Scotland Rugby League are pleased to announce the inclusion of a women’s section in the upcoming development day on Sunday 3rd June, 11am – 3pm at The University of Edinburgh’s Peffermill Playing Fields.

The development day is open to female players over 16 and who are eligible to play for Scotland.

For more information and to register please contact

The Scotland Women’s team will be coached by Craig Taylor, Craig has been coaching women & girls rugby league for the last 6 year. In this time the game in England has grown massively.

In the past 6 years Craig has coached Yorkshire county 4 times. He has organised and coached on a girls tour to Australia in 2015. They were the first girls team from England to tour down under. Craig was invited back out as part of the coaching staff of a NRL accredited Australian girls team to tour New Zealand in 2016. Later that year Craig went to Pakistan to assist with women & Girls Development sessions in rugby league on behalf of BARA (British Asian rugby association). Craig has also been head coach of Kirklees college rugby academy.

Most recently Craig was appointed girls u14s Yorkshire west England talent hub head coach. Craig saw the opportunity to become involved with Scotland RL on social media and contacted development lead Carrie-ann Downs about coaching/developing a ladies team.

Craig commented:

We are take the first steps in hopefully laying the foundations for a sustainable and competitive team in Scotland. It is going to be hard work, but a challenge I relish. It would be great for the game in the near future if we can have competitive England v Scotland ladies matches. I would welcome all players 16+ that’s eligible  to represent Scotland to register for the day.