Women’s Team Star visits OCA

Women’s Team Star visits OCA widnesvikings.co.uk

4th July 2018

Widnes Vikings Women’s Team star Hannah Quirk visited Ormiston Chadwick Academy this morning, assisting with their Year 7 girls PE session and spreading the word of Women’s Rugby League.

Following on from the team’s first ever community visit last Friday (29th June), which saw Megan Jackson visit St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Hannah became the first Women’s Team member to visit a high school.

It was a proud moment for the centre, who is hoping to spread the word of the women’s game throughout the community and challenge the stereotypes attached to the sport.

“The women’s game isn’t something that a lot of people see, and it’s getting more popular,” Hannah commented.

"By going into classes representing Widnes Vikings, and telling them that rugby league is a sport for girls too, hopefully that can get rid of the steroetype."

The Vikings’ community staff currently run a girls rugby league session every Tuesday evening at the Halton Stadium, from 5pm until 6pm for Y7-Y9 students.

The open access training sessions are free to attend and open to all abilities, and Hannah is hoping visits like this can encourage more young girls to get involved in the sport.

“I'm hoping more girls will keep coming down to the club, and the Widnes Vikings Women's Team will go on for a long time.”

Girl’s rugby league training – key information

Entry: The iPitch, via stadium fitness reception

Timings: Every Tuesday, 5pm-6pm

Requirements: Bring boots, trainers and water

Cost: FREE, open to Year 7 to Year 9 and all abilities welcome

Women’s Vikings training – key information

Monday: 5:45pm-7pm, at the Halton Stadium, entry to the iPitch via Stadium Fitness

Thursday: 7pm-9pm, at the Halton Stadium, entry to the iPitch via Stadium Fitness

Saturday: 9am-11am, at the Parklands Sports and Social Club

Requirements: Bring boots and water

Cost: FREE, and open to anyone 16 and over, with all abilities and newcomers welcome

For more information on Women’s and Girl’s rugby league, contact Widnes Vikings Women’s team head coach Andy Sheridan, on 01510 495 2250 / andys@widnesvikings.co.uk

Women’s Team Star visits OCA widnesvikings.co.uk