Women's RL ace Gemma Walsh hangs up boots following injury

Gemma Walsh, who joined Saints at the beginning of last season from neighbours Wigan Warriors, has decided to hang up her boots without playing a single Women's Super League match for her new club.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:18 pm
Gemma Walsh

The former Wigan captain made the switch to St Helens ahead of the 2020 season, but due to the pandemic, which led to the postponement of all fixtures, she never had an opportunity to wear the Red V.

Now, after suffering a pre-season injury, she has decided to call it a day, explaining: ''I always said I’d listen to my body and that I would know it’s time.

"After 21 years playing at the highest level, the time is right for me to retire and enjoy the game I love from the sidelines.

“I am, of course, gutted I never got to pull on the Saints shirt and play in such a talented squad, but I would like to thank all the players and coaching staff for welcoming me and I’m looking forward to watching them finally pick up some silverware!”

Head coach Derek Hardman said:'' It has been a pleasure working with Gemma over the last two years and it’s a shame we didn’t get to see her in the Red V. I would like to wish her every success in whatever pathway she chooses to take next.”