Incredible run sparks promotion push

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Waterloo Ladies first team, © Waterloo Ladies Rugby

Waterloo Ladies first team, © Waterloo Ladies Rugby

Liverpool’s Waterloo Ladies rugby team have continued to dominate, charging towards promotion from level two with 55 consecutive league wins.

The team have strong links with LJMU with four ex-students on their roster, one of which is helping to coach. The 55 consecutive wins has seen the team collect three league titles in a row with a semi-final berth in a national cup competition last season to boot.

Corinne Allmark, the team’s chairwoman, said the team’s commitment to its ultimate goal is the key to their success.

She told JMU Journalism: “We’re trying to gain promotion to the Premiership so that players in our area have the option of staying in the north west and playing elite rugby instead of moving to the south so they can progress.”

The Championship North sees the ladies from Waterloo face up against opposition from Newcastle to Solihul and coach Stephanie Veal is aiming to beat them all, saying: “Our goal is to win the league, playoffs and gain promotion.”

The team comprises of a mixture of ladies from the Liverpool area and those who travel from as far north as Barrow in Cumbria and Llandudno in North Wales.

Waterloo Ladies took no prisoners in their recent game against Northwich Ladies with the encounter ending up 96-0 despite Northwich having home advantage.

A strong first half meant Waterloo went into the break with a 84-0 lead, but they were unable to progress on their great start with the match abandoned due to an injury to the Northwich captain.

About Leigh Kimmins, JMU Journalism