The primary aggressive sport of girls’s rugby league kicks off later immediately in Nigeria, when Lagos Haven face Lagos Rhinos within the Western Convention. Three groups, The Kings the opposite, will play one another twice in a spherical robin format to find out the Convention champions.
Chair of the Nigeria RL Affiliation, Abiodun Olawale Cole, mentioned: “We’re very proud to have the ability to carry ahead the formal begin of the ladies’s competitors, such has been the demand to play. It’s actually fantastic to see so many eager to take part.
“It additional reiterates our dedication to gender equality and, after some preliminary exhibition matches, we’re delighted to begin formal fixtures. Recruitment will proceed so as to add extra groups and ultimately the formation of a nationwide aspect.”
Michael Ogunbiyi, NRLA director of technique and planning added: “Beneath our strategic imaginative and prescient, we had deliberate the institution of a girls’s league in 2022. The sheer numbers of feminine gamers eager to get began has allowed us to push our plans ahead and begin instantly.
“It’s nice to see the continual development of rugby league in Africa and the rise in participation of girls within the sport particularly. We hope to see extra girls taking over management roles.”