7th March 2018, 11:26 | london_south_east

Brixton Bulls to launch women's Rugby League team

Brixton Bulls to launch women's Rugby League team

Brixton Bulls have announced plans to launch a women's Open Age Rugby League team in 2018.

The Bulls are a community club based in south London, and plan to play in the Women's Merit League in their first season.

The club currently runs mixed teams at under-7, under-9, and under-11 age groups, as well as two men's teams.

Like the other Bulls teams, the women's side will train and play at Woodmansterne Playing Fields in Streatham.

Philippa Robson will coach the side and made the announcement: "I'm delighted to announce that Brixton Bulls will be establishing a women's team this season.

"This is a fantastic time for women's Rugby League in England, with the establishment of the Women's Super League last year, and we aspire to contribute to the growth in the women's game by providing a sustainable pathway for female Rugby League players in south London.

"I would encourage anyone interested in playing summer rugby at a fun, family club to get in touch to find out more, regardless of previous experience."

The Bulls plan to start training in early April, and are asking anyone interested to contact the club on: brixtonbulls@hotmail.com.