Leeds Rhinos Foundation was delighted to welcome East Leeds Girls’ U14 and U16 teams to Leeds Rugby Academy to take part in the inaugural Girls Community Club Night.
The new initiative has been launched by the Foundation’s Women and Girls Rugby League Development Officer and Leeds Rhinos Women’s captain Lois Forsell, offering community clubs the chance to come and experience training in the Rhinos’ world-class facilities, learn more about the club’s player pathway and meet the players.
A great first session with the two East Leeds sides also included an indoor ‘ruck room’ session on defensive principles with Leeds Rhinos Women’s Team Manager Leon Crick and gym work with Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Spiers.
The evening then concluded with a 45 minute training session out on the field, where the Girls were able to showcase their skills and pick up top tips on how to improve their technique.
Forsell said: “It was a fantastic first session, and we’d like to thank the East Leeds girls for coming down tonight. They showed great enthusiasm to learn and every one of them represented their club and coaches brilliantly.
“This programme will help us to improve standards right across the Women and Girls’ grassroots game, an important part of our Rugby League Development Plan with Mears. Hopefully we can also inspire the next generation of Women’s Super League players by giving them a great insight into the facilities here at Leeds Rugby Academy and the pathways in place to help them develop and progress in the future.”
For more information, or to register your team’s interest in our Girls Community Club Nights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.