Supported by RFU Community Rugby Coach Tim Pickard and Mollie Croxon, School Games
Officer for North Shropshire, the club ran a Try Rugby event which saw 40 year 7 and 8 girls give
rugby a try for the first time.
Players enjoyed some fun handling games and learning the basics of tackling and everyone was invited to the club’s subsequent Sunday Pitch Up and Play event.
This saw 65 girls there from four different clubs as well as local secondary schools and Year 6 pupils
from local primary schools.
Of the 65 girls, 22 were new to rugby. The club’s U11 coaches introduced the year 6 girls to three who had already signed up and they all enjoyed some skills training and fun touch based games. The older girls who were new to rugby went through the basics of tackling and then took part in touch tackle games, while the other teams played some conditioned games.
Said CRC Tim Pickard: “Oswestry are really working hard to grow numbers of girls playing, both so that the girls already at the club can be part of a squad and so that as many girls as possible have the chance to discover the fun of rugby.”