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Rugby League

Rugby League at the University of Central Lancashire develops players at all levels, both mentally and physically, whilst testing their tactical and technical abilities within the team and working together to succeed.

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Amanda Wilkinson - Head performance coach

Amanda made history in 2014 when she became the first ever female level 3 Rugby League coach in the World. Amanda was appointed as the Wigan Warriors women’s team coach and in 2018 they went on to win the first ever Women’s Super League.

Amanda is coaching the International Men and Women’s teams in Serbian Rugby League, as assistant coach to the Men and Women’s head coach.

Amanda’s first coaching role was in the late 90s in Leeds with the Milford Marlins u8s. Following her development in the game, Amanda coached at both Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors with their Scholarship and Academy players. Amanda also coached for Rugby Football League on their National Programs with teams at regional, national and international levels.

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Developing players at all levels

Rugby League provides players with access to quality coaching, training sessions and personal training programs. In addition to this, players will be offered support with strength, conditioning and nutritional tips. As well as training and playing sport on a regular basis, players can also benefit from organised social events.

The rugby League coach has a wealth of experience and knowledge, providing a professional experience, whilst forming links within the sport at both amateur and professional clubs. This will underpin the good work of both student and coach to help fulfil the student’s goals and playing potential in rugby league.


Monday: 7.30-9pm

Wednesday: 1-3pm

Additional training support will be provided with Dates/times identified by the coach.


Sport scholarships

UCLan is also a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) institution, which means we are one of 37 delivery sites across the country that are recognised for their profile, experience and reputation associated with performance sport delivery.

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Men's rugby match at the UCLan Sports Arena

Where you'll train

Both training and home matches take place at UCLan's Sports Arena.

Our Sports Arena is a multi-sports site and caters for a wide range of outdoor sports such as football, rugby, athletics, hockey, tennis, netball, cycling, and rounders.

The Arena is a 64 acre site and is always on the lookout to introduce new sports and different ways to involve our students, staff and the community in sport and fitness.

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Did you know?

In 2014, Rugby League head performance coach, Amanda Wilkinson, made history when she became the first ever female level 3 Rugby League coach in the World.