KR and FC are #UnitedbyRL in new project
Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC have come together with Active Humber and the University of Hull to increase participation in rugby league in Hull and the East Riding.
As part of the #UnitedbyRL project, the partners will provide newcomers to the sport with three main ways to get involved – female hub sessions, social sessions and competitive sessions.
The sessions differ by target audience and how they are run, but all sessions are no obligation, fun ways to get fit and socialise. You can learn new skills and meet new people in an informal active environment.
Female Hub Sessions
Aiming to engage girls in rugby league with a mix of touch, tag and full contact rugby and offer a pathway into competitive or professional rugby.
These hub sessions will be two hours long with the first hour providing the sport for under 16s and the second hour engaging with older girls. All you need to do is come in comfy gym wear and trainers – our coaches will provide the rest.
Female only sessions are held at the Lightstream Stadium (community pitches behind the Joinery Depot East Stand) every Monday evening. If you are aged 12 to 16-years-old you are welcome to join us from 6pm to 7pm. If you are 16 plus we now have a new session especially for you from 7pm to 8pm.
These will offer social rugby to engage young people with the sport, targeting 16 to 18-year-olds in sixth form or college. The sessions will focus on touch and tag rugby league with a more relaxed and informal environment.
Similar sessions will be held at the University of Hull and will be open to all students.
Competitive sessions will also target the 16 to 18-year-olds and university students. The sessions will aim to deliver a new form of the game via a College Nines Tournament.
This will be open to all Humber further education institutions and will focus on providing players with a pathway into rugby league clubs.
Hull KR’s interim head coach James Webster said: “It goes without saying that there’s a rivalry between Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC, but I think for the good of the game we’re united in rugby league to get kids involved and get adults back playing the sport.
“The great part of rugby league is that it’s an inclusive sport; no matter your shape, your size or your sex you can participate in rugby league.”
Learn more and have your say on Twitter with #UnitedbyRL or visit www.activehumber.co.uk/unitedbyrl