Leeds Rhinos Foundation has run a variety of competitions and tournaments in high schools throughout the last half term as part of its Sky Try programme which aims to increase participation and provide more opportunities to play.
The competitions are run in schools across Leeds for all five school age groups and have been a big success.
For boys, there has been the Leeds champions schools Leagues (year 7-10) and champions schools festival (year 11) and for girls, there has been champions schools festivals (year 7 – 11). Schools that entered the leagues have been playing regular weekly fixtures to decide which schools progress to represent Leeds at the RFL’s Yorkshire Cup Competitions.
Brigshaw High School, notably, have qualified in all five year groups, with Corpus Christi and Temple Moor also qualifying in multiple age groups across both the boys and girl’s tournaments.
Here is the full list of qualifiers:
|1st||Brigshaw High||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi||Brigshaw High||Garforth Academy|
|2nd||Corpus Christi||Brigshaw High||Farnley Academy||Farnley Academy||Brigshaw High|
|3rd||Temple Moor||Temple Moor||Brigshaw High||Woodkirk||Abbey Grange|
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|1st||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi||Corpus Christi||Temple Moor||TBC|
|2nd||Cockburn||Cockburn||Temple Moor||Brigshaw High||TBC|
As well the champions school’s leagues, development festivals have been run weekly for emerging schools, to develop players and give them more experience playing rugby. 14 different schools have taken part in the tournaments, which have been run at Bishop Young, Allerton Grange, Roundhay and Brigshaw schools. Click here to see the action from the Brigshaw development tournament.
Leeds Rhinos Foundations rugby league development officers have also been delivering Sky Try curriculum and after school rugby sessions for years 7, 8 and 9 boys and girls across the city.
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