Published: 3rd December 2018
Huddersfield Giants Women will look to compete in the Women’s Championship in 2019 following a fruitless application to enter Women’s Super League as planned in 2019.
The season will see Huddersfield Giants competing against the likes of Hull FC, Widnes and Warrington throughout what is set to be an exciting 2019 season.
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust’s Head of Community Development Jonathan Timms commented:
“For a number of years, we have been developing our development pathway for the female game through significant time and resource with the intention of joining Women’s Super League in 2019. Unfortunately, our recent application was unsuccessful due to one element of the entry criteria, that we had not participated within Women’s Super League or Championship in 2018. Unfortunately, these criteria were only implemented well into the 2018 season following our decision to build the local player pool through running an under 19s team in 2018 with the view to enter Women’s Super League in 2019.”
“I am certain that our dedicated approach to junior development and running an under 19s team has set us up well for a successful season within what I am sure will be a much improved, competitive Championship in 2019. Over the past year Steve [Stead], our women’s head coach has built a strong playing group of talented young athletes that I am sure will have a rewarding, successful year given the professional environment in which they train.”
“The 2019 Championship is sure to be an exciting completion with other professionally branded clubs looking to enter the competition and I am really excited to see Steve and his players out on the field next year after what I am sure will be a tough pre-season campaign in readiness for the competition.”
In addition to entering an open age team in the Championship, Huddersfield Giants Women are excited about 2019 matters away from the field of play also. Women’s Head Coach Steve Stead expanded:
“Our development of woman and girls Rugby League will continue to grow 2019 with more England Talent Pathway development days and even better offers for young players through our relationships with local schools and community clubs. Huddersfield Giants are dedicated to developing the female game of Rugby League and understand the importance of this work towards the growth of the overall game”.
“No matter your ability to play, we want to ensure that Rugby League is open to all girls whether that be with Huddersfield Giants or within their local community club or school”.
We welcome players to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in joining Huddersfield Giants Women for their exciting 2019 campaign.