On Sunday 19th September ARURS officials Claire Maccarron, Stephen Walley and Neil Holcroft supported the Dorset & Wilts girls rugby ‘Super Cluster’ at Devizes RFC which attracted over 130 girls aged 11 – 18 years from clubs across D&W.
With coaching from the Bath Rugby ‘Next Gen’ Engagement Team and RFU Chief Executive Bill Sweeney and RFU Women and Girls’ Council Member Louise Latter on a fact-finding visit, the Super Cluster was designed to attract new players to rugby and re-energise the girls’ game in the region post COVID by providing some top quality coaching from Bath Rugby and a return to competitive game time under the watchful eye of ARURS officials.
Meanwhile over £400.00 was raised for Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby from a raffle and cake sales to parents and guardians.
Chair of D&W Women & Girls, ARURS member and serving RA Reservist, Brett Bader commented “I am thrilled at today’s event, we have over 130 girls with their boots on – some for the first time – enjoying the game we all love; it’s fantastic and provides a real springboard to grow the girls game here in the West Country!”
The next D&W girls’ Super Cluster will be held on 24th October at Oakmedians RFC with continued support from Bath Rugby and ARURS.
Photos provided by Claire MacCarron