Warrior Women: England Rugby holds warrior camps to recruit female players, Carla Rodrigues, Holy Cross School

Rugby is one of the fastest growing women’s sports in England, and you can be a part of it. England Rugby has launched its Allianz Inner Warrior Camps across London to target women who want to immerse themselves in rugby but are intimidated by the male-dominated teams. Sessions are lively and satisfying, making it a great opportunity to get started in rugby while making some friends along the way.

The Warrior Camps are designed to encourage more women and girls to play rugby and to recruit more female players for their rugby teams. It’s also a great opportunity for retired players to get back on the pitch and for newbies to ‘try’ their skills in team sports. In total, over 25,000 women took part in the camps, proving that the camps are an extremely popular way to learn to play, and with a team achieving two record wins over New Zealand, England offers high quality Rugby coaching to ensure make sure you learn from the best.

Sessions are free and consist of a 2 hour session at a Warrior Camp of your choice, with several spread across the UK such as New Malden and Battersea. The camps are held in stages throughout the year, most notably in January, May and September.

Sessions are a combination of exciting fitness training and exciting team play, with the aim of helping you master the basics of rugby, such as passing and catching, and applying them to competitive gameplay. Fitness training allows players to push themselves with challenging exercises, building the stamina and stamina needed to stay powerful on the court, in addition to the added pleasure of physically rewarding results. Warrior Camps provide a great opportunity to socialize and bond with your teammates through games which, combined with the opportunity to join the club, means you can make lifelong friends on the pitch.

England Rugby provides all the necessary equipment, so all you need is your running gear and eagerness to learn! Players will also have the opportunity to become a “Local Warrior” and promote Warrior Camps within the local community so that all girls have access to this great opportunity.

Emily Scarratt, of the England Women’s Team, says: “It’s a great opportunity for people to try rugby, whether it’s because you want to go on and become the next Sarah Hunter to play for England, or because you want to do something different. want to do and get out of your comfort zone and want to socialize with new people and be more active. These camps are designed to welcome women and girls to rugby without judgment and pressure.”

To sign up, simply visit https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/playing/ways-to-play/inner-warrior and find a Warrior Camp near you.

England Rugby aims to break the stereotype that rugby is a ‘men’s sport’ by providing unique opportunities to join one of rugby’s most dominant forces through exciting team gameplay and encouraging fitness training, so dust off your boots and join the movement of today.

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