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Unique Opportunity to be Trained by a World Cup Winner

3 months ago By Paul Harrington

The final PRFC Girls Rugby Taster Session will feature England World Cup Winner Claire Purdy

PRFC continues its aim to give girls a introduction to the great game of rugby union with its third 'Taster' session on Sunday 2nd September, (13:00-15:00).

This will be the last such session as the season kicks off in earnest the following week, with training every Sunday.

Our previous sessions have featured Internationals Leanne Riley and Claire Butler and the third session will be no different as we welcome World Cup winner, Claire Purdy to Penns Place.

Claire made her England debut in 2005 and in 2010 helped the team beat Canada to win the World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The Wasps forward played 43 times for England, captaining the side twice, and is the only player to have been capped in all three front row positions.

On her retirement from international duty, Claire was described by England head coach, Gary Street, as one of the world's most skilful front rowers who set a precedent for that when she started on the international scene. She has been recognised as a great leader and a stalwart for club and country - ideal characteristics to help enthuse today's youngsters to take up the game to which she has been so dedicated.

Anyone with an interest can e-mail PRFC's Director of Women's Rugby, Pam Dowers, at for more details.

Updated 16:08 - 2 Sep 2018 by Paul Harrington

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