17th November 2015, 19:08
Girls Rugby League in Wrexham on Thursday
History will be made this Thursday, when weather permitting, a game of female Rugby League will take place in Wales for the first time when year 10 and 11 girls from Elfed High School of Buckley and St Joseph Roman Catholic High School...
History will be made this Thursday, when weather permitting, a game of female Rugby League will take place in Wales for the first time when year 10 and 11 girls from Elfed High School of Buckley and St Joseph Roman Catholic High School of Wrexham will take place on a 4G pitch in Buckley in a friendly match (kick-off 4pm).
It is the first successful attempt to introduce girls or ladies Rugby League in Wales. There were training sessions in the south a few years ago but no matches actually took place in the end.
WRL community coach Allen Jones said: "Since early October the two schools have been receiving weekly Rugby League coaching sessions from myself. Both schools had large numbers of girls who really enjoyed their Rugby League so it made sense to put on a fixture for these girls in particular. As this particular fixture will need to be played under lights on an all-weather surface outside of normal school hours, it will be Touch Rugby League.”
Jones has plans to arrange an all girls Rugby League Festival in the Spring when the weather and light improve as there are a number of other high school's where girls are enjoying playing Rugby League.
"We have large numbers of girls at Flint High School, Rhosnesni High School and Darland High School all receiving sessions on a weekly basis. The really pleasing aspect is that there is no drop off from the sessions, the girls continue to take part each week,” he said.
"I am thrilled and delighted that both schools and the PE Staff have in particular have agreed to this fixture and I know that both sets of girls are hugely excited to be taking part.”