Successful women's project at Clevedon

THE first of three women s rugby World Cup South West Legacy Projects, funded by the Sport England s Small Grants Fund, took place at Clevedon Rugby Club.

THE first of three women's rugby World Cup South West Legacy Projects, funded by the Sport England's Small Grants Fund, took place at Clevedon Rugby Club.

The evening, targeted at Under-15s and Under-18s girls within Somerset, served to enthuse girls to play rugby whatever their ability and sporting background in anticipation of the IRB women's Rugby World Cup being staged in London in August and September next year.

The event will be supported by local schools, colleges and clubs with the aim of increasing player numbers and club sustainability in line with the four legacy project themes of more players, more volunteers, more sustainable clubs and more competition.

Girls participating in this event got the chance to be coached by two of the best players in English women's rugby today, England captain Catherine Spencer and Kim Oliver who both play for Bristol.


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Legacy project officer for the region Claire Wright said: "I'm really excited about this event and the opportunities that will arise for girls within Somerset as a result of events like this.

"I certainly hope that this event is the start of more players and more sustainable clubs within the county, and in addition hope it will promote awareness of women's rugby biggest global tournament. A huge thank you must to go to all those who have helped create this inspirational opportunity for girls within Somerset.

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