Girls Rugby & Education pathway

  • Are you a girl aged 16-19 and interested in Rugby League? Do you have a dream of playing for Wigan Warriors? If so, the Wigan Warriors Education Academy is for you!
  • Our Education Academy are hosting girls development days in July and August at Robin Park Arena.
  • We are urging female players/students to register their interest by filling in a short form – see below.

Wigan Warriors Education Academy are aiming to raise the participation of girls in Rugby League by providing a Rugby and Education pathway for female players aged between 16 and 19.

The new pathway will include opportunities to both study and play, with the set up of a new girls rugby development academy.

All in aim of providing more opportunities for young girls to get involved in Rugby League and to see more girls playing through a range of age groups, the Education Academy are providing a pathway for girls to progress through the academy and potentially into the Women’s Under-18s team or first team.

The Education Academy are hosting two development days at Robin Park Arena – one on Tuesday 27th July and one on 11th August – both between 6pm and 8pm – for potential students/players to get a flavour of what they can expect at the Education Academy. Any girls aged between 16 and 19 can attend both days – both free of charge.

The two days will include talks from members of the Women’s first team, alongside newly appointed girls academy recruitment officer, John Whalley. There will also be more information provided about the development academy, options for education, opportunities for enrolment and a rugby development skills session which will take place outside on the 3G pitches – led by Warriors Women first team players.

Whalley, who is also the head coach of the Women’s academy team, said: “I’m really looking forward to holding these recruitment days with aims to get girls recruited into the Education Academy that could also combine their studies with playing rugby for the girls academy. This is a great opportunity to tie in with a pathway to our Women’s Super League team where I am currently the assistant head coach.”

Whalley, who is also the Ireland Women’s head coach, added: “On our open evening, parents and girls will be shown around our state-of-the-art training facility, where both parents and potential students will go through the many options that are on offer. The girls will also play some skill-based games to get an insight into what can be expected on the practical side of their studies.”

The Education Academy are in the process of recruiting now for September 2021, so if you’ve just left high school or are without a college place and want to be involved, please confirm your interest in taking part in the girls development days by completing the form below.

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For more information or questions/queries, please email Kev Perry via [email protected].

Click here for more background information on the courses and opportunities we offer, including a chance to download our current education prospectus.