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Greyhound Ladies seeking new recruits
10:49am Wednesday 12th March 2014 in Sport
GREYHOUND are looking to recruit new members for their women's side by taking part in an RFU initiative this Sunday.
Pitch up and play aims to increase the participation numbers in women’s rugby across the country.
The innovative programme provides an alternative to league rugby and ensures that girls have access to regular competitive playing opportunities at club, school and college level without the need to travel too far.
A central venue hosts girls from three different age groups and on Sunday, from 1–4.30pm, Greyhound are hosting the event run by qualified RFU coaches.
The session, which will consist of some basic training followed by a few matches, is also an opportunity for Greyhound Ladies to recruit players to the team which is looking to attract some new talent going into next season, as Carly Phillips explained.
“At the moment we are building slowly," she said. "We have got about 12 girls that come training every week.
"We are currently playing touch rugby but hopefully some of the girls that come to the event will be keen to join up with us with the incentive of going to full contact when we have the numbers to do so.
"Then we shall be able to join a league which has been the target for us for some time now.”