ANGELA Powers will be working her last game of rugby league for Sky Sports tomorrow.

The Warrington Wolves fan, who hails from the town, has been at the forefront of the company's Super League coverage for 21 years but it will all end at Headingley Stadium after Leeds Rhinos host Hull Kingston Rovers in a crunch clash at the bottom end of the table.

Angela, who trained as a journalist with the Warrington Guardian Series, has been hailed for her 'pioneering' work and role by the Rugby Football League's chief executive, Ralph Rimmer.

"This weekend marks the end of an era for Sky's coverage of rugby league, as Angela hangs up her microphone after 21 years in the game," he said.

"Angela has been an outstanding, pioneering journalist, blazing the trail now being followed by many other women in the rugby league media.

"But her contribution to rugby league has gone well beyond that, with her very long standing commitment to women's rugby league and her crucial role in the rapid development of the women's game over the last few years.

"On behalf of everyone at the Rugby Football League, everyone in women's rugby league, and the game as a whole - thank you Angela."


Followers of the televised game may only be aware of her work on camera as a touchline reporter, and getting the reaction from players and coaches on the sound of the final hooter.

However, Angela, 51, is an experienced producer too, and reported on the midweek magazine rugby league programme, Boots N All.

She was the presenter, director and producer of the Super League Super Stars series.

Her career was blossoming before joining Sky Sports.

Angela's journalism began in local newspapers, qualifying through the NCTJ with the Warrington Guardian Series.

She went on to become a sports producer on BBC North West Tonight.

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And prior to that among other roles she held with the BBC she was a researcher/producer on the regional documentary strand Close Up North, making films on subjects such as the Gulf War and Poll Tax.

Over the years she has been in demand too as a compere, leading audiences through events such as the Lancashire Sports Awards, the Great Northern Cook-Off annual awards and Super League clubs' annual dinners.

She will be presenting a sell-out special edition of A Question of Sport at the Village Hotel in Warrington on Saturday, an event in the Testimonial campaign of Warrington Wolves centre Ryan Atkins.

Angela is also known for her charity work - including completing the fundraising Kilimanjaro Challenge in 2015 for the Steve Prescott Foundation - media training and as an awards judge.