Tuesday 11 July 2023

Coach Lappin On Wild Women's Season

Wild women's team coach Adam Lappin (Photo by Wil Evans)

Following the end of the 2022/23 season WNIHL season, DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team head coach Adam Lappin has commented on the team’s achievements:

“The season went very well with some great development and growth from everyone.  We were aiming for a top 3 finish and we hit form at the right time to achieve this.” 

“The playoffs were a good experience for all, as there were not many in the team who had been exposed to that environment. We had a good plan, but we wanted all players to play their game and use it as a stepping stone for the new season, and to use the playoff weekend as a learning experience. Overall, I can not fault the ladies for their team spirit and overall team ethos.”

Talking about the Bristol Friendship Tournament, Lappin said: 

“It was a good end to the season with no pressure. The ladies were able to go and enjoy a good weekend of hockey in prep for a nice summer off. Bring on pre-season!”


The 2023 Play Off Semi Final was the team’s 101st match since forming as the Wild Women for the start of the 2015/16 season. In that time they have won 34 games, lost 56 and drawn 11 – scoring 389 goals and conceding 562.

The Wild Women won the Division 1 North league title in the 2019/20 season and were runners up in the Women’s Premier League in 2015/16 and Division 2 North this - 2022/23 - season