28th June 2018, 14:36 | Community

All-new Girls Hubs off to a flying start

All-new Girls Hubs off to a flying start

The all-new Rugby Football League Girls Talent Hubs kicked off on Monday night, with 144 girls across u14s-u16s age groups involved.

The four-week skills programme sees sessions held with volunteer Rugby League coaches across three venues each Monday until July 16.

Sessions are held at Cowley College (St Helens), Tong (Bradford) and Featherstone, and players in attendance have the opportunity to develop their skills with the aim of creating future Women's Super League and England stars.

England internationals will visit the youngsters across the four-week process, which will end with a 9s Tournament to put their skills into action.

The sessions are aimed at improving Rugby League skills

Former England captain Natalie Gilmour MBE hands out tips at Featherstone

144 youngsters will be put through their paces over four weeks

Current England stars will be dropping in over the coming weeks

Phil Jones, National Player Development Manager at the Rugby Football League, said: "It's an incredibly exciting time for women's Rugby League in this country, and we are delighted to be able to offer more training and exposure to Rugby League to our most promising young players.

"The four-week programme aims to improve their skills as we look to prepare the next generation of talent for the Women's Super League and England team."