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Valkyrie confirm preliminary squad for trip to Leigh

York Valkyrie Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield has confirmed her preliminary squad, in partnership with Inglis Chartered Accountants, for Sunday's 2023 Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Group Three clash against Leigh Leopards at Leigh Miners (2pm).

Anfield makes three change to her preliminary squad following the 122-0 thrashing of Hull KR last time out in the Women's Betfred Challenge Cup earlier this month.

Matilda Butler, Eva Izumi and Chevelle Clarke come into the Valkyrie squad, with Savannah Andrade, Grace Field and Jess Sharp missing out.

Front-rower Jas Bell, who missed the 44-4 win at Barrow Raiders last time out in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup, returns to the fold, replacing winger Eva Izumi.

The Valkyrie will be aiming to continue their unbeaten start to 2023 following four straight victories over Leeds Rhinos (12-34), St Helens (26-6), Barrow Raiders (4-44) and Hull KR (122-0) as well as securing top spot in Group Three and a home tie in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals.

York Valkyrie 21-player squad, in partnership with Inglis Chartered Accountants:

  • 10. Jas Bell, proudly sponsored by Aysgarth Rooms

  • 21. Matilda Butler, proudly sponsored by The Harrogate York Knights

  • 28. Chevelle Clarke

  • 7. Liv Gale, proudly sponsored by The Tex Services Group

  • 22. Ellie Hendry, proudly sponsored by Gemini Carpets

  • 19. Georgie Hetherington, proudly sponsored by Crusading For Veterans

  • 16. Ashleigh Hyde, proudly sponsored by Serendipity Counselling

  • 25. Eva Izumi, proudly sponsored by ACM Motor Services

  • 4. Emma Kershaw, proudly sponsored by Bootham Tavern

  • 17. Bettie Lambert, proudly sponsored by The White Family

  • 15. Rhiannion Marshall, proudly sponsored by YorWealth

  • 11. Lacey Owen, proudly sponsored by Assetiam Business Support Services

  • 9. Sinead Peach, proudly sponsored by One Stop Scaffolding

  • 3. Tamzin Renouf, proudly sponsored by Anthony Higgins Transport

  • 23. Daisy Sanderson, proudly sponsored by JP Services

  • 24. Chloe Smith, proudly sponsored by Miller Homes

  • 1. Tara Jane Stanley, proudly sponsored by Purple Chilli Events Catering Specialists

  • 14. Aimee Staveley, proudly sponsored by Haxby and Wigginton Traders Association

  • 5. Georgia Taylor, proudly sponsored by GMB Union

  • 2. Liv Whitehead, proudly sponsored by V25 Comms

  • 8. Liv Wood, proudly sponsored by Visiting North Yorkshire

York Valkyrie will be seeking to secure top spot in Group Three in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup when they travel to Leigh Leopards on Sunday (2pm).

Adult tickets are priced at just £5, with Under-16s tickets priced at only £1. Tickets are only available on the gate.


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