Teams will compete for the Jane Tomlinson Memorial Trophy
Girls Rugby League will showcase some great talent, determination and courage in the second annual Jane Tomlinson Memorial Trophy at Leeds Rugby Academy on Thursday June 11th from 12 noon.
Two hundred girls from Secondary Schools across Yorkshire will take part in the event which is organised by the Leeds Rugby Foundation and supported by English Schools Rugby League.
This is the second year that girls' teams have come together to compete for this unique trophy, which was set up in support of the inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE. All funds raised from each individual Secondary School will be presented to Jane's Appeal which was established by the late Jane Tomlinson CBE to raise funds for children's and cancer charities and to date has raised over £2 million.
In recognition of this event which is now established in the calendar of school girls sport, Brenda Dobek, the England Women's Rugby League Head Coach, will be attending to meet all female players and present the trophy to the winning team.
Laura Clarke, who is the Women and Girls Development Officer at Leeds Rhinos commented, "Last year's event was a great success and I am delighted that we can once again bring teams from across the region together for this special competition. The popularity of Rugby League amongst girls is on the rise and this event is recognition for all the hard work that the teams put in throughout the year. It is a fitting tribute that all money raised on the day will go to the charity set up by Jane Tomlinson CBE as she was an inspiration to all women."
There are still spaces for any Secondary School from Yorkshire to enter a girls Year 8 Rugby League team. Please contact email@example.com for more information.