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Girls Rugby League Programme Launches in Cornwall

May 11, 2023

The Cornwall Futures Programme will launch its first ever girls rugby league activity in the Duchy later this month. 

From May 24, girls from across the Duchy aged from 13-16 will have their first opportunity to play community based rugby league.  

The Girls’ Futures Programme is a series of weekly training sessions leading to what will be the first ever game of community-based junior rugby league for Cornish children. Both the under-14 and under-16 teams meet fellow Futures hub Bristol All Golds for a fixture in July. 

The programme is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Cornwall Rugby League Foundation and community club Cornish Rebels. 

The initiative is steered by the Rugby Football League (RFL) and  will form part of the England Talent Pathway (ETP) with girls ultimately having the chance of being in contention to represent England Rugby League in the future. 

The sessions will be coached by former Widnes Viking and United Kingdom Coachging Certificate Level 2 rugby league coach Laura Outten and Mike Kevern, who as well as being the voice of Cornwall RLFC’s matchdays, was an assistant coach to the Cornish Rebels’ Betfred Women’s Super League South team in 2021. 

Both are also heavily experienced in coaching women’s and girls rugby in Cornwall and around the UK. 

The sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Redruth Albany playing field and girls should bring boots, gumshield and a bucketful of enthusiasm. 

The sessions will include a full introduction to contact rugby league and the entire programme will be focused on fun participation. The end goal is to progress year on year to become more and more competitive in line with the huge growth of women’s and girls rugby league across the rest of the UK. 

For further information, please contact Mike Kevern –