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Female Coaching Pathway Programme

A new Female Coaching Pathway Programme for Rugby League is launched today (Friday 16 April), as the RFL and UK Coaching aim to fast-track the development of a new generation of female coaches.

The programme builds on the recent progress in Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League, and follows the launch of the game’s Tackle It action plan which stresses the importance of player and coach recruitment and development, talent inclusion and progression within the women’s game.

Richard Tunningley, the RFL’s Coach Education Manager, said:

“The growth of Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League has been a massive success story for the game over the last few years, and as part of that we’ve seen the development of some outstanding female coaches.

“But we need more, and that’s why we are so excited to be working with Jenny Coady and her team at UK Coaching on this new Female Coaching Pathway Programme. Applications are welcome from current coaches from the Betfred Women’s Super League, Championship, League 1 and Community clubs, and also from current and recently retired players.

“We see the benefits to the game reaching beyond coaching. The programme will focus on leadership and performance, and those skills could apply in administration and coach education as much as in coaching itself. Ultimately, we want more women in senior roles in Rugby League.

“We’re grateful to UK Coaching and to Sport England for their expertise and support of this project.”

Jenny Coady, UK Coaching Coach Programme and Pathway Manager, adds:

“We are really excited to be working with the Rugby Football League on this amazing project. This exciting partnership launch of our UK Coaching Leadership and Performance programme is for the next generation of female coaches in rugby league.

“At UK Coaching we know the importance of great coaching from grassroots through to podium and that is why we are always looking to be ‘here for the coach’. This exciting programme affords new coaching opportunities to these successful coaches whilst they bridge the confidence gap, feel supported and thrive in a sport they are passionate about and committed to.

“The aim is to look beyond this programme as a 12-month experience, and to scaffold the learning and ensure graduate coaches of this programme continue to provide support to the next cohort of leadership and performance coaches coming through. We will also shine a spotlight on the environments of these coaches to ensure they feel supported, grow, and thrive on this journey.

“It will not only make way for more visible female coaches as leaders within the game of rugby in this country but will also benefit development and performance immensely; with new ideas, skills and experiences to shape the game.”

Anybody interested in joining the pathway programme can [find out more via the RFL website](http://secure.rugby-league.com/ign_docs/RFL & UKC Leadership & Performance Programme Overview (Merged) copy.pdf)

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 May.


Club Cash

AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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