Sky Try delivering growth of game

Sky Try delivering growth of game

10th May 2017

The work of the Newcastle Thunder Community Project has another success story to report in the build up to the Dacia Magic Weekend, with the news that local clubs Gateshead Storm and Whitley Bay Barbarians have formed their first girls’ team.

Drawn directly from participants of the Sky Try programme that the project delivers into Y7 pupils across the area, Storm have been welcoming a regular cohort of 15 youngsters to weekly training sessions over the past month.

The girls now training at the Barbarians and Storm had already transitioned from being part of the Sky Try programme, to after school clubs and are now anticipating playing their first game against each other as a curtain raiser ahead of Newcastle Thunder v York City Knights on May 19.

It is a fixture that will see them play on the main pitch at Kingston Park Stadium from 19:15 and experience playing in front of a packed house, with a bumper crowd expected for the third year in succession.

Storm Junior Chairman Rob Jones said: “The girls are loving the training at Storm and are all really looking forward t playing their first game at Kingston Park next Friday.

“A lot of the parents have been commenting about how good it is for the girls to be able to progress and keep playing after the Sky Try sessions and its something that will continue to grow.

“The long-term aim will be to keep these girls at the club and playing, bring more in and eventually have an open age girls team at Storm and the work of the Thunder Community Project is going to be key towards that.” 

Sky Try delivering growth of game