Leah Mae Beckett DiSE player

Huge congratulations Panthers Women’s Academy player to Leah Mae Beckett who has not only been picked to be part of the DiSE programme due to her ferocious playing style, she has also bagged a part in the RFL Women’s Leadership & Performance programme.

The programme is led by Jenny Coe, Coach Developer and current West Ham United Head of Performance & Well-being, supported by Phil Jones Talent Inclusion Manager and Stuart Barrow RFL Head of Pathways (Female) , alongside the in-person workshops, there are monthly online Communities of Practice and 1to1 support of coaching practice.

Workshop one included opportunity for the coaches to share their journey so far as well as aspirations for the future, alongside developing a deeper understanding of self and even a chance for some juggling!

Phil Jones “ What a brilliant day, the journeys all these coaches have already been on are both challenging and inspiring. As a group I can already feel the support network they are starting to create for each other and their open minds to explore new ideas and willingness to learn. I know that members of this cohort will go onto coach in performance environments and influence Rugby League positively on supporting and developing Women coaches.

Leah Mae follows in the footsteps of her academy coach Kara Colvin who completed the course last year. Kara had this to say about Leah Mae:

”It’s brilliant Leah Mae is on this course, she will learn so much and develop into a tremendous coach. Leah Mae has a great rugby brain and shows great skill, she is keen to learn how to transition into a leader, to coach and back again to player. She has great potential and I can see her going far as a player and coach”

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