TIGERS INVOLVED IN RHINOS V BULLS CLASH

Tullochan Tigers have become the first female Rugby League side to be set up in Scotland and will play their first ever game at Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Tullochan Tigers have become the first female Rugby League side to be set up in Scotland and will play their first ever game at Headingley Carnegie Stadium at half time during the engage Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls on Friday night. The Loch Lomond based Under 16 side formed after taking part in a Junior Rugby League Leaders Award (J.S.L.A) over a 10 week period and liked Rugby League so much that they decided to create their own team. They formed a committee and recruited their parents to act as Chair, Treasurer and Child Welfare Officer, adopted a constitution and opened a bank account for the club. When the opportunity arose to play at Leeds Rhinos in a half time game against Stanningley they came up with various ideas for fundraising: from organising a disco for friends; to a pyjama walk through the centre of Alexandria (with a bit of Urban Rugby thrown in) and a quiz night in which they managed to convince their Chair to have his legs waxed to raise funds for the club. They also turned up at the local radio station, promoted the club on air and put several articles in local newspapers. This has resulted in the Royal Navy sponsoring the club and supplying training equipment and playing strips for the club. This weekend sees Tullochan Tigers touring with Easterhouse Panthers boys U14s and U16s. On Saturday, after a tour of Headingley Carnegie and Kirkstall Academy in the morning, both Easterhouse Panthers and Tullochan Tigers will head across to Dewsbury Moor who are kindly hosting three games, Tullochan Tigers playing a fuller match against Stanningley 16s and Easterhouse Panthers 14s and 16s will take on Dewsbury Moor 14s and 16s respectively. Then it’s a BBQ in the afternoon and a trip back up to Scotland on Saturday evening. The teams would like to thank Leeds Rhinos for giving them this opportunity to hopefully kicks tart the female youth game in Scotland, to Dewsbury Moor for hosting the teams and for Stanningley for agreeing to play. Team: Stephanie Caulfield, Sarah Anderson, Nicola King, Kaitlyn Bonner, Paula Fowley, Lyndsey Fyffe, Karen Hastings, Ainsley McDonald, Laura Gallagher, Gail Brown