BARROW Raiders Ladies skipper Jodie Litherland is hoping they can show what they are all about in tonight’s historic Women’s Super League clash.


Litherland will lead the Raiders out at the DW Stadium this evening on a night of historic firsts.


It will be the Cumbrians first game in the Women’s Super League – the first time any team from the region has played at this elite level.


And it will be the first time home side Wigan Warriors Women have played a Super League game at the DW Stadium, which will also host the men’s clash with Castleford Tigers later tonight.


Speaking ahead of the game, Litherland told Raiders official website: “I hope we can perform at what we expect of ourselves, and what we know we can be.


“Our aim is to stay in the division, as simple as that. To perform, Amanda [head coach Amanda Wilkinson] always talks about performance, and it’s what we focus on every week at training.


“If we put the performances in that we know we are capable of, hopefully the points will look after themselves and we’ll be safe come the end of the season.”


Litherland has been a stand-out performer for the club over several seasons.


She skippered Raiders into the inaugural Betfred Women’s Super League season in 2022, and will continue to lead her hometown club at the highest level of the women’s game.


Raiders are working hard to provide a female pathway from juniors through to the first team.


And Litherland hopes Wilkinson’s squad can continue to inspire youngsters to take up the sport and follow their dreams


“Barrow is a mad rugby league town, and we’re the first Rugby League team and elite team to play at the very top level of any sport,” she added.


“It’s brilliant to be able to give those aspirations to young kids playing the game now or going to start playing the game – that they could potentially have the chance to play at the top level in their futures.”