Girls on film take starring role as the ‘inner warriors’ of ladies’ rugby
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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The Inner Warrior event at Southport RFC proved to be a great success.