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29 Nov 2022

There is still time to book for an introduction to Rugby League from one of the England stars

There is still time to book for an introduction to Rugby League from one of the England stars

The first of the HeRLegacy sessions, in partnership with the National Lottery, were delivered in Hull, St Helens and Whitehaven last weekend – with a total of more than 250 girls of all ages taking the chance to show their skills to England stars Jodie Cunningham, Georgia Wilson, Carrie Roberts, Zoe Harris, Danielle Anderson, Keara Bennett, Beth Stott and Vicky Whitfield. 

And there are six more sessions over the next week – in Warrington and York this Thursday evening, in Leeds on Saturday morning, and then in Wigan, Huddersfield and Barrow next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Finally, there will be an Online session on Thursday December 15. 

All the sessions are completely free, and open to girls aged 5-16 – and will be attended by special guests from England’s World Cup squad, starting on Thursday night with Grace Field and 2022 Woman of Steel Tara Stanley at York St John University, and Tara Jones and England captain Emily Rudge on duty at the University of Chester’s Warrington campus. 

Jodie Cunningham, the RFL’s National Women and Girls Development Manager, said: “I’m so excited about the opportunities on the back of the World Cup, and last weekend was a fantastic start. 

“To see so many girls turning up to Hull, St Helens and Whitehaven to get involved in Rugby League was really inspiring for all of us. 

“And we’ve already had a massive amount of interest in the other sessions we’ve got coming up over the next week. 

“We’ve tried to arrange the sessions for the towns and cities where Women’s Rugby League already has a strong presence – places like York, where they have made such amazing progress in two seasons in the Women’s Super League, finishing top of the table in 2022. 

“I know Grace and Tara are excited to see some new young talent on Thursday night – and wearing my hat as a World Cup ambassador, it’s great to see that the York session will take place at York St John University, which was one of the facilities helped by CreatedBy funding. 

“Tara Jones and Emily Rudge will be at the Warrington session also on Thursday, then Georgia Roche and Keara Bennett at the Leeds session on Saturday morning. 

“Georgia and I really enjoyed our trip up to Whitehaven on Saturday so we’re looking forward to going back up to Cumbria for the Barrow session next Thursday – especially after Barrow made such a great impact in their first season in the Super League. 

“And for any girls who can’t make the physical sessions – or even if anyone wants another chat – we’ve got the Online session on December 15.” 

Full details and booking forms 

York  

Venue - York St John University Sports Fields, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York, YO31 8FY 

Date/Time - Thursday 1st December 6-7.30pm 

Age Groups – 9-11yrs, 12-14yrs, 15-16yrs 

Detail - All age groups at the same time across the 1hr 30 that will include a 60 minute session plus time to interact and have photos with the England players  

England Players – Grace Field and Tara Stanley 

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/Lf2... 

 

Warrington 

Venue - University of Chester, Warrington Campus, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington WA2 0DB. 

Date/Time - Thursday 1st December 6-8pm 

Age Groups – 5- 10yrs, 11-16yrs 

Detail – 6-7pm 5-10yrs, 7-8pm 11-16yrs. Session will be 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A and interaction with the England Players.  

England Players – Tara Jones and Emily Rudge 

Booking Form https://forms.office.com/e/439...  

 

Leeds 

Venue - Football World, Pontefract Lane, Leeds, LS9 0RA 

Date/Time – Saturday 3rd December 11-12pm 

Age Groups – 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs 

Detail - All age groups delivered at the same time which will include a 45 minute session plus time for a Q&A to interact and have photos with the England players  

England Players – Georgia Roche and Keara Bennett 

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/GHm... 

 

Wigan 

Venue - Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan WN5 0UL 

Date/Time - Tuesday 6th December 7-9pm 

Age Groups – 5-8yrs, 9-12yrs, 13-16yrs 

Detail – 7-8pm: 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs.? 8-9pm: 13-16yrs. Each session will last for 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A or any photos/engagement with England players.  

England Players – Leah Burke and Vicky Molyneux 

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/ZTu... 

 

Huddersfield 

Venue - Newsome Panthers ARLFC, Hall Bower Playing Fields, Huddersfield, HD4 6RR 

Date/Time - Wednesday 7th December 5.30-7.30pm 

Age Groups – 5-8yrs, 9-12yrs, 13-16yrs 

Detail – 5.30-6.30pm: 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs.? 6.30-7.30pm: 13-16yrs. Each session will last for 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A or any photos/engagement with England players.  

England Players – Olivia Wood and Shona Hoyle  

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/ZTu... 

 

Barrow 

Venue - Hoops Basketball Centre, 48 Thornecliff Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QA 

Date/Time - Thursday 8th December 4.30 – 6.30pm 

Age Groups – 5-8yrs, 9-12yrs, 13-16yrs 

Detail – 4.30-5.30pm: 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs.? 5.30-6.30pm: 13-16yrs. Each session will last for 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A or any photos/engagement with England players.  

England Players – Georgia Wilson and Jodie Cunningham 

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/ZTu... 

 

Online Session 

Venue – Online via Microsoft Teams 

Date/Time - Thursday 15th December 6-7pm 

Age Groups – Open to all 

Detail – Online session hosted by Jodie Cunningham with a number of the England Women talking about their experiences in the World Cup with opportunities to submit questions ahead of the time or ask the girls in the session. ? 

England Players – Tara Jones, Leah Burke, Georgia Roche, Zoe Harris, Vicky Molyneux  

Booking Form - https://forms.office.com/r/5pN...