Wolves’ Academy star Rebecca ready for the challenge


WARRINGTON Wolves’ Women’s Academy Player of the Year Rebecca Nixon can’t wait for the new season to get underway – and has spoken of her pride at representing her hometown club in Super League.

Rebecca, 20, received her award at the Made of Steel ceremony held at the Halliwell Jones Stadium just before Christmas.
The winger, from Woolston, is excited at how the squad is shaping up for the season ahead under new coach Armani Sharrock.

Rebecca said: “Armani believes in the young players so much and bringing them in alongside the established players will help them to progress.
“She has confidence in everyone and has made me feel more confident with certain aspects of training and she’s a coach that will take us far – I think we’ll have a really good season with her this year.
“Everyone has been working hard and working for one another.”

The former Kings Academy pupil admitted that her first team debut at home to Leeds Rhinos last season was a daunting experience – but one she enjoyed.
She said: “It was scary but I was proud and my family was proud too. Warrington is my home town, so there was a lot of pressure but once I was in the game it was fine.
“Leeds wasn’t the easiest game to start my rugby league career with but I enjoyed it and at the end I couldn’t wait to carry on playing.”

And her hard work to get into the first team was rewarded when she was named Academy Player of the Year for 2023.
She said: “It was nice to know that my hard work had paid off. I feel like I have grown as a player so to have that recognised was very rewarding for me.
“I can’t wait for the start of the season and that buzz you get when you play against teams like Saints, Leeds, and York. It’s a new challenge and I’m really excited.”


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