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Valkyrie name preliminary squad for season opener at Sheffield

🤝 York RLFC Preliminary Squad announcements are proudly partnered by Choc Affair!

York Valkyrie have named their preliminary squad for Sunday's 2024 season opener at Sheffield Eagles in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup at Olympic Legacy Park (2pm).

Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield has named off-season signings Eboni Partington and Lucy Eastwood, who have arrived from St Helens and Warrington Wolves respectively, in her preliminary squad, with the pair potentially set to make their Valkyrie debuts.

Former England international Kelsey Gentles also returns to the side after missing the 2023 season, having given birth to her daughter Maia.

York Valkyrie preliminary squad, in partnership with Choc Affair:

  • 17. Elisa Akpa, proudly sponsored by PMJ Masonry Ltd

  • 12. Savannah Andrade, proudly sponsored by Yorkshire Profiles

  • 10. Jas Bell, proudly sponsored by Aysgarth Rooms

  • 21. Lucy Eastwood, proudly sponsored by The Harrogate York Knights

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

  • 15. Kelsey Gentles, proudly sponsored by Prosper Accountancy

  • 24. Ellie Hendry

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

  • 4. Emma Kershaw, proudly sponsored by Bootham Tavern

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

  • 13. Rhiannion Marshall, proudly sponsored by YorWealth

  • 11. Lacey Owen, proudly sponsored by Copycars Used Cars

  • 2. Eboni Partington, proudly sponsored by Kings Carpets and Flooring

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

  • 3. Tamzin Renouf, proudly sponsored by York Coffee Emporium

  • 16. Daisy Sanderson, proudly sponsored by JP Services

  • 18. Jess Sharp, proudly sponsored by JCT 600

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

  • 20. Alex Stimpson

  • 14. Georgia Taylor, proudly sponsored by Simpson York Ltd

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

York Valkyrie kick off their 2024 season against Sheffield Eagles in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup on Sunday (2pm) at Olympic Legacy Park. Tickets are priced at £5 for Adults and £1 for Under-16s and are only available to purchase on-the-gate.


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