Droitwich Rugby Club to take part in RFU's Love Rugby campaign for girls - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich Rugby Club to take part in RFU's Love Rugby campaign for girls

Droitwich Editorial 14th May, 2024 Updated: 14th May, 2024   0

DROITWICH Rugby Club will host a series of rugby union activities to involve girls aged nine to 18-years-old in the sport this summer as part of a new Rugby Football Union (RFU) scheme.

The RFU’s Love Rugby camps form part of a campaign designed to promote and support girls’ rugby with England’s Red Roses currently ranked number one in the world rankings.

Droitwich will run a Love Rugby camp on May 29 and four summer sessions on June 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10.

Droitwich RFC’s Emily Sweeney said: “Love Rugby camps are a fun way for girls to play rugby over summer. They are suitable for complete newbies to rugby or more experienced players. Rugby is so beneficial to mental and physical health and I would strongly encourage girls to give it a go and join us this summer.”

England’s most-capped player Sarah Hunter said: “There is a huge opportunity to engage and grow the girls’ game, especially as we lead up to hosting Rugby World Cup 2025. I love the Love Rugby campaign and am excited to see more girls giving rugby a go, whether that be at school, college or their local club.”

Girls of all abilities from the age of nine are welcome to attend with more than 40,000 women and girls now playing the sport. The RFU hope to reach 100,000 registered female players by 2027.

Some 250 Love Rugby camps will take place around the country throughout May. For more information, visit: findrugby.com

Girls, or their parents and guardians, can find out more about girls rugby at Droitwich Rugby Club by clicking HERE

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