Ladies rugby taster session

Pictured are some of the ladies involved in the sport at a development day held in Montrose.

Pictured are some of the ladies involved in the sport at a development day held in Montrose.

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Brechin ladies with an interest in rugby are encouraged to attend a taster session with Montrose Lynx Ladies Rugby Club.

The club is currently on the look-out for new players of all ages and ability to join their team.

The ladies club is the newest branch of the Montrose Rugby Club and is gradually growing in strength following successful participation, this season, in the national development league.

However, they are still missing the key element required for a rugby team – enough players.

Women’s rugby is a sport that will challenge you and reward you in a way that no other sport can.

It is a game that incorporates skill, strength, conditioning, and teamwork. There are no size requirements or restrictions and no experience is necessary, simply a desire to have some fun and try something new.

The Lynx are holding a taster session on Wednesday, March 7 at 6.30 pm and are inviting ladies to pop along, give it a go, ask questions and then join them for refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards.

The club welcomes players from the age of 13 upwards – a couple of the players have not found middle-age to be a barrier to participation!

Training sessions currently run once a week on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 pm to 8 pm under the watchful eye of coach Graham Thom.

“In these sessions as well as working on rugby skills, we also work on fitness and conditioning,” explains a club spokesperson.

“Current players for the team come from all over Angus, including Brechiner Dianne Morland who originally started as a parent helper at the Brechin Pirate Rugby Club but has since been drawn in to the game both through the fun and fitness aspect as well as the social side.”

“Rugby has an image of being rough and bruising but it’s great fun. We always have a laugh during the training sessions as well as getting a good work out,” adds Dianne.

“The teams that we have met through development days have been really friendly and encouraging.”

So if you are interested in giving it a ‘try’ then pop along to the taster session which will be run at Union Park, Whinfield Road Montrose at 6.30 pm on March 7 or contact, via telephone 07873587375 or through the Facebook page ‘Montrose Ladies Rugby’.