KAITLIN Hilton hopes to achieve top marks by helping Wigan women to their grand final, while Warriors men aim to achieve their goal.
This would justify the pressure that comes with being part of arguably the most successful club in rugby league.
The 19-year-old will start her studies next week after achieving the desired grades in her Abitur.
But first comes the test she and her teammates face at York Valkyrie. Kaitlin hopes Matt Peet’s team can support Kris Ratcliffe’s team.
Speaking ahead of her start at Edge Hill University, where she will study Educational Psychology, she said: “As a Wigan Warriors player you are under pressure no matter what team you play for.
“Coming from Wigan and watching the men’s team before the women’s team was formed, it’s pretty impressive, especially considering how well the men have done this season.
“You always want to try to be as competitive as possible and when you work with them at a club’s training sessions you can see how hard they work.
“We want to be as successful as they are. We want to do it on our own, but their performance motivates us, especially when we played double-headers.
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“And this year we really tried hard. People actually believe we can win silver even though we had previously committed to it. We can really keep up with the development we have made.
“In the long term we are aiming for silver and there is a lot of progress and development for us.
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“And at the end of my studies I would like to have the choice of either working or becoming a full-time rugby player.”