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Women urged to learn to play rugby

Natalie Carr, student at St Wilfrid's Catholic school, has been selected for the England Rugby League Student Women's Squad.
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Natalie Carr, student at St Wilfrid's Catholic school, has been selected for the England Rugby League Student Women's Squad. p307b419

Women are being offered the chance to try their hand at playing rugby.

The sport traditionally played by men will be open to women as part of the Village Games project in partnership with Amber Valley Rugby Club.

Village Games is a community project which aims to get more people involved in physical activity, particularly among groups which currently feel there is not the right sort of provision for them.

The link-up with the rugby club began in September and the sessions will restart on Thursday, July 10. They will offer entry-level rugby skills alongside fitness delivered by experienced coaches.

The sessions will be on Thursdays from July 10 from 7pm to 8.30pm and will take place at Amber Valley Rugby Club in Lower Somercotes

For more information, contact Beth Turner on 0758 4904519 beth@villagegames.org.uk.

Beth said: “The social element attached to rugby helps make the sport popular with women. Another advantage to the sport is that it is inclusive. “

“It doesn’t matter what age, size or shape you are, everyone has a role to play!

“It also doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a ball in your life or if you are a seasoned rugby player, everybody is welcome. Make sure that you bring along plenty of water and appropriate footwear — trainers are fine.”

The sessions will be largely dictated by what the participants wish to do, said village games officer Beth Turner.

You can also contact Gareth Pilkington on 07772 366157.

 

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