England coach puts Bulldogs Girls through paces

The Bulldogs Girls will make a groundbreaking tour of Queensland.
The Bulldogs Girls will make a groundbreaking tour of Queensland.

England Women’s Rugby League head coach Chris Chapman attended a training session with Batley Bulldogs Girls last Wednesday.

Chapman put the Bulldogs Girls through their paces as the team prepares for a groundbreaking tour of Queensland, Australia, later this year.

Chapman worked with the girls on attacking play to help give them the tools needed to break down the tough Australian defences.

After holding the training session, Chapman gave a talk on what he looks out for in an international player, while also holding a question and answer session for parents and players.

Bulldogs Girls coach Craig Taylor said: “This was an amazing opportunity for the girls to be coached by our international head coach.

“Chris gave his time up for free to give help and advice but also take a look at future talent as in two years some of these girls could be knocking on the international door.

“The girls really enjoyed the session and hope to have another before they fly out at the end of October.

“The tour will give the girls a real taste of international rugby league and is going to play a huge part in their development as players.

“None of the current England women’s team had a chance like this as 14 and 15 year old girls.

“The fundraising is gathering pace, but help is always welcome if anyone personally or as a business would like to become involved in this tour.”

Anyone who can help with sponsorship can contact the Bulldogs club on 01924 470062 or e-mail craig.taylor@batleybulldogs.co.uk.