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Ladies’ rugby team welcomes new players

Posted onPosted on 6th Jan

A ladies’ rugby team have sent out an invitation to potential players of all of shapes, sizes, rugby experience and fitness levels to join them.

Ashfield Ladies Rugby, part of Ashfield Rugby Union Football Club, train on Monday (7pm-8.30pm) and Wednesday (7.45pm-8.45pm) evenings.

Dick Dawson, director of ladies’ rugby, said: “We welcome any lady aged 18 years and upwards, regardless of shape, size, rugby experience or fitness level.

“All our training sessions are open to new ladies. Our training locations are all in Sutton, just contact us to find out where we are.

“Initial training sessions are free and no special kit is required, just wear old training gear. You are welcome to come and watch training before joining in, if you wish.”

Danii Booth, team captain of the friendly club, said: “I’ve played rugby for many years in several different teams, but what attracted me to Ashfield was how welcoming everyone was. I felt part of the team the moment I went to training.”

As well as a competitive side that plays on Sunday afternoons, Ashfield are building a development team for ladies who want to play more social rugby.

Members who don’t want to play in a game are also welcome to join training sessions to boost their fitness.

Ashfield Ladies also have a very active social side in which partners and families are welcome to join in with.

They raise money for charities and in 2017 have adopted the Children’s Bereavement Centre, based in Newark, as their charity of the year.

For further information contact Jo Dawson, Ashfield Ladies team manager, on 07455 347151 or [email protected] or find the team on Facebook.e