On Wednesday afternoon, our Girls Development Academy competed in their first-ever rugby league festival.

Hosted at Victoria Park, the team faced Warrington Wolves, Leigh Leopards and Cronton College in a set of 15-minute, full contact games.

Ran directly by the Salford Red Devils Foundation, the team have only completed four full training sessions, but showed real spirit to battle hard against some well-established organisations.

Foundation Director, Neil Blackburn has said: “It’s great to get the girls into their first ever competitive festival.

“There has been a lot of work gone into creating the team and our current girls are laying the foundation for the future success of the programme.

“The effort and determination on show was fantastic and we witnessed some tremendous textbook tackling and some outstanding runs. It was tremendous to see Daisy also score our first-ever try!”

He continued: “All our girls are working really hard in training with Danny and since the festival, they have all been asking for additional sessions so they can continue to develop and improve ahead of our next festival hosted by ourselves in December.

“The appetite for girls rugby league is growing locally and SRDF will continue to provide opportunities for everyone to participate!”

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