England international Tara Stanley is aiming to help York City Knights put rugby league on the map in the city by winning the Betfred Women’s Super League; watch Sunday’s BWSL semi-final double-header at Headingley live on Sky Sports Arena and Mix from 2.30pm
There was a time when Tara Stanley was happy just to get a run-out for any team she could play for. Now the England international’s sole focus is to help York City Knights become the leading light in the Betfred Women’s Super League.
For the second year in a row, the City Knights are into the semi-finals and aiming to reach the Grand Final for the first time, but this year go into them having finished top of the table and claimed the League Leaders’ Shield for the first time in their history.
It is another sign of how York have come to establish themselves alongside some of the biggest names in rugby league in the BWSL, and for full-back Stanley it shows how much the women’s game has grown since she was first running around with a ball in hand in her home town of Widnes.
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