Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation was delighted to host an ‘Inspirational Nines’ competition between schools this week, with the winners heading to regional finals.
Over the course of three days, the club hosted five different schools for two different age groups for boys and girls, developing their game on the Be Well Support Stadium pitch.
This competition is run by the RFL in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup 2021, which is run locally throughout the preliminary rounds, with the winners heading to Victoria Park to compete in the National Nines Festival.
These matchups took place through 10-minute, nine-a-side games with the schools who took the most victories claiming overall superiority and moving into the next phase.
After an incredible amount of skill on show, Castleford Academy (both boys and girls) and Carlton Academy took the crowns.
Speaking on the competition’s success, Head of Foundation, Mark Brennan, said, “The talent over the course of the three days has been extremely impressive.
“We have seen over 100 participants on the Belle Vue pitch, offering them the opportunity to play on this stage, something that is quite a bit different to their community club set-ups.
“We hope that this can be the catalyst to inspire them to keep developing and climb up the Rugby League ladder.”
While, the Foundation’s Women & Girls’ Rugby League Development Officer, Saskia Lewis, followed, “Overall, we are really pleased with the turnout, and, as mentioned, we have seen some real quality over the last couple of days.
“We are hoping to hold another festival with a similar format come the end of the year, so hopefully, it will be as successful.
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