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Valkyrie name preliminary squad for Quarter-Final against Cardiff


York Valkyrie Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield has confirmed her preliminary squad, in partnership with Inglis Chartered Accountants, for Sunday's Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Quarter-Final against Cardiff Demons at the LNER Community Stadium (2pm).


Anfield makes just one change to her preliminary squad following last month's 44-4 win over Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Women's Super League.


Back-rower Lacey Owen returns to the fold, replacing forward Matilda Butler.


The Valkyrie will be seeking to continue their perfect record in 2023 following six straight wins over Leeds Rhinos (12-34), St Helens (26-6), Barrow Raiders (4-44), Hull KR (122-0) and Leigh Leopards (0-54) and Warrington Wolves (44-4).


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

  • 12. Savannah Andrade, proudly sponsored by Harrisons Signs

  • 10. Jas Bell, proudly sponsored by Aysgarth Rooms

  • 18. Grace Field, proudly sponsored by Simpson York

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. Sade Rihari, proudly sponsored by Pro-Development UK

  • 23. Daisy Sanderson, proudly sponsored by JP Services

  • 27. Jess Sharp, proudly sponsored by JCT 600

  • 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

The LNER Community Stadium will host an historic double header involving two Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter-Final ties on Sunday. York Valkyrie face Cardiff Demons in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup (2pm) before York Knights meet Betfred Super League side Leigh Leopards (5pm) in the Betfred Men's Challenge Cup. General Admission tickets are priced at £20 for Adults, £15 for Concessions and FREE for Under-16s and can be purchased HERE. Alternatively, you can head to the Ticket Office (next door to the Club Shop) or call 01904 942232. Hospitality tickets are also on sale NOW! Premier Club tickets are priced at £30 for Adults, £25 for Concessions (17-21-year-olds and over-65s) and £10 for Under-16s. Premier Club can be purchased online HERE or please email info@yorkrlfc.com. Two-course Dining tickets are priced at £45 for Adults and Concessions (17-21-year-olds and over-65s) and £25 for Under-16s. Dining tickets can purchased online HERE or please email info@yorkrlfc.com. #RiseUp | #WeAreYork

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