Rugby rules during Women's Sport Week

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Throughout this year’s Women’s Sport Week the RFU has been celebrating inspirational women from across the game. Here is a recap of some of those stories.

From Beattie Fensome, an 83 year old volunteer who has dedicated her life to rugby, to the amazing story of Georgia Tayler, a 14-year-old using rugby to help her recovery from leukaemia.

We have also shared the story of Anastacia Long, the state school teacher who inspired current Britsh & Irish Lions and England prop Kyle Sinckler, and Clare Daniels the history-making referee who in September 2016 became the first female official in Aviva Premiership Rugby.

Deborah Griffin OBE, the women and girls’ representative for the RFU Council, kicked off the week by reflecting on how far the sport has developed and how exciting the future looks.

And as the week progressed, clubs and players across the game shared how they were celebrating their involvement in rugby. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways they have celebrated Women’s Sports Week this year.

From training...

To playing...

And even coaching 

This year’s Women’s Sports Week follows on from a successful Warrior Camp window which saw over 2,600 women take part in 150 Warrior Camps across the country in May.

Meet Your Inner Warrior is the RFU’s latest women and girls campaign and forms part of a four year strategy looking at ways to encourage new female players into the game.

7,000 women have attended rugby training sessions over the past 18 months, with 3,000 newcomers to the game. There has also been a 48% conversion of new rugby players to club members, and 41 new women’s teams at senior level.

The next set of Warrior Camps will take place in August 2017 to coincide with the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

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