Female Rugby League coaches on the increase
The number of women taking up Rugby League coaching has seen a significant increase in recent months with some spectacular pass results for a recent crop of candidates who attended a course in Warrington.
Recent attendees of the RFL run coaching courses have varied from Primary School teachers approaching the sport for the first time to players and coaches of university and club teams.
A recent course held at Warrington’s Beamont School in February, funded by the National Sports Foundation (NSF), saw the majority of candidates score results above 80 per cent, with a number scoring above 95%.
Haydn Walker, the RFL’s Coach Development Manager, said: “Female participation in Rugby League is growing faster than any other part of the game. A great number are now attending coaching courses and what is most pleasing is the quality of the candidates attending. This all augurs well for the future.”
Julia Lee, the RFL’s National Community Development Manager, said: “In the last year we’ve seen an 81% increase in the number of women and girls taking part in Rugby League. This is increasing all the time as we provide a greater structure to the women’s game. It appears we’re not only attracting new players but also some top quality coaches.
“Each day we’re looking to encourage even more females to get involved in the sport, whether it is in an administrative, coaching, officiating or playing capacity.”
Anyone who is interested in finding out more information regarding a coaching qualification should contact the RFL coaching department on 0113 237 5010 or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about female participation in Rugby League please visit the dedicated female RL section under the Community banner of www.therfl.co.uk.