Following the conclusion of Saturday’s games, Wakefield Trinity’s Autumn Series has come to a satisfying end, with our U15 & U16 age groups playing out entertaining development contests.
For the second time in as many weeks, Salford and Wakefield faced off, with the weekend’s fixture at the Be Well Support Stadium further showcasing the level of skill coming through the ranks across the M62.
In two nip-and-tuck affairs, both sides managed to brave the cold and put on a performance for those in attendance, with a mixture of scintillating tries, magnificent skills and solid defence being the order of the day.
As a way of developing their skills throughout 2024, the Foundation’s Summer/Autumn Series programme gives young players the opportunity for players at an under-15/16 level to enhance their ability under the tutelage of new coaches within a new environment.
Over the past couple of years, the programme has seen multiple graduates, with the sides regularly watched by members of the club’s youth set-up, many being picked up by the Trinity Scholarship teams.
As the series progresses through the years, the Foundation’s aim is to offer more Community level players the chance to break into the Trinity pathway set-up, with provisions already in place to help them get there.
Speaking on the success of the Autumn Series Programme, overall, Foundation Rugby League & Inclusion Officer, Charlie Doherty, said, “I am delighted with what I have seen over the past couple of weeks.
“Playing in Autumn is never easy for any player, especially as the temperature drops like it did on Saturday. We have been immensely impressed with the skill on show.
“I look forward to seeing some familiar, and new, faces when we return next Summer.”
We would also like to thank our sponsors for their continued support, Cantidad Limited, Bags 4 Everything, The Yorkshire Broker, Home Instead Wakefield, RZ-Clean, MY Hospitals Charity, Andy’s Man Club and Trinity Walk.