Girls Rugby Camp A Big Hit!

Date: 4 Nov 2021

 

Sixty girls from across the West Midlands joined our Community Coaches last week for a one-day rugby camp hosted at Earlsdon RFC.

Wasps are committed to growing women’s and girls’ rugby and, thanks to the generous support from Club Partner RSK, along with long time club supporter Hannafin, Wasps were able to offer tickets to last months Womens game at the Coventry Building Society Arena as well as the coaching camp free of charge for all participants.

Players from the U13, U15 and U18 age groups, representing a variety of rugby clubs across the region, were joined by Wasps Community Coaches, as well as Wasps Men’s Players Ryan Mills, Theo Vukasinovic and Wasps Women’s Gemma Rowland – who shared insight into life as professional rugby players..

Rowland, who spoke with the girls about her rugby journey, said: “Days like this are my favourite! It’s absolutely brilliant to see so many junior girls playing rugby and coming together to develop their games. There’s some future Wasps here for sure!”

Each group spent the morning working through a variety of skill and game development areas, before putting it all together in an afternoon of match-play, with a fantastic level of skill on show.

Meg Varley, Community Rugby Coach at Wasps, commented: “Since the return of rugby following the various lockdowns, we’ve been working hard to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships with our community rugby clubs. Developing the junior girls programme is a key element of our work and being able to run these camps is a great way to get more players involved. We’re delighted to make this camp happen, and are already looking at expanding our work even more in the lead-up to Christmas and into next year,”

Wasps would like to place on record their thanks to Earlsdon RFC for providing us with a great venue for the day, to RSK and Hannafin for their amazing support, and finally to all the players and parents for coming along and making the day such a huge success!