Parliament welcomes inaugural Women’s Super League Grand Final
The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group has welcomed the inaugural women’s Super League Grand Final.
Tomorrow (Saturday 7 October) sees two women’s rugby league finals at the Manchester Arena, ahead of the men’s Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos.
The women’s Championship Final features Oulton Raidettes and Stanningley, whilst the first ever women’s Super League Grand Final is contested by Bradford Bulls and Featherstone Rovers.
The women’s Super League was launched earlier this year, to bring elite teams from the women’s game together into a streamlined, professionally run competition sitting alongside the men’s Super League. As the league expands, teams will be allied to men’s Super League outfits, although players will remain amateur.
Member of Parliament for Bradford South and Chair of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Judith Cummins MP, said “the women’s Super League is a fantastic concept. I hope that the competition will help to encourage more women and girls to play rugby league, particularly as we build towards the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, at which the men’s and women’s tournaments will run side-by-side.”
“I wish all sides taking part in the finals tomorrow well, and look forward to supporting the further development of women’s rugby league in the coming years.”