Sheffield Wednesday Ladies Premier Division campaign dealt heavy blow but there’s light at the end of the tunnel
This season was meant to one where Sheffield Wednesday Ladies enjoyed their first campaign in the NEWRFL Premier Division, but sadly the pandemic had other plans.
Dave Higgins’ side earned their spot in the division after an impressive campaign in the North East Regional Women's Football League Division 1 South, and were six points clear when the decision was made to curtail the campaign with eight games left to go.
They were ultimately given a spot in the North East Women's Regional Football League Premier Division ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, but managed just five games before another lockdown kicked in and the decision this week to curtail once again – with no promotions or relegations.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel, however, with The Star being informed that all ages of SWLFC – including the senior team – are set to return to training next Wednesday, and the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women & Girls League setting up a cup competition that will allow the senior Reserves, Development and junior teams to start playing again.
As for the seniors, they’re waiting to hear from NEWRFL about the potential of some friendly games and/or a round robin tournament that has been spoken about that would mean a return to action for Higgins’ outfit.
SWLFC will no doubt be looking forward to stepping out in their new kits and Elev8 training wear after they recently kitted out all of their teams from the Owl’s kit suppliers, and the latest break will give the senior team chance to get as prepared as possible for their fifth tier return next season.