WARRINGTON Wolves Women are aiming high in their first ever Women’s Super League season.

Riding high after promotion from the Championship in their inaugural year, The Wire Women are back in training to prepare for the 2020 campaign, which gets underway in March.

The fixtures will be revealed on Sunday morning and the Guardian understands The Wire will face 2018 champions Wigan Warriors at Victoria Park in their season opener on Sunday, March 29.

With new players in tow to supplement the squad that performed so brilliantly in 2019, head coach Lee Westwood is full of optimism.

“It’s really exciting at the minute – the women’s game is growing, especially in Warrington,” he said.

“We had trials just before Christmas and then had our first training session of the new year on Tuesday.

“The girls have come back with a brilliant attitude and work ethic. If we can keep that going throughout the year, we’ll be good.

“We’ve brought a few new girls in from rugby union who are looking really good.

“They’re looking quite comfortable so with a bit of training and rugby league knowledge over the next few weeks, they won’t be far off.

“I wanted to give the girls that had worked hard all last year the chance to play in Super League.

“Being a realist, though, I knew we had to bring quality players in that had to be as good or better than what we already had to be able to compete.

“The next few weeks are going to be tough for them but because we’re in Super League now, everything is going to have to lift a level.

“I think we’ve put a really strong squad together and with a good 12 weeks of training together, we think we can compete with the top teams.”

Westwood will once again be assisted this year by recently retired Warrington Wolves icon and namesake Ben.

While he confirmed there are plans for some of their home fixtures to be played at The Halliwell Jones Stadium as curtain-raisers for men’s Super League games, Westwood wants to Victoria Park his side's fortress.

“We want Victoria Park to be our home and we want to try and pack that out,” he said.

“A great little atmosphere builds in there when there’s quite a few people there and that helps the girls a lot.

“Rather than having the same number at the Halliwell Jones and it being empty, we see it as better to be at Victoria Park and having a bit of an atmosphere there."

“We are going to play before the first team on a couple of occasions, though, which will be really good for the girls.”