Hunslet Warriors Girls Under-16s are out to continue their dominance today before aiming for more of the same further afield, including with the club’s under-14s and under-12s.
The Warriors were only formed in 2013 but now have an under-16s side that have won their last seven games including dishing out a 98-0 battering to York RI. The team will seek further victories in a tournament at East Leeds today but it is continuing the success with the side’s under-14s and under-12s that is causing concern as well as escalating travel costs. Hunslet have just one qualified coach at present in Tony Dobb who is assisted by Darren Hart but the club are seeking new recruits both on the playing and coaching side to bolster the younger age groups. Taking on rivals from further afield is also causing a financial headache. Tracey Joyce, whose daughter plays for the under-16s, said: “We are a fairly new team and we are in need of some extra support from local companies or anyone who can help. The under-16s have played all the teams in this area and won but we have to start going further away due to there not being a lot of girls rugby teams out there. This means that as well needing to raise funds for training equipment and a new kit we also have to raise funds to travel. We’ve also got the younger girls coming through but they need extra players and we also need help on the coaching side for them.”
Hunslet Warriors train on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm until 8pm opposite Morrison’s in Hunslet. For more information contact Tracey on 07530744972.