Sporting girls aim to prove ‘they can’

Nearly 40 young girls are getting a taste for rugby league at a summer day camp organised by Incommunities and the Bradford Bulls Foundation.

The free camp (5th August) takes place at the Provident Stadium – the home of the Bulls – and aims to encourage more girls, aged 11-16, to take up physical exercise and get into sport.

It is being run in support of Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign which challenges gender barriers and is focused on getting women and girls more active.

The girls taking part in the Bradford camp are all Incommunities’ tenants and it is the latest venture in an exciting new community partnership between the housing group and the Bulls to encourage more young people to live healthy lifestyles.

As part of the camp, Bulls’ first teamers’ Danny Williams, Danny Addy and Harry Siejka will be coaching the youngsters, organising a mini tag rugby tournament involving some of the Bulls’ players and taking them on a tour of the Bulls’ stadium.

The event is being supported by the Bradford Bulls Foundation, which is part funded by the housing group’s charitable arm, Incommunities Foundation.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “This is a fabulous initiative to encourage more girls to get into sport within a fun environment and also meet new friends.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with the Bradford Bulls Foundation and Sport England to be promoting this event. It also builds on the success of activities we ran earlier this year as part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day.

“Incommunities is committed to encouraging more young people to improve their lives and I’m sure the day will be an inspiring experience for everyone.”

Mark Winder, General Manager of the Bradford Bulls Foundation, said: “Rugby League and its heroes can provide many lessons to all members of our community. Our sport teaches respect, cooperation and determination. It also helps to promote living a healthy lifestyle.

“We are committed to encouraging people within Bradford to be happy, healthy, safe and secure and by working with Incommunites we are striving to make the district a better place to live in.”

Written on 4th August 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News