Wildcats Appoint New Women and Girls Development officer

posted on 7 September 2010

Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust are proud to announce their second new recruitment this month with the appointment of Clare Marlow as the new Women and Girls Development officer.

Clare joins the Wildcats after completing a BA (Hons) Degree in Sport and Recreation Development at Leeds Metropolitan University. Clare completed a two year graduate trainee scheme at the University and is just about to complete an MA Development in Global Societies. Clare played Rugby Union for five years at Leeds Met, captaining the side for two of these. The last game she played, Clare led the team out at Twickenham stadium in BUCS Championship final. She has also represented Yorkshire at regional and county level.

The Wakefield Wildcats Women and Girls Programme is in its final year of a three-year programme funded by Sport England through the Community Investment Fund. The female game is increasing its participation levels year on year, the Wildcats have set up an academy at Outwood Grange College with over 30 girls regularly taking part in rugby league.

Community Trust Manager Davide Longo told us: “Clare will be a fantastic addition to the Wildcats and girls rugby league. We have built up excellent partnerships with schools from across the district over the past couple of years, thus seeing a major increase in females playing rugby league. Clare will provide a vast amount of Sports development experience to this project and we all look forward in working alongside her”

Clare said: “I am really looking forward to a new challenge and working in an area that I am passionate about. I hope to develop and increase the participation of Women and Girls Rugby and to build on the good work already implemented by Kathryn and the Community team, hopefully taking the women and girls sector to new heights’.

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