SkyTry is the biggest ever programme of Rugby League opportunities in primary and secondary schools.
SkyTry is helping 700,000 more children and young people have fun, get active, grow in confidence and enjoy Rugby League.
The SkyTry campaign inspires children and young people through professional Rugby League clubs and major Rugby League events. Sky Try is changing the future of Rugby League by giving hundreds of thousands of children and young people a high-quality introduction to the sport and helping them to find more playing local opportunities – from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning talent pathway.
Following on from this, every month hundreds of local school children visit The Totally Wicked Stadium to enjoy their ‘Saints Sky Try Stadium Experience’. As part of the action-packed Sky Try Rugby League day, the children get the opportunity to enjoy:
- Stadium Tour
- Changing room activities
- Healthy Eating exercise
- Heritage sessions
- Fun games and skills drills
- Cross-Curricular activities
Secondary school rugby finals are held at the Totally Wicked Stadium each summer.
Before the summer holidays, secondary schools in St Helens all bring their rugby teams of each year to compete in the School finals. The south stand of The Totally Wicked Stadium opens to parents and spectators which brings an excellent atmosphere to the stadium.
England Talent Pathway Development Camps in partnership with Y Sports, sees a variety of different rugby training sessions designed specifically to develop skills of those aged 11 –16.
The camps are widely popular within the borough and are ideal for those who are interested in developing their skills.
The camps are open access to all, regardless of playing experience or ability. The wider ETP programme supports player development and includes a coach, teacher and parent education programme which helps to create complete learning environments within the community game.
Saints Women were delighted to announce the formation of an under 19s team for the 2019 season. The 19s is an integral part of building a pathway to support our successful women’s Super League team.
The women’s Super League team had a successful inaugural season which saw seven members selected for the England vs France international game in Carcassonne. The England team was also captained by Saints’ star Emily Rudge.
Cornwall Development (outreach)
To lead on the grass roots development and delivery of Rugby League in Cornwall via Outreach satellite programmes.
Youngsters get the chance to tread on the famous Totally Wicked Stadium surface and engage in one of a number of exciting opportunities on gamedays throughout the season.
- Entering the arena alongside one of the first team squad
- Holding a team banner as the players make their way onto the pitch
- Take part in a small sided game on the field itself