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Wakefield Trinity Ladies will be making the step up into the Women’s Super League next season. Trinity were the first-ever Super League club to adopt a women’s team back in 2016 – entering the Women’s Championship the following year. And from not winning a game in their first five months, they went on to be crowned league leaders last season. Head coach Wayne Hirst was appointed at the start of the 2018 season and steered the ladies to their first piece of silverware in the women’s championship – also winning Coach of the Year for his efforts. (3 Dec)
Head coach Chris Chester has signed a new three year deal with Trinity. Chester joined the club back in March 2016 and has since gone on to get Trinity in the top eight with two consecutive fifth spot finishes. Chester said, “I am very happy. To get my deal sorted so quickly is great news for me and my family. We are very settled here, I am a Wakefield Trinity fan and a Wakefield lad and I am delighted to have agreed another three years.” (20 Nov)
Trinity have re-signed half-back Danny Brough on a two-year deal from Huddersfield Giants. It will be the 35-year-old's third stint at Wakefield, having started his career there before rejoining from 2008-10 after spells at Hull FC and Castleford. "I have a lot of unsettled business at Wakefield and I owe a lot to the fans after my previous spell," said Brough, who spent eight years at Huddersfield. As part of the deal, Scott Grix moves in the opposite direction. (4 Nov)