Manor Green Primary School teacher, Storm Cobain, has been selected as Vice Captain of Rugby League Ireland’s Women’s team.

Storm started playing rugby union in 2011, aged 13. However, it was only after becoming a teacher that she started playing rugby league in May 2021, gaining her first international cap just 5 months later.

Storm is currently one of the school’s Year 4 class teachers; joining the school in September 2023 after moving up north in order to focus on rugby league. It has always been a dream of Storm’s to pull on the green jersey and represent Ireland since she started playing rugby.

The Ireland women’s national rugby league team, established in 2021, is organised by Rugby League Ireland and represents Ireland in international rugby league. Storm has been a part of the squad from their inaugural match and currently has 4 caps for the international side.

Victoria Saville, Principal at Manor Green Primary Academy, said: “We are so incredibly proud of Storm and all her achievements. Her selection as Vice Captain for the Rugby League Ireland Women’s team is a testament to her hard work and commitment.

“You’ve truly earned your place in the green jersey, and we’ll be cheering you on every step of the way.”

Commenting on the achievement, Storm said: “It’s hard to put into words how special something like this is.”

“Certainly not something I was expecting if I’m honest, but I’m completely honoured to have been chosen as vice-captain for the girls.”

“Since I started playing rugby, it’s been a dream to pull on the green jersey. This is just on another level; hopefully, I can do the girls and my family proud.”

Manor Green Primary School forms part of the Focus-Trust, a primary schools trust which is based in the Northwest of England and West Yorkshire with a vision of providing great schools at the heart of communities where children thrive, achieve, and succeed.


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