Orrell St Peter’s to compete in Inspiresport Final

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are pleased to have supported Orrell St Peter’s Rugby League schools delivery as they qualify for the Inspiresport Champions Schools Final for the very first time.

After support from the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, Orrell St Peter’s RC High School Year 11 Girls have made the Inspiresport Champion Schools Final for the very first time and are set to play Castleford Academy.

They will be the first Wigan school since 2016 to compete in the final as they aim to replicate Deanery High School feat of winning the Trophy in 2013 on Wednesday 24th April at Wakefield Trinity’s DIY Kitchens Stadium (5:15pm K.O.)

John Whalley, Rugby Development Manager said: “This is a fantastic achievement. I see the efforts that the girls put in weekly, and they have paid off so far, to play in finals is what all players want to do. 

“It has been around 10 years since a girls’ team from Wigan have won the Trophy and this will be a great opportunity to make their own history. It will be a fantastic occasion for the Girls, the School and for the Town as a whole.”

National Development Manager at the RFL, Andrea Murray added: “Orrell St Peter’s RC High School have a formidable history in the boy’s competition, but having their first girls team reach a National Final is reward for the time and effort of Miss Veivers and the PE staff over those last few years alongside the coaching support of the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Staff.”

Deputy Head of the school, Neil Ashton also said: “We’re very proud of all our pupils and teams at St Peter’s and were recently honoured to be named 4th most successful state school in the Country for sport. However, the girl’s rugby team being the first ever from St Peter’s to reach a National final is something we’re especially proud of and shows the progress that has been made over the past few years. To have both Y11 boys and girls playing on the same night in the National finals is going to be very special.”

Finally, Girls Rugby Coach, Emily Veivers said: “I am absolutely made up for the St Peter’s girls, getting to the National Final and making their own bit of history is amazing. What an achievement, they work so hard and play for each other which makes it a great team effort – It makes my job so much more enjoyable.”

To find out more about girls Rugby League with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, email community@wiganwarriors.com

Wednesday 27 March 2024