Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Summer Series

Foundation’s Summer Series programme hailed as huge success

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted with the response to our most recent Summer Series programme, which helped 37 young players onto the Rugby League ladder.

After two months, six sessions, three games and one festival, last Wednesday, our final Summer Series session came to an end in a State of Origin-style battle between Wakefield Blue and Wakefield White.

A competitive tussle between two of Trinity’s finest England Talent Pathway participants was the fitting end to a project that brought so many community clubs together.

Starting on Wednesday, 30th June, players from 10 different junior clubs situated across the district came together to get an alternative view of how Rugby League is played, from our experienced staff members.

Following their intensive sessions at Eastmoor, players found themselves testing their newfound skills in typical ‘game situations,’ with competitive matches being arranged against York and Leeds.

Through the club’s support games were played on the Mobile Rocket Stadium pitch, offering all players the opportunity to replicate their favourite professionals as well as getting a taste of a professional Rugby League setting.

Following the completion of the 2021 programme, Rugby League Development Manager, Josh Riding, was delighted with how the 37 players conducted themselves and believes there will be a few ones to watch in the future.

Each participant who took part in the Summer Series programme was a credit to their community club and will have, hopefully, developed their knowledge and understanding over the last six weeks.

“Sessions were run in the same format as our scholarship sessions, offering further insight into professional Rugby League.

“We are looking forward to finalising plans for a bigger and better 2022!

Josh Riding - Rugby League Development Manager

For more information on the Rugby League programme we provide, please email josh.riding@wakefieldtrinity.com.

Alternatively, please find the list of community clubs involved in this year’s Summer Series programme below…

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