RugBees – RFL new Project for Girls aged 7-11

Published: 12th June 2023

RugBees – A new and exciting programme to encourage more primary school aged girls to take up Rugby

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust is delighted to deliver RugBees, a new programme in partnership with the RFL to create girl led sessions for ages 7-11.

The sessions are open to primary aged girls to help them develop their confidence in areas such as catching, passing and kicking – whilst having plenty of fun too! It’s the first Rugby League programme to be developed specifically for primary school aged girls and the RFL has chosen the popular RLWC2021 mascot RugBee to bring the project to life.

In previous times, the only opportunities for girls to play Rugby League has been with males, and findings from a report showed girls didn’t feel they belong in sport.

‘The report – Sport, stereotypes and stolen dreams from the charity ‘Women in Sport’: Why girls still feel they don’t belong in sport – found that over half of parents (57%) said their daughter had felt excluded from sport, with a quarter (26%) confirming their daughter had been told ‘it wasn’t for girls’.

The sessions will be delivered on a weekly basis over 20 weeks on Tuesday evenings 5pm-6pm at, The Zone, just off St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield.

Each week will be an hour long, beginning with an introduction to the game’s technical skills and finishing with a non-contact form of the game such as Tag or Touch. Parents and guardians will be encouraged to cheer children on throughout.

The programme resumes on Tuesday 5th September, with a £2 fee per session. This will also include time in Yorkshire’s Largest Play Area after the session. (6pm-7pm)


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