Following the conclusion of the Girls Development Academy in 2023, the Foundation is delighted to engage with over 100 players, who joined the programme over our two 10-week blocks.
In the first of the two blocks of sessions, attendees continued to develop their skills in games-based activity, utilising what they had learned against other girls within the community.
It wasn’t just Rugby League attributes taught, however, as participants to play with new players, make new acquaintances and play with a new set-up.
Following the conclusion of the first 10-week block in the Summer, participants were offered the chance to play in our annual Inclusion Round when Trinity hosted Warrington Wolves, playing out some incredibly close games.
Following the programmes’ success, the second block allowed the girls to develop some technical processes on how to attack and defend, used within a professional system. Hopefully, they will take all of the knowledge and experience they had built up back into the Community setups ahead of the 2024 season.
As the series progresses through the years, the Foundation aims to offer more girls the opportunity to develop their skills and to progress them into the Wakefield Trinity Ladies team in the near future.
Speaking on the success of the Girls Development Academy, Foundation Rugby League & Inclusion Officer, Jordan Platt, said, “It has been fantastic to see so many girls engage with this programme from various clubs.
“The girls have been able to compete against one another developing skills they have learned. Testing the girls to come out of their comfort zone and play a variety of playing positions. Watching them develop and learn has been pleasing.
“I look forward to seeing some familiar, and new, faces when we return in March.”
Keep an eye out for the return of our Girls Development Academy, which will restart in 2024.