In the week that the English RFU announced that 10 women rugby clubs would be invited to take part in a new "Super League" competition from this September, Diss Rugby Club has confirmed increasing interest in women's rugby at a national level is now attracting new players and supporters locally, with Diss Vixens looking to play a central part in East Anglia in recruiting and developing new players for the club locally and potentially Super League rugby in the future.
Both announcement reflects the increasing popularity and success of women’s rugby in England following the Red Roses’ success of winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 and Great Britain playing in the first sevens competition of the Olympic Games last year in Rio. This season has also seen the RFU announce its ambitions to double the number of women and girls playing rugby to 50,000 and the arrival of 15-a-side professional contracts ahead of eagerly anticipated Women’s Rugby World Cup in August this year.
Sarah Mclean from Diss Vixens commented " Diss Vixens is playing its part in developing new generation of players who potentially could play in the Super League in years to come. Therefore if you are aged 11 - 18 and haven't played rugby before or maybe played some rugby at school, but wondering what the next step is, then come down to Diss Rugby club to see what we can offer. Whatever your experience, we would love you to come down for fun fitness session on April 2nd - 11 a.m - 1 p.m. You will be able to join in with current players, learn the game, get fit, all under the guidance of expert coaches"
"Women's rugby is currently flourishing in the UK, with more players coming into the sport at an early age, more matches being played, even possible careers available for the most talented at the elite end of the rugby spectrum. Rugby is a great game for all ages and fitness levels, so find out what you have been missing on April 2nd" For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah on 07506 854 361
Updated 17:33 - 7 Apr 2017 by Charli Appleton