We’re on the telly!

Well, strictly speaking, we are on YouTube with the first of our Women in League programmes.

It’s taken a lot of hard work and determination but we are rather pleased with the result. As with any new venture, the more we do the better we will get. But without the players, coaches, clubs and volunteers, we couldn’t be able to help spread the love about women’s rugby league.

It’s a pleasure to introduce the world to Zoe Shackleton, our presenter. Zoe is a trained journalist who writes for The Press newspaper and League Weekly. An avid league fan, she wanted to get involved with Her RL and get some broadcasting experience too. This is her very first time in front of the cameras. She had no coaching and we think she has done a rather terrific job!

Danika Priim will, we hope, be a regular contributor too, as she faces a lengthy layoff from playing due to a knee injury. We are going to keep her busy! Huge thank you to Beth Daniels too, who stepped in at the very last minute as our second guest, and to Featherstone Rovers for letting us use their venue.


A show is only as good as its content and we are very grateful to Wakefield Trinity (Jamie Hobbs and Joanne Phillips in particular), Featherstone Rovers (Jo Fitzpatrick on the comms at Summer Bash), @thegamecaller for that terrific Castleford try, Wigan Warriors and St Helens. The women play some amazing rugby and display top end skills, so without the footage it would remain a hidden gem. Thanks all.

And Julie Barndoor, blazing the trail for female coaches (and probably leaving a trail of destruction behind her). It is a hilarious parody of some of the worst coaching practices, an Philippa Robson as Julie, is fantastic.

Keep the footage coming, send us your ideas, and let us know what matters to you.

Hope you enjoy!

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