The 2021 Rugby League World Cup was the first edition where all three tournaments ran side by side with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions running simultaneously.
Because of this huge step towards equality and parity in the sport we all love, a brilliant atmosphere was built alongside new fans being created.
The brilliant efforts of the England women’s team, including breaking the world record attendance for a northern hemisphere women’s match, were some of the highlights of the tournament.
Potentially thousands of young girls got to see representation in sport and media and as such the next generation will start playing the sport.
That’s what Leeds Rhinos Foundation are hoping for as they host a ‘Meet the Stars’ style event with Rhinos and national team players Georgia Roche and Keara Bennett attending.
There will be two girls sessions for new & existing players
🏉Ages 5-9 (10-11am)
— Leeds Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) November 28, 2022
The event is part of the #HerLegacy series, and is being hosted at Football World in Leeds (LS9) on Saturday with sessions available for girls ages 5-11.
Information about the event can be found on the Leeds Rhinos Foundation twitter page with an attached booking form ready to fill out too.
This marks a key step that hopefully we’ll see more women’s Super League sides do in an attempt to keep the legacy of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup alive.