Girls on film take star­ring role as the ‘in­ner war­riors’ of ladies’ rugby

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SOUTH­PORT RFC played its part last Satur­day in sup­port­ing the ‘In­ner War­rior’ Eng­land RFU ini­tia­tive to en­cour­age girls and ladies of all ages to get a taste of rugby, along­side ex­ist­ing play­ers.

South­port Ladies have gone from a cold start a few years ago to be­ing pro­moted to the third tier of ladies rugby in the coun­try. A su­perb ef­fort by all con­cerned and if the re­sound­ing suc­cess of last week­end is any­thing to go by who knows what they can achieve. Mem­bers of the ladies’ se­nior squad joined up with coaches Mike Dale and Mark Ast­wood to help in­tro­duce po­ten­tial new mem­bers to the drills that make up part of their reg­u­lar train­ing. Club photographer An­gus Mathe­son was on hand to cap­ture the ac­tion and was moved to com­ment: “The fun­ni­est ac­tiv­ity that I have ever pho­tographed at Water­loo Road has to have been the wa­ter slide. It is meant to sim­u­late go­ing in for a slid­ing try and is best done on a sunny Au­gust day. Emma Bari­sio won this one, man­ag­ing to cover the en­tire length of the slide face down!”

Club president Gra­ham El­lis was on hand too to wit­ness what he de­scribed as one of the most fun-filled rugby events he could remember, and hoped that ev­ery­one who was new to the game would come back for more, and to bring their friends!

“We are al­ways look­ing for more girls aged 13-18 and adults that wish to play rugby,” he said.

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An­gus Mathe­son

The In­ner War­rior event at South­port RFC proved to be a great suc­cess.

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