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York Valkyrie will be seeking to become the first club in Betfred Women's Super League history to retain the League Leaders' Shield with a victory at Robin Park Arena against Wigan Warriors on Sunday afternoon (12pm).
York currently stand five points clear at the top of the BWSL, having played one more game than second-placed St Helens, and know that a win at Wigan will secure themselves the League Leaders' Shield.
No other club in the history of the BWSL has ever won the League Leaders' Shield in consecutive seasons, with the Valkyrie having the chance to do so after lifting the silverware in 2022.
Lindsay Anfield's side are in for a stern test against Wigan however, with the Warriors having beaten York 12-4 in the Semi-Finals of the Women's Nines back in July at the Salford Stadium.
The Warriors also pushed York all the way in last season's BWSL Play-Off Semi-Final, with the Valkyrie edging to a 12-4 victory at Headingley Stadium back in September.
Wigan currently sit fourth in the BWSL table, only in front of fifth-placed Warrington Wolves on points difference, and will be hoping to maintain their spot in the Play-Off places in their final three regular season matches.
The Robin Park Arena club have notched up wins over Huddersfield Giants (20-30) and Warrington (20-12) so far this year in the BWSL and were only narrowly beaten 12-4 by twice and reigning Betfred Women's Challenge Cup champions St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium last time out.
While the Valkyrie will also be hopeful of extending their unbeaten record in the 2023 BWSL to nine matches, having recorded seven wins and one draw to date.
No club has ever gone without defeat through an entire BWSL season, including the Play-Offs and Grand Final, in the six-team era.
York Valkyrie will be seeking to become the first Club in Betfred Women's Super League history to retain the League Leaders' Shield when they visit Wigan Warriors at the Robin Park Arena on Sunday (12pm).
Tickets are priced at £5 for Adults and £3 for Concessions and can only be purchased on-the-gate.