The Warrior Camps bringing new players into women's rugby

  •  Warrior Camps are taking place across the country 
  • To find a Warrior Camp near you, click here

Warrior Camps have been taking place across the country, introducing new players to the game by teaching the basics of rugby. 

EnglandRugby.com takes a closer look at some of the success stories so far. 

Teaching from Taylor 

Beverley RUFC Ladies were treated to a visit from England international Tamara Taylor who helped coach their Warrior Camp session on Monday night, while Towcestrians RFC welcomed Northampton Saints players Tom Kessell and Ethan Waller as guest coaches.

The session involved 32 attendees, 10 of which were new to the club. The club's female section began at the start of last season when one of the players watching sevens at the Olympics.

Fast forward nine months and the ladies team have played four fixtures this season and are continuing to grow. 

Westbury Warriors 

The Westbury Ladies had a similarly successful Warrior Camp with five new Warriors taking part in training this week. 

“The girls all commented on how much they enjoyed the session. Two of the girls have already been in touch to say they will be at training this week, another is coming to an upcoming fitness night and several that couldn’t attend have asked for details on our next training session," said Becs Lamb, secretary at Westbury Ladies. 

Manchester's new players 

Manchester Ladies and Girls showed the great appetite for rugby in the North West, with 69 attendees at their session from U18s to seniors, 26 of whom were brand new to the club. 

Meanwhile Tynedale Ladies had 70 women, 30 girls and 40 women, in attendance with former England international Sarah Atherton and Glasgow's head coach Karen Findlay helping to lead the session for the newcombers. 

“I advertised the Warrior Camp on social media and the enthusiasm that came back at me was incredible," said Annie Lees, Tynedale's coach. 

“Our Inner Warrior event went brilliantly, better than we could have ever expected. The amount of women who said they’d always wanted to give rugby a go but never had, was amazing. People who were watching commented that all they could hear was shrieks of laughter, and just people having a ball.” 

Warrior Camps run until May 21. To attend a Warrior Camp near you, click here. 

 

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