Girls’ day

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Wisbech Rugby Club hosts a girls-only development day on Friday, August 31 at Chapel Lane.

The England Rugby Football Union, through their Eastern Counties Development Team, has recently launched several initiatives to promote rugby in local schools and clubs.

Thomas Clarkson Community College has been included in one of these initiatives called the All Schools Project, designed to introduce the game to both boys and girls, then enhance their skills and fitness through training and competitive games. Interested players will then be signposted by schools to their local rugby clubs.

Wisbech has been selected by the RFU to start girls team rugby. The club will assist the RFU’s Development Team in the girls’ full day session, which is open to all Primary Year 5 & 6 and any Secondary Year 7, 8 or 9, from any schools in Wisbech or the surrounding area.

Further details are available from John Naylor of the RFU on johnnaylor@rfu.com

The course fee is £10 per head for the day. Booking deadline: Saturday, August 18.

The attendance and interest will dictate whether Wisbech can start a girls U13 team to play other clubs in East Anglia. The RFU are also organising several tournaments next season from September,. Any ladies with rugby coaching experience or ex-players who would like funded training, please contact wisbechrugby@hotmail.com

The club fields Under 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Mini rugby teams (aged 6-11 years) together with U15 & 16 Junior squads (aged 14-16). Playing shirts are now four years old and looking ragged.

Two teams remain unsponsored: the U7s and U12s. Participating companies will have their logo and name on the front of all team shirts.

Interested parties can make contact using businessmgr.wisbechrufc@gmail.com