Girls Rugby League

York City Knights are pleased to announce a new girls rugby development programme that will be spearheaded by England international and Knights Ladies star Grace Field with Director of Rugby Lindsay Anfield and Head of Performance Adam Cuthbertson.

Offering sessions for girls in every school year from year six up to year thirteen, our Coaching Clinics will offer youngsters the chance to develop their rugby by learning from the best.

Starting on Monday 4th October, when all age groups will meet together at York St John University’s Sports Park on Haxby Road, Anfield and Cuthbertson will kick off the programme.

The Knights Ladies team have been guided to a maiden Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup final already this season and will be pushing to reach the Women’s Super League Grand Final this weekend when they face Leeds Rhinos in the Play-Off Semi-Final.

Anfield’s first-team squad already includes Rebecca Waterworth, a player who was first spotted by the Knights Foundation’s community work before developing through a similar girls’ development programme.

These sessions will be designed to develop players’ skills and understanding of the sport as well as growing the game of rugby league in York and surrounding areas, especially among girls.

Discussing the planned programme, Field explained: “We’re really looking forward to launching the Girls’ Coaching Clinics. It’s a great opportunity for girls in York and North Yorkshire to get involved in rugby league.

“We are getting some special guests to come down and help out at the sessions which will hopefully help develop some future Women’s Super League Players for York City Knights!”

The full details of the programme are below.

Under-12s – school years six and seven
Mondays 4th October, 1st November and 29th November 7-8pm
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Under-14s – school years eight and nine
Mondays 4th October, 8th November and 6th December 7-8pm
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Under-16s – school years ten and eleven
Mondays 4th October, 15th November and 13th December 7-8pm
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Under-18s – school years twelve and thirteen
Mondays 4th October, 22nd November and 13th December 7-8pm
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All sessions will be taking place at York St John University’s Sports Park, Haxby Road. YO31 8TA. For any more information on the Girls’ Coaching Clinics, please contact