25th September 2019, 09:37 | womens_rugby_league

England Students Women to relaunch | volunteers needed

England Students Women to relaunch | volunteers needed

Women's Rugby League is set to finish 2019 on a high - and the Rugby Football League is seeking to capitalise on the game's profile with the return of the England Students Women's team.

The team last played in 2016, but with England Students Women set to compete in 2021's Women's Students Festival of World Cups, the race is on to re-establish the student game.

A growing number of women are playing Rugby League and the re-emergence of the England Students Women side means that exciting volunteer opportunities have emerged to support preparations for 2021.

Applications are required for the following roles:

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager

CVs and covering letters should be emailed to adam.hughes@rfl.co.uk by Friday, October 11.

Adam Hughes, education lead, said: "We are actively lining up England fixtures with the UK Armed Forces, Great Britain Teachers and others as preparations for 2021 gather momentum. For anybody interested in these roles, it would be an exciting time to be involved.

"Fittingly, the game against the Armed Forces will be played for the Emmeline Pankhurst Trophy. Emmeline herself was denied higher education, yet emerged as one of the most important female figures of the 20th Century and an inspiration to women the world over."

Selection for the England Students Women's team will be open to every female college and university student qualified to play for England.