Leicester Tigers Girls’ Festival of Rugby

Inspired by the success of England’s female rugby team, the Red Roses who reached the Rugby World Cup final recently, a group of Year 8/9 students seized the opportunity to find out more about women’s rugby at an event hosted by Leicester Tigers at Leicester Forest East Rugby Club.

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Training was provided by coaches from Leicester Tigers and then the girls were ready to try out their skills in a series of friendly tag rugby matches against other schools from across the county.

Will the girls give rugby a go in the future? From their positive feedback that might be a possibility. The students loved their experience of playing the game and enjoyed competing against other schools despite the cold weather. Who knows, we may have some future Red Roses amongst us!

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