Barrow Ladies went a long way in a short space of time last season and they are preparing to face one of the best teams in the country as part of their preparations for the new campaign.

Women's Super League side Wigan Warriors are heading for Millom's Devonshire Road ground on Sunday to face Barrow, who produced a superb run to the Grand Final of the Women's Championship in 2019.

The match is part of a day that aims to continue to development of women's rugby league in the area, with the hopes that more girls will be inspired to take up the sport.

As part of the event, Wigan are putting on a free hour's training session for girls aged 12 of above, whether they are new to rugby league or have had some prior experience, while Barrow themselves are always looking for new players.

In the meantime, their current squad are getting ready to test themselves against the 2018 champions.

Coach Simon Woodend said: "It will be a great opportunity to play against the might of Wigan.

All of the coaching staff and the lasses are really looking forward to it and are under no illusions about how tough it's going be, but as long as we all enjoy the day and get a positive reaction from it then we will be happy.

"Playing a team with the standard of the likes of Wigan will most certainly be a big learning curve. The game will be faster and more intense than some of the lasses have played before.

"We will have to play under pressure and this will only make the team much better in the long run for our future campaign, but I’m confident that our squad are talented enough and will come through this test with their heads held high."