England Women’s international, Lois Forsell, has become the first player to sign for the first Leeds Rhinos Women’s Team.
Forsell, who works for the Headingley club’s official charity, Leeds Rhinos Foundation as their women and girls development officer is the first women ever to sign for the Rhinos ahead of the women’s inaugural season in Super League in 2018.
The former Bradford Bulls player, who started playing rugby league for East Leeds ARLFC, at the age of seven, admitted she was thrilled to be able to sign for her home town club.
“It’s exciting to play for my home town club,” Forsell said. “I am a Leeds girl and started playing at my community rugby, East Leeds and I’ve played at teams in Hunslet when I went to move into the girls section. I have lived in the city all my life and went to University here and then luckily got my dream job working in the community for Leeds Rhinos Foundation. “I have just come off the back of a great season in the first Women’s Super League competition with Bradford Bulls and I am excited to kick on after that with the Rhinos.” The full Leeds Rhinos Women’s Team squad will be announced next week, following a series of trials that have been monitored by coaching staff from Leeds Rhinos and new women’s head coach – Rhinos first-team prop Adam Cuthbertson.