Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Natalie Harrowell – Gone, But Never Forgotten

Today, marks the one-year anniversary since we lost Natalie Harrowell, a key member here at the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation.

Natalie joined Trinity from neighbour club, Featherstone Rovers Ladies, where she became the club’s longest-serving player, whilst also being awarded the club’s Women of Steel award in 2019.

After joining Trinity as the Girls Rugby League Development Officer, Natalie fought hard to improve the game for women and girls littered across the district.

The Foundation’s Community Manager, James Stephenson, offers us some heart-felt words as he sheds light on Natalie’s bubbly personality and her devotion and commitment to the sport she loved.

Natalie had recently taken the role of Girls RL Development Officer with us. Her role was to give as many girls the opportunity to play rugby league in both primary and secondary schools, along with recruiting and signposting new players to our local girls community team.

She also took the lead coach role for the Wakefield College Girls RL Development Academy and held a prominent role in coordinating the Wakefield Trinity Girls U16s team.

In the short time she was with us at Wakefield, she had already created some strong friendships and had significant plans in place to substantially further grow girls RL in and around the district, along with a number of our local ambassador clubs.

Natalie was fully focused on creating equal opportunities for all girls in rugby league and her fun personality was very engaging and all who spent time with her, always had a smile on their face.

She is sorely missed by us all and will never be forgotten, and we will continue her legacy through the “Natalie Harrowell Girls RL Development Programme.’

God bless Natalie and Rest in Peace

James Stephenson, Community Manager Tweet

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