SARAH Lancaster says her Keighley Albion Ladies side are targeting the Super League next after winning promotion to the Championship.

She says they face a bright future after they thrashed Cutsyke Raidettes 54-12 in the League One play-off final, held at Manchester Central last Saturday.

This caps off a superb end to the season which saw Albion finish top of the League One table during the regular season.

Team manager Lancaster said: "The future is looking good for the ladies. Super League is where we are hoping to be this time next year.

"I am so proud. It feels amazing to get promoted everyone is buzzing in the team.

"It’s down to the sheer effort and determination of all the players that have put their body on the line week in week out.

"Some have fallen down the injury route along the way, but were still there to support our victory.

"In terms of goals we hope we boss the Championship division like we have in League One. But to do this we need more players to be dedicated to play."

Lancaster added she wants her players to be fighting fit for next season and has even recruited Keighley Cougars' strength and conditioning coach Paul Royston to work with the squad during the winter months.

She said: "We need players to be fighting their way to be picked on a Sunday.

"We have Paul Royston helping with off-field gym sessions which we hope will build the team up in strength.

"We hope with fitness comes victory and we truly believe it can happen if the off season goes how we are planning.

"We hope to do an off-season recruitment drive and hope with our success comes a flood of new players wanting to get in on the action.

"Again thanks go out to everyone who has played their part in our success; Keighley Albion Committee, Deeks MacDonald (physio), Roger Fisher, Jonny Storton (coaches), Christine Templeton (head of supporters)

"Lastly, thanks for the ladies letting me manage this team."