Girls Rugby League

York City Knights are pleased to announce a new girls rugby development programme.

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.

Sessions will take place on Mondays 1st November & 13th December and will be open for girls in school year 6 to 11. Under 12s, 14s and 16s will be coached separately on the night, giving them access to sessions relevant to their age groups.

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 Booking Form – school years six and seven – https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2220&intMF_ID=9144#Anchor

Under-14s Booking Form – school years eight and nine – https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2220&intMF_ID=9145#Anchor

Under-16s – Booking Form – school years ten and eleven – https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2220&intMF_ID=9146#Anchor

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 a.prentis@yorkcityknights.com.

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