Wales Rugby League have released details of their Women’s Rugby League programme for the summer and autumn.

This comes off the back of Cardiff Demons’ excellent start to the Super League South season which has seen them win three out of three, which includes two shut-outs.

Demons’ players will rejoin their club team-mates for three domestic matches which kicks off on Sunday 17 July when Bridgend Blue Bulls host Rhondda Outlaws at Pyle RFC. The Outlaws will then take on Cardiff Blue Dragons at Glyncoch on the weekend of Sunday 24 July, before the final game sees Cardiff host Bridgend on Sunday 7 August at Glamorgan Wanderers. The top two sides will then take each other on again in a Grand Final on Sunday 21 August.

The representative season will then start on Saturday 17 September when West Wales Women will host East Wales in a double header, which will also feature the men’s representative match between the same two regions.

Following this, at a date to be confirmed, the first-ever Wales Dragonhearts Women’s game will take place. The qualification for this side is that a player can’t have been in the Wales squad in 2022, and must have participated in at least one club game and an origin match, or two club games. All representative games will be capped.

In addition, a Cardiff Demons “Development Day” will be held this Saturday at the Centre of Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach from 11am-1pm. The day will be open to all potential players aged 14-18 (years 10 and 11 and sixth form) to showcase their talents before Cardiff Demons v Bedford Tigers kicks off at 1pm. Any players who want to get involved should contact louise.morgan@walesrugbyleague.co.uk.

Louise Morgan, head of women’s development in Wales, said: “I’m really excited about how this summer is panning out. We’ve already had success for our national side against Italy, an excellent start for the Demons, and now we’re looking at a month-long domestic season with representative honours at the end of it.

“Plus with the under 16s and under 18s development day this Saturday, we’re really building a solid structure for female rugby league players in Wales.”

Wales Rugby League are looking for coaches and team managers for the Dragonhearts’ men and women’s sides. There are opportunities for head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers. The lucky applicant for the Women’s team manager, will also have the opportunity on managing Cardiff Demons and the Wales national side. The assistant coaches will also coach the East and West Wales regional sides.

To apply for these roles, please read the correct document on the links below, then send an email to mark.jones@walesrugbyleague.co.uk, stating which role you’d like to apply for.

The options are…
Wales Dragonhearts – Men and Women – Head Coach
Wales Dragonhearts – Men and Women – Assistant Coach
Wales Dragonhearts – Men and Women – Team Manager

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