Showing posts from October, 2022

Match 1: Widnes Wild Ladies 9 - Whitley Bay Beacons 0 (16th October 2022)

The MVP awards were presented by match timekeeper Rebecca Clayton and went to Rebecca Boardman for Whitley and Lise Gillen for Widnes (photos by Paul Breeze). You can read the full match report HERE and see video highlights HERE

Wild Ladies MVP Awards Commemorate WW1 Nursing Heroine

Widnes Wild Ladies players (l to r) Ellen Tyrer, Ellie Green and Phoebe Patient with the Kate Luard Memorial MVP trophies for the new season (Photo by Paul Breeze) The Widnes Wild Ladies team have some impressive new trophies for their Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards at their home games this season thanks to the continued sponsorship of the Wild club’s Poet in Residence Lucy London.    This is the fourth year in a row that Lucy has sponsored the MVP awards for the Wild Women’s ice hockey team’s home matches and, in keeping with her other main activity – that of researching and raising awareness of the roles of women in the Great War - Lucy has once again decided to dedicate this year’s awards to the memory of another such woman. This season’s award is in memory of British nurse Kate Luard, RRC and Bar (1872 - 1962) Born in Aveley, Essex in 1872, Kate was educated at Croydon High School and trained during the 1890s at The East London Hospital for Children, then at King's College H