Wakefield Trinity Ladies players; Maddie Hirst (16), Jess Woods (16), Aallisha (16) & Aalliyha Rhodes (16) and Kaydee Mead (16) all shone at the recent assessment day held at Tong High School.
Over 50 girls were nominated and invited to attend the day with only 30 places available nationally on the Diploma in Sporting Excellence programme that will run alongside their college studies whilst increasing their training volume. The Diploma in Sporting Excellence in partnership with Loughborough College is an exciting new initiative that offers female rugby league athletes aged 16-18 who have the potential to play for England. Huge credit must go toward the players development at their community clubs, with Maddie, Aallisha, Aalliyah and Jess all progressing to Womens Superleague from Shaw Cross Sharks and Kaydee most recently from South Leeds Spartans.
Candidates will train in an elite environment, while continuing in full-time education, examining; technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of Rugby League Athletes along with lifestyle management, communication, wider career management and health and safety.
There are a host of benefits for this including the enhanced development of Rugby League core skills to international elite standards and understanding how to apply technical and tactical skills continuously under pressure.
They will better understand how to manage their career, lifestyle and mental attitudes and be able to apply what they learn to a wide range of careers.
Trinity’s Women & Girls Development Officer, Natalie Harrowell commented “This is great news for the girls who have been accepted onto this exciting new programme. Having been involved with the girls college provision it is evident that these girls have got great potential in taking their rugby league careers to the highest level. A programme like this to help boost their chances is brilliant for them and we expect to see them all progressing well over the next 2 years”. Natalie continued “We have currently reviewed our development plan for women and girls rugby that now includes DiSE and have more opportunities for all ages to find their full potential through one of our dedicated programmes. The Women & Girls game is getting stronger and stronger and we are delighted to be able to help any girls progress further with us here at Wakefield Trinity”.
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