Leeds Rhinos Foundation recruiting for Girls College Development Academy ahead of new Academic Year

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Girls Development Academy provides the opportunity for students to train, play and study full time at Leeds City College, whilst representing Leeds Rhinos at a post-16 level.

We offer a world class training and coaching environment, with the help of Leeds Rhinos Women’s Coach, Lois Forsell, under the Leeds Rhinos performance umbrella for:

  • Girls leaving school with aspirations of progressing towards playing at a higher level in the professional or community game.
  • We also strongly encourage girls with a love for the sport who want to improve or may have previously fallen out of the sport.
  • Athletes from other sports who feel they have the transferable skills to succeed in Rugby League.

Our bespoke training and playing programmes are drawn from our proven developmental models at the Leeds Rhinos Academies and Scholarships, which allow players to develop their technical, tactical and physiological skill sets to maximise their progress and reach their full athletic potential.

Each training session will be carefully timetabled around the players academic responsibilities as we understand that education must be a priority.


Our vision is to promote the development of the ‘Student-Player’. We realise the importance of supporting and preparing young people for the wider world at post-16.

Offering them an opportunity to develop themselves both as players and students is one such way we can help. We will endeavour to highlight and promote the importance of the academic responsibilities of each player to support and challenge them to be successful.

We understand that each student may have a different educational requirements, and therefore want young people to be able to follow their own educational path as they play.


We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications to potential student players. Having such a diverse offering provides potential players with a multitude of possible career pathways, ensuring the accessibility of the programme to as many young people as possible.

To learn more about the courses on offer at Leeds City College, come along to their next Open Event on Wednesday 29 March, 4pm – 7pm.

Book your tickets HERE.

Or to register your interest in our Leeds Rhinos Girls College Development Academy, please CLICK HERE.


For more information, please contact lois.forsell@leedsrhinosfoundation.org