War of the Roses II on Saturday

The second War of the Roses competition will take place surrounding the engage Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors on 5th April 2008.

Building on the rivalry between these two great rugby league cities, Girls Rugby League in Leeds will welcome Wigan across the border with three exciting female competitions.

The first two matches will take place at Kirkstall Training Academy on the Saturday afternoon starting at 2pm between girls amateur Rugby League teams from Leeds and Wigan.

Representing Leeds in match one will be the national champions from south Leeds, Middleton U12s who will link up with the new and developing female team from Rodley Rockets, and representing Wigan is Shevington Sharks and Chorley Panthers.

In match two Drighlington U14s and from Wigan, Westhoughton Lions and Shevington Sharks. All players will be invited to a presentation and food at Milford ARLFC club followed by a visit to Headingley Carnegie Stadium to watch their heroes play Rugby League.

During half time of the engage Super League clash, the best Yr7 secondary school team in Leeds, South Leeds High School, will compete against the Yr7 champions of Wigan, Holy Cross High School. These teams will compete in the mini match for the War of the Roses Trophy in front of over 20,000 people.

Leeds Rhinos Women and Girls Development Officer, Laura Clarke commented."Organising such prestigious events between female teams in Leeds and Wigan provides yet another opportunity for girls to play at a competitive level in something they should be proud to be a part of. Running this competition as an annual event provides amateur clubs and schools teams the chance to aspire to and be recognised for achievements outside of their cities and in existing established competitions."

Wigan Warriors Primary Link Coordinator Amanda Wilkinson,” Last year the event was enjoyed by all taking part, the girls showed great skill and enthusiasm and it would be great to see some of the supporters get behind the event and watch what should be another exciting clash between the Rhinos and the Warriors Girls.”

Please show the girls your support at half time in the first team match at Headingley-Carnegie.

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