Hull children urged to give rugby league a try

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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One of Hull’s two major rugby league teams is trying to get thousands more city schoolchildren involved in the sport throughout 2016.

Hull FC Community Foundation’s second year with the SkyTry project aims to engage with more than 3,500 Hull pupils.

Officials will give children training sessions, smoothing the way for a hopefully seamless transition from school rugby league to games with local clubs.

Children across 19 primary school establishments are already involved.

Hull FC prop Feka Palea’aesina, the foundation’s New Zealand/Samoan community ambassador, regularly stages such sessions. Palea’aesina also equips teachers with the skills they need to give children rugby league tuition.

Enrolled pupils can meet Hull FC first-team players and mascots Girlie Bird and Airlie. Participating schools will also get invitations to a primary school touch rugby league festival at the end of the course.

Interested schools can get in touch with the project’s James Taylor by ringing 01482 304260.

Copyright Press Association 2016

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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