LEE Westwood is hopeful a big crowd will flock to The Halliwell Jones Stadium for what he thinks will be "a celebration" of women's rugby league in Warrington.

Warrington Wolves Women will play their Championship play-off semi-final against Huddersfield Giants in the main event today after several of the club's girls teams have played in curtain-raiser games.

Westwood, who is head coach of the women's team, hopes the support his side have been gathering in their outstanding first season together will reach a new high point when they face the Giants.

Across the Pennines, Castleford Tigers have regularly attracted four-figure crowds to their Women's Super League games and Westwood wants to see similar numbers turn out in support of his team.

"Our crowds have been getting bigger and bigger through the year," he said.

"Warrington fans have been really enjoying it because its perhaps been better than they expected, so they’ve been coming back.

"It would be great to get a few of those fans who haven’t been to a game yet down to the stadium to cheer us on.

"I would hope we can attract 1,000. We have been getting crowds of between 500 and 700 at Victoria Park for some games.

"With it being a semi-final and with Wolves fans needing a bit of a rugby fix, I’d love for a big crowd to turn up because the girls deserve it for the hard work they have put in this year."

The Wire Women are just two wins away from promotion to the Women's Super League after a stellar first year as a group.

They finished top of the Women's Championship to secure the League Leaders' Shield – a trophy they will be presented with on Sunday.

Regardless of the result of their play-off game, Westwood says his side should celebrate what they have already achieved.

"We’ll be lifting the League Leaders’ Shield, which will be weird in a semi final but I think the girls deserve the chance to celebrate that together," he said.

"Sunday will be a celebration of what we’ve been trying to do all year – not just with the women’s team but with the girls’ teams as well.

"The club can see that and they are 100 per cent behind us.

"We’re going to make a big day of it, with pre-match games with the girls’ teams, one of the teams will be mascots holding the flags out.

"It will be a reward for the girls who have worked hard all year."

Kick off for the main event this afternoon is at 3pm, with the club's under 12s girls playing the curtain raiser at 1.30pm.

Entry on the day will be via Gate 20. It will be pay on the gate, cash only, with entry priced at £5 non-members, £3 members and £1 all juniors.