Trinity aim to spearhead growth of women’s RL

Wakefield Trinity.
Wakefield Trinity.

Wakefield Trinity are leading an initiative to develop women’s rugby league in the city.

The Super League club were the first top tier side to introduce a women’s team, launching in 2016.

Trinity will now look to spearhead the growth of the women’s game in Wakefield and are hoping to help establish five new girls community teams by the end of this year.

Wakefield Trinity’s Community Development Manager, James Stephenson, has been promoting the women’s game for a number of years.

He said: “It is so exciting to see both the women and girls game flourishing.

“We stated a couple of years ago that women’s and girl’s rugby league was an area that had huge potential and needed to have a big push and support to see where we could help take it.

“I’m absolutely delighted that the majority of Super League clubs have now adopted a women’s team and this has created a valuable boost in further interest through the great community clubs with more girls teams being created all the time.

“For example, our local community club, Normanton Knights, have been able to set up both Under-12s and Under-14s girls teams within a month and they are now playing regular fixtures with more girls joining on a weekly basis.

“We have also agreed with both Sharlston Rovers Juniors and Eastmoor Dragons to establish new girls teams going forward.

“And Stanley Rangers have independently set up their own Under-12 girls team recently.

“This obviously shows a huge appetite for girls rugby league in Wakefield.”