Sunday 27th January marked a historic day for rugby league in Rochdale, as Rochdale Hornets relaunched their women’s team.
A group of women met at the Soccer Factory in Rochdale for the inaugural training session of the Rochdale Hornets Women’s Rugby League team, being put through their paces by former Rochdale Mayfield forward David Chrimes, who will serve as Head Coach, and Kirsty Crehan, a full-time community coach with the Rochdale Hornets Foundation, who will assist him.
The Hornets Foundation has been active in rekindling women’s rugby league in the borough by holding Girls’ training sessions at schools all over Rochdale, as well as coaching both boys and girls at Primary Schools and via theirJunior Hornets scheme, aimed at under 12s.
After the successful first session, Rochdale Hornets Women will train regularly at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex between 7 and 8 on Monday nights.
The team are on the lockout for women aged 16_ who want to give rugby a go. Why not come and try a session? Players old and new with all levels of experience are welcome. For more information contact Kirsty on 07931 432 470.
Here are some of the new faces from last weeks session: