Topsham Rugby Club invites women to grab a friend and take on a new challenge!

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:44am

Rather than making a new year’s resolution that you break by the end of January, ensure 2019 a year of positive change by taking on new challenges and trying something new. Like playing rugby.

Don’t let your preconceptions put you off, you can do this. Topsham Rugby Club are offering women a less daunting way of broadening their horizons as they encourage women to step out of their comfort zone with a fun introduction to rugby. During the Warrior Camps, women are encouraged to unleash their inner strength and determination as they embrace the challenge of trying a new sport.

The event takes place on Saturday 19 January, 2.30pm-7pm at 25 Exeter Road, Exeter EX3 0LX .

Rugby attracts a wide variety of people from all walks of life. The wide range of different playing positions each require a different set of skills and attributes, and as such rugby is an incredibly inclusive sport which has contributed to it being one of the fastest growing female team sports in England.

Be stronger together

Topsham Rugby Club recognises it can be scary not knowing anyone when you first try an activity, which is why they are encouraging women to bring a friend to the Warrior Camp, and together experience the amazing opportunities rugby has to offer in the new year.

Rugby offers women the chance to build new friendships with like-minded people through a shared passion for breaking barriers and trying new experiences. You’ll build friendships through the strong camaraderie as players rally around each other to support and encourage teammates on the pitch.

The Warrior Camp consists of paired activities that are used to teach participants the skills and techniques of rugby. The activities require players to work together to all learn, have fun and succeed during the Warrior Camp.

Vicky Macqueen, former England Rugby international, said: “Rugby is a very sociable sport. The work you do together on the pitch bonds you on and off the pitch, and personally rugby has given me so many lifelong friends.

“Women should definitely try rugby because it is such an exhilarating feeling knowing that you are there with 14 other teammates that have got your back and you’re all striving for the same goal. Rugby has a place for women of all shapes and sizes too, with different positions for different strengths. It really is a great sport for anyone as well as a fantastic, fun way to stay both mentally and physically healthy.”

England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign aims to attract more women to take up contact rugby. The camps teach participants key introductory skills and drills for rugby, with help on hand every step of the way.

All you’ll need to take part are a pair of trainers, your usual workout gear and a ‘have a go’ attitude...

If you feel inspired to try rugby with a friend in the New Year, click here for a list of Warrior Camps taking place across England from 12 - 27 January 2019.

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