By Richard Sykes

Women and girls’ rugby has been one of the major growth areas in sport in recent times and Huddersfield RUFC are holding a Spring programme of introductory sessions to encourage more girls to ‘Give Rugby a Go.’

The club is running five sessions which will be held on Tuesday evenings between 6pm and 7pm which are free to attend and open to all girls in school years from six to 13, commencing on March 5.

The sessions are being held at Huddersfield’s Lockwood Park ground and will be led by head of women and girls’ rugby at the club, Jess Bunyard, who is DBS checked and a very well qualified and vastly experienced coach.

Jess said: “Girls can choose to attend as many or as few of the sessions as they wish. The activities in each session will all be different. The emphasis in all of them will be on fitness, fun and friendship.

“We aim to give girls who are new to rugby an enjoyable experience and the opportunity to learn all about this fantastic sport.

“Girls won’t need any special equipment, just trainers or boots, some outdoor sports clothes and a water bottle.”

Huddersfield RUFC has a large and very successful youth section. It runs ‘Age Grade’ teams from Under 6 to Under 16 and a Colts, Under 17/18 team.

It is proud of being the ‘Birthplace of Mini and Junior Club Rugby’ which it founded back in 1969. At junior level boys and girls can play rugby in the same team up to the age of 12 thereafter they play in single sex teams and the club is hopeful that their Spring time initiative will draw more girls to the club.

Further information about the event can be found by contacting Jess Bunyard via the link HERE.