12th January 2018, 14:17 | womens_super_league

Huddersfield Giants announce trial dates for new Women's team

Huddersfield Giants announce trial dates for new Women's team

Head along to The Zone, Huddersfield, on January 13 and January 27.

Huddersfield Giants Community have announced details of development plans to increase Women and Girls Rugby League participation in the local area through an Under 19s team for 2018, with the overall aim of producing a competitive Women’s Super League team in 2019.

In order to achieve this, there will be an increased focus upon Women's and Girls Rugby League in 2018 through the introduction of programmes and initiatives suitable for girls aged 11-19.

These initiatives follow on from three years of Sky Try delivery within local secondary schools as well as a recent Women’s Touch Rugby League programme, funded through StreetGames.

Initiatives to be introduced will include further Sky Try taster sessions in local schools and community clubs, a Girls England Talent Pathway Programme, Touch Rugby League festivals and the introduction of a Huddersfield Giants Girls Under 19s team.

Opportunities will also be available within our Elite Sports Education Academy with the expansion of courses.

We can officially announce two open trial sessions to be held at The Zone for girls interested in joining the new under 19s team to take place on Saturday 13th and Saturday 27th January 2018.

Huddersfield Giants Head of Community Development, Jonathan Timms commented:

"We are delighted to announce plans of our Women and girls Rugby League development plan.

"As a Community Trust, we are passionate about the development of female sport and are extremely excited about the journey ahead.

"I am delighted to invite females from the local area to attend our open access trial sessions as well as any potential commercial partners to join us on this exciting journey."

Steve Stead, Under 19s Girls Coach, added: "This is an amazing opportunity.

"The Women and Girls' game is growing and we are thrilled to be a founding member of the Women's Super League.

"The introduction of an under 19s team for 2018 will hopefully bridge a gap between youth and open age girl's Rugby League and provide a platform to develop and gain experience before entering the Super League.

"Our work with community teams to increase participation is imperative to the success of this project and we will be looking to create links with clubs to ensure the sustainability of Women & Girls Rugby League in Huddersfield and Kirklees."

Huddersfield Giants Girls u16s-u19s Trials - Key Dates:

Open Access Trial Day: Saturday, January 13. 1pm-3pm

Open Access Trial Day: Saturday, January 27. 1pm-3pm

Location: The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT

To register your interest in attending the open trial sessions or for further information, please contact Steve Stead on steve.stead@huddersfieldcommunitytrust.co.uk or call 01484 484 178.