More Signings For Wild Women’s Team

Last season’s top goal scorer Sav Sumner (#72) returns for another season
(Photo by Geoff White)

The Widnes Wild Women’s team have announced the signing of three more experienced players as they continue to build their roster for the forthcoming 2019/20 WNIHL season, with the return of Sav Sumner, Philippa Wheeler, and Charlotte McPhee.

Sav Sumner was the Wild Women’s top goal scorer last season, 6 goals and 2 assists in 12 WPL games, plus 2 goals in the 7 – 7 friendly draw away to Solway Sharks.

Sumner was the first Widnes-born and trained player ever to play a competitive match for the Wild when she and fellow local girl Sal Roberts took to the ice against Milton Keynes Falcons in the first game of the 2016/2017 season. In her three seasons to date for the Wild Women, Sumner has played 37 games, scoring 11 goals and 4 assists.

Philippa Wheeler joined the Wild Women at the start of last season and played in twelve league and challenge games, scoring 1 goal. She started playing hockey in her native Peterborough, making appearances for the Peterborough Under-16 Girls’ team, the Phantoms’ under-16 mixed team and the Penguins senior women’s team.

Wheeler moved to Nottingham for university and played over 50 games for the Nottingham Mavericks team and she also played 27 games for the Nottingham Vipers WPL side. In all, Wheeler has iced in some 150 competitive matches and is a very useful asset to the Wild women’s team.

Charlotte McPhee returns for her third season in Widnes colours, having joined the Wild women during the 2017/2018 season. She has played 19 League games to date for the Wild and scored 2 + 2 in a challenge game away to Solway mid-way through last season.


Sav Sumner is sponsored by G. Sumner Property for the 2019/2020 season.

Philippa Wheeler is sponsored by Archers’ Tiling for the 2019/2020 season.

Charlotte McPhee is sponsored by G. Sumner Property for the 2019/2020 season.

Other players are available to sponsor at £50 each and there are various other sponsorship packages to suit all pockets and budgets. Depending on the level of sponsorship taken up, sponsors will receive company advertising opportunities at home games and on team social media, public address announcements during home games and photo opportunities before and after the game.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kat Garner on 07522109220 or via email to:

Widnes Wild Women’s Team Sponsors – Season 2019/2020

Main Team sponsor: pending announcement

Player Sponsors:

  • #1. Stephanie Drinkwater – Martin Naden
  • #2. Philippa Wheeler – Archer’s Tiling
  • #33. Emma Pearson – CrossFit Widnes
  • #63. Charlotte McPhee – G. Sumner Property
  • #72. Sav Sumner – G. Sumner Property

Match Night Sponsorship: several available

MVP Award Trophies: Lucy, Poet in Residence

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