Girls rugby league played for first time in Wales

North East Wales has seen a momentous moment in the development of the game in the Principality, with the first game of girls rugby league being played there.

Elfed High School from Buckley played hosts to St Joseph’s High School of Wrexham in a game of Touch played under lights on the Elfed’s all-weather pitch.

The game, split into four quarters, was won 12-0 by St Joseph’s.

“The girls from both sides served up a real treat for those lucky enough to watch the game,” said local community coach Allen Jones.

“The effort and enthusiasm of the girls was amazing and it was plain to see that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. At times the passing and catching skills executed were very good and the girls showed that they had some pretty good footwork and evasion skills as well. 

“We are already looking to stage another girls game before Christmas as we have a group of Year 10 girls at Darland High School, Rossett pretty close to being ready to play.

“The staff at Elfed and St Joseph’s have been so supportive and have done a wonderful job in promoting rugby league within the schools and in coaching these groups of girls.

“Without their help and the help of the Sports Development Staff at Wrexham County Borough Council and Flintshire County Council, we could not run such a comprehensive and successful schools programme as we do.”

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