make my debut for the club which is something I’ll be proud of, and then concentrate on getting as much game time as possible, playing well and continue to improve for the rest of the season.”
8 – Being a member of the England Knights Women side as well, I assume breaking into that England side is on your mind as well?
“Representing your country is something everyone in sport dreams about, being in the knights set up is something that I’m really enjoying. The thought of breaking into the England side is something that excites and motivates me massively, and definitely something I’m aspiring to do.”