THE Saints Girls Section has just passed a major milestone by reaching its first birthday and pictured are just some of the Saints Girls with their birthday cake.
From its Taster Day launch with Paul Sculthorpe and Boots, the team has steadily grown to now number 20 players, and is gaining in strength, month by month.
Thanks, very much in part, to its dedicated band of volunteers.
Training is based on games of skill and fitness, with contact (tackle) work done for those that want.
By player demand, the number of sessions has increased from weekly to twice a week and always with a smile on their faces.
Over the year, commitment from the girls has shown through as the Section has taken part in a number of festivals, both touch and contact.
They have put the skills learned in training to good use, putting increasingly competent performances on show with each festival.
Some of the girls have been pointed out by the RFL Talent spotters for the new Player Pathway scheme for Regional and National players – a cracking achievement considering the standard of girls rugby at some of the Yorkshire and Cumbrian clubs, as well as that in the North West area.
Congratulations to all the Saints Girls, and the support team.
Any girls wishing to play under 12s, 14s or 16s Saints Girls and in their famous red vee or just to get fit, enjoy training for rugby league and make new friends, then just come along on a Wednesday evening or Saturday morning to Thatto Heath Crusaders, Close St., Thatto Heath and ask for Geoff Alford.
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