The club is proud to announce that 2021 will see the launch of our Women’s team and in addition that the club has been granted a place in the newly formed Betfred Super League South.
The six-team competition has founding member clubs from all over the South of England. Golden Fearns (Bristol), Cardiff RL, London Bronco’s, Bedford Tigers and The Army will join the Rebels in the first year. Initially the clubs will be divided into two divisions with games scheduled throughout June, July & early August before a Grand Final to be played in the Capital later that month.
Cornish Rebels Chairman, Director and Co-Founder John Beach is delighted that the club is taking this momentous step toward equal opportunities for all genders in sport.
“Women’s sport has been on the rise for some time, and we’ve seen that in the number of girls who have taken part in our schools events over the last few years. It is essential that our club provides an equal pathway for both men and women, boys and girls to reach the very top of Rugby League and the establishment of our Women’s team is the first footprint of that journey for the people of Cornwall.
I, along with the rest of the Rebels board, attended the spectacular Womens Super Legaue Grand Final in 2019 and at the moment we said we definitely need to be involved. The game was incredible and they players in that game showed a passion and determination that was both infectious and entertaining.
Throughout the pandemic we have worked incredibly hard on many aspects of the wider club and one key area of focus was how we expand on the success of our mens team after their success of the last 8 years. We have been speaking with the relevant people within the RFL for some time and we are extremely excited to finally spread the word, make history and become a founder member of the South of England’s premier women’s competition.
We know that Cornwall has a rich history of producing female athletes who have achieved honours at the highest level and we can’t wait to add some female Rugby League players to that prestigious list.”
The club will be making more announcements in the coming weeks starting with training information, fixtures info as well as announcing our coaching team for the season. In the meantime however the club will be observing this weekends social media boycott in the fight against online hate.