100 help Sospans launch new term

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Robert Lloyd @rl­loy­dpr [email protected]­line.co.uk 07765 287910

THE Stradey Sospans girls rugby team had a suc­cess­ful sea­son’s launch, with more than 100 young play­ers at­tend­ing.

The first train­ing ses­sion of the new term was held at the Llanelli Wan­der­ers RFC ground, just yards from the site of the for­mer Stradey Park.

Stradey Sospan spokesman Nigel Vena said: “Every­one had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in train­ing with their re­spec­tive age groups. Af­ter­wards, the girls spoke of the en­joy­ment and fun they had ex­pe­ri­enced.

“Our hosts, Llanelli Wan­der­ers RFC, have been ex­tremely sup­port­ive of our en­deav­ours, al­low­ing us to­tal ac­cess to fa­cil­i­ties and re­sources for train­ing and match days.

“This is the fourth sea­son for the Stradey Sospans and we start this sea­son with a new Hub lead­er­ship, new com­mit­tee and an in­creased num­ber of coaches.

“The Welsh Rugby Union’s three-year trial for en­gag­ing girls has proved suc­cess­ful, en­gag­ing with ap­prox­i­mately 70 chil­dren and young peo­ple each year, with ages rang­ing from 6 to 18.

“The groups for this sea­son are un­der-7, un­der-9, un­der-11, un­der-13, un­der15, un­der-18 touch rugby and ladies’ touch rugby.

“Our plan is to en­cour­age more girls to ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing rugby, in­creas­ing their phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, learn new skills, make new friends with the ad­di­tional ben­e­fit of join­ing a big friendly rugby fam­ily.”

The launch of Stradey Sospans at the Llanell Wan­der­ers RFC ground.

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