Whitehead joins Knights Ladies

Published: 19 August, 2021 - 7:59 pm

York City Knights are proud to announce the signing of Liv Whitehead.

The 17-year-old joins the club from Wakefield Trinity ahead of the second half of the Women’s Super League season.

Whitehead’s rugby league journey began in high school when she was just 14 years old.

The youngster is also a talented football player and has an opportunity to go on a scholarship to the United States.

Despite this, Whitehead is staying put in the UK for now as she looks to take her rugby league career to another level.

Upon her signing, she said: “York have a goal and they want to achieve something. That brought me to the team. I’m looking forward to the new challenge.

“I do have a scholarship to America which I could go on but I really want to achieve in rugby and get as far as possible. It’s a good opportunity but there’s things in the UK I want to achieve as well.

When asked about her goals and aspirations with York, Whitehead added: “Getting as far as possible. I’ve got England aspirations because I’m on the DISE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) programme with England U18s.  But just enjoying my rugby is my main aim.”

Whitehead will be in contention for a starting place when the York City Knights Ladies take on St Helens this weekend.

The match will take place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday 22nd of August, 2pm kick off.

It will be our first match since the Betfred Women’s Super League was split into two divisions of five teams.