WORCESTER Valkyries director of rugby Donna Kennedy is setting her sights on the Women’s Premiership title this season.

They have finished in the top four in each of the last three campaigns, which included their first Premiership title in 2012-13.

Kennedy, the world-record caps holder in the women’s game, has high hopes ahead of the new campaign.

She said: “I want us to win the Premiership. Why be in the competition without this aim?

“It’s a long season against the elite sides in the country but we are setting our sights high and want to finish top at the end of the season.”

Kennedy won 115 caps with Scotland in a Test career spanning 17 years and also tasted success with Worcester when they won the title.

She said: “We’ll take each game at a time and work closely with the players in training to make sure they are improving week in week out.

“I think anything is possible with this team. We have strength and depth and I think these are really important factors to have when building a successful side.”

With the new campaign kicking off at Sixways against Aylesford Bulls tomorrow (2pm), the former number eight insists her side know expectations are high.

Kennedy added: “We are the only club outside of London to have won it and my ambition is for us to do it again. I’m hoping this is the season for us.”

Fans can watch Valkyries at Sixways for free.