Vale invites ladies to try out rugby at open event

Vale of Lune Ladies.
Vale of Lune Ladies.

The Vale of Lune Rugby Club are opening their doors to all ladies locally at a free event this Saturday.

The Pitch up and Play event runs from noon until 2pm at Powderhouse Lane and will be attended by England international Harriet Millar-Mills.

Whatever your ability, the event which will include tailored drills and skills, is open to women aged 18 and over.

The Vale of Lune Ladies team, run by RFU Community coach Martin Powell, have just come to the end of their first season.

Numbers, now standing at around 35, have been boosted by links with the University of Cumbira and Lancaster University with the ladies playing 10 friendlies in total thus far with plans afoot to join a competitive league next season.

Martin, who has also overseen the development of girls under 13s, under 15s and under 18s sides, said: “This team was set up by the ladies themselves, they saw the Vale girls under 15s play a fixture in March 2015 and said they wanted to follow suit, so they did.

“Vale of Lune are in a very unique position now where they can offer rugby activity to any female of any age and there are not many clubs who can say the same. “Seeing them progress from the first session to the last game has been amazing, they should be really proud of what they have achieved.”

For further information on Saturday’s event call Vicki on 07860 638856 or email valeladiesrugby@gmail.com.

The Vale Ladies run touch rugby sessions for those aged 12 and over on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm.