The Rochdale Hornets Women's team have held their first training session.
Yesterday (Sun 27th) marked a historic day for rugby league in Rochdale, as Rochdale Hornets relaunched their women’s team.
A group of women met at the Soccer Factory in Rochdale for the inaugural training session of the Rochdale Hornets Women’s Rugby League team, being put through their paces by former Rochdale Mayfield forward David Chrimes, who will serve as Head Coach, and Kirsty Crehan, a full-time community coach with the Rochdale Hornets Foundation, who will assist him.
The Hornets Foundation has been active in rekindling women’s rugby league in the borough by holding Girls’ training sessions at schools all over Rochdale, as well as coaching both boys and girls at Primary Schools and via our Junior Hornets scheme, aimed at under 12s.
After the successful first session yesterday, Rochdale Hornets Women will begin training regularly at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex between 7 and 8 on Monday nights - any women interested in taking part are encouraged to come along and try out - no prior experience is required.
Any women who have questions about the new team can get in touch with the Foundation via their social media channels: Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation on Facebook or @HornetsSpF on Twitter.