LAUNCESTON Rugby Club are hoping to restart a ladies team, starting with an ‘Inner Warrior’ camp at Polson Bridge this Saturday.
Running from 10am to midday, the club would like to help their thriving girls section have a pathway into senior women’s rugby.
Organiser and coach, Liz Armstrong, said: “We started girls rugby again about four years ago and we’ve got over 50 girls aged 12 to 18 on our books and need somewhere for our under 18s to go to next year so we’ve decided to start Launceston Ladies starting with an Inner Warrior camp in association with the RFU.
This will be followed by another session next Saturday (March 2) and we’ll be doing a training session at Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, March 9 before going on to watch the England v Italy Ladies Six Nations match.”
"When asked what she hopes the future holds, Liz said: “The plan is to carry on with some more training and play some friendlies before the end of the season and then more in September.
Liz is confident that it’ll take off like it has in other towns in the county.
She said: “We’ve had quite a bit of interest, some under 18s and some over. We’ve had quite a few older players who used to play a few years ago get in contact. “If anyone has wondered about playing from novices to experienced, all are welcome!”
In recent times, Bude have shown what can be done and Liz believes there are enough people around for two teams to be able to thrive.
She said: “See where it goes, a lot of teams in Cornwall which is fantastic and if we get enough interest we’ll have plans for a team.
“But the last thing we want to do is jeopardise anyone. There’s enough ladies to go around but I’m hugely excited for this chapter.
“Launceston Rugby Club are really supportive which makes a big difference and they’re very forward thinking.”
All sessions will be led by the RFU’s Neil Smith with the content of those being dependent on level of ability and numbers.