Wyke ARLFC’s talented U13s squad participated in the recently run Bradford Bulls Foundation RL Skills Programme, writes Charlotte Henbest.
Training skills sessions have been run by the Bulls Foundation at the Tong training facility every Monday evening over the last six weeks, for all the U13 teams in the Bradford area.
They have taught the children various aspects of rugby league and it has been felt that the pilot programme has been a great success.
All the kids involved have shown great enthusiasm to learn, develop and enjoy themselves whilst they’ve been at the sessions.
The final night was ‘Conditioned Games’ night. It was a chance for them to put into game situations all the things they had learnt over the course of the programme.
And after the programme had finished, the Bulls held their first ‘Club Training Night’ where the Bulls U15s, U16s, U19s and first team players all mixed together and trained around a skills carousal, similar to what the U13s had been doing over the previous five weeks.
Wyke chairman Jason Whomack added: “ I would like to offer a big thank you to all the Bulls Foundation team for putting this terrific programme together for our boys and the rest of the players in that age group in the city. It can only reap dividends for all concerned in the 13-a-side code if we continue to work closely together.”
Parents and guardians turned out in force last night to watch Wyke ARLFC’s Under eights who were taking part in the Bradford Bulls Foundation organised Junior Rugby League Festival at the Provident Stadium, Odsal.
The team played six eight minute games and the Coral Stand was packed as they proudly watched the action from the Trevor Foster balcony.