Girls rugby league team launched in Hunslet

Following the recent merger with Hunslet ARLFC, The Hunslet Club is proud to announce the launch of their latest initiative – a girls’ rugby league section. In a bold move to promote inclusivity and diversity in sports, together Hunslet ARLFC and The Hunslet Club are extending their legacy on the field by creating opportunities for girls to embrace the dynamic and empowering world of rugby league.

The decision to start a girls’ rugby team at Hunslet ARLFC is driven by a commitment to breaking barriers and providing equal opportunities in sports. With a rich history in fostering talent and instilling a love for physical activity, the club believes that every child, regardless of gender, should have the chance to experience the camaraderie, discipline, and joy that sports like rugby league bring.

The launch of the Hunslet ARLFC  girls’ rugby team aligns seamlessly with the Hunslet Club’s dedication to community development. By introducing this new team, the club aims to empower young girls not just as athletes but as leaders, instilling values of teamwork, resilience, and self-confidence that extend far beyond the rugby field.

To ensure the success of this initiative, Hunslet ARLFC is actively seeking experienced and passionate coaches to lead the girls’ rugby team. Coaches who share the vision of empowering young girls through sports are encouraged to reach out and contribute to this exciting new chapter in the club’s history.

To celebrate the commencement of the girls’ rugby team, the Hunslet Club launched an Open Training Session event on Saturday 18 November 2023 with special guest and local Girls Rugby Star Sinead Peach. Sinead began her Girls Rugby career in Hunslet and now plays professionally for The York RLFC Valkyrie and was crowned 2023 Woman of Steel. She trained with the girls and shared her successes, passions and hopes for the future of the sport. The event featured an introductory rugby session, meet-and-greet with prospective coaches, and an opportunity for parents and participants to learn more about the exciting journey ahead.

Hunslet ARLFC and The Hunslet Club extend an open invitation to girls aged between 11-16 of all skill levels and backgrounds to join the newly formed rugby team. Whether they are seasoned players or completely new to the sport, the club welcomes girls who are ready to embrace the thrill of rugby, make new friends, and embark on a journey of personal growth.

For more information about the Hunslet Club’s girls’ rugby team, please contact


This post was written by  Zoe Creasser

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