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Acklam Rugby Women & Girls

Is it for me?
Rugby union is about fun, fitness and friends. It’s a social sport that anyone can play.

Fed up with exercising on your own? We know the feeling! Come and join in with us, we’re all shapes and sizes, different fitness levels and abilities, but overall we’re a bunch of ladies who want to have fun and better ourselves.

There are different ways of playing the game, so if you want to have a go for the first time, or you’re not sure if contact rugby is for you, we have lots of options for you.

O2 Touch – female only or mixed non-contact rugby
Pitch Up and Play – first-timer? No problem! Come and have a go, and we’ll help you every step of the way
Club rugby – our clubs are the heartbeat of our game; you can watch, learn, play or volunteer
Play your way
Women’s rugby is a game like no other. It is a sport for the many, not the few. If you’re looking for something different, something you haven’t done before, and you want a new challenge, then rugby could be for you. Whether you’re tall or small, fast or powerful, tactical or combative, you’ll be amazed to see what you can achieve on the pitch.

Rugby is an outdoor activity with lots of friendly people, helping you to achieve your goals, and having lots of fun along the way. If you want to challenge yourself and find your inner toughness, your local rugby club will teach you and guide you in your new sport. Get stuck in!

We are proud to say that our rugby clubs are very friendly places and will always be happy to welcome you, your friends and family.

You don’t have to be a member to go along and have a go – give it a try.

Why is it good for me?
Get fit, and stay fit with your friends – mix your fitness and social time together
Feel-good factor and sense of achievement equals positive mindset
Being part of a team, stronger together, belonging to something
It’s your time, it’s your sport
How much does it cost?
O2 Touch – no cost
Pitch Up & Play – no cost
Club rugby – there will be a membership fee at the club. Clubs always try to make sure it is affordable for everyone who wants to play. Some clubs will ask for an annual fee, others offer monthly payments which can include match fees.
What equipment do I need?
The amount of equipment you need will vary between what you want to do, but for your first session all you need is similar kit to what you would be comfortable running in. Trainers are also fine in the drier months. If you are not sure, just ask.

Where next?

Acklam Avengers Women who gave rugby a try are gearing up for their first league season. And to help them on thei

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