Monday, 7 October 2013

Women's rugby team target success

After narrowly missing promotion last year, UCLan's Women's Rugby Union team are looking to set the record straight in 2013/14. Established 15 years ago, the team are currently in Division 3A in the BUCS league.

Chairperson Sian Perrin thinks they can go one better this time around: "Last year we came second in the league losing only one match to Lancaster.

"We were three players down in the final minutes and only lost by a few tries. However, we did go on to beat them at Varsity in the following weeks when we had a full numbers.

"We have a good relationship with the Preston Grasshoppers, with some of our girls playing for them as well as UCLan. We also get some of their girls to come down and help out at training.

"Skill levels range from total beginners who have never played rugby before, to girls who've only ever played League and switch codes for the first time. This year we hope to win the league, be promoted and maybe introduce a Sevens team or even a second team.

"We're a huge family who are serious about rugby and have an exciting social side creating genuine friendships."

For further information about the club or if anyone wishes to join please email Sian.

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