Women and girls rugby league

Women’s Rugby League is one of the fastest growing sports in Leeds and there are now more opportunities than ever for girls across the city to get involved in playing the game.

Through the charity’s Rugby League Development Plan, sponsored by Mears, the Sky Try programme and the ongoing Women and Girls development work, Leeds Rhinos Foundation aim to help more women in Leeds get involved in playing rugby league. Since the start of the school year, Leeds Rhinos Foundation has coached over 350 girls in schools, hosted a number of tournaments for both full contact and Tag Rugby and increased participation with free taster sessions at community clubs across the city.

We have also delivered an extensive programme of Women’s and Girls’ development programmes, ranging from our popular ETP Player Development Days to the launch of our first ever Girls Development Academy with Leeds City College.

Interested in joining a local club? Below are details of teams who run girls teams in Leeds:

West Leeds Eagles Girls contact Donna Tobitt 07766556828 or westleedsarlfc@gmail.com

Farnley Falcons contact Jonny Adams 07743900239 or jonny.adams@hotmail.co.uk

Stanningley Girls contact Nick Norfolk 0113 2560 847 or Stanningleyrugby@aol.com

Oulton Raidettes contact Ash Bond 07584131197 or oultonraidetteash@hotmail.com

East Leeds Girls contact Glenn Swailes 07917674558 or glennswailes@googlemail.com

South Leeds Spartans contact Frankie Townend frankietownend09@gmail.com

Drighlington Girls contact Nath Larvin 07572420407 or larvo@hotmail.co.uk

Headingley Hawks contact Cath Conboy 07919400509 or catherineconboy@yahoo.com

Shawcross Sharks Girls contact Andrew Fawkes andrew_fawkes@hotmail.com

Batley Boys Girls contact Tina Alcock boofy24@icloud.com

Dewsbury Moor Girls contact Steve Weston dewsburymoorgirls36@outlook.com

Whinmoor Warriors Girls contact Amie Backhouse 07716204394 or amie6@hotmail.com

Garforth Tigers contact Lisa Dainty secretary@garforthtigers.com

Methley Warriors contact Dave McCacbe dave.mccabe@hotmail.co.uk

For information on the work Leeds Rhinos Foundation do to support the growth of the Women and Girls game, email lois.forsell@leedsrhinosfoundation.org.